Friday October 28th, 2016 8:17AM
Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes
Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.
7:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
By Associated Press
GBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Elbert County
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Ga. 77 near the Georgia Guidestones in Elbert County, officials confirm.
10:52PM ( 9 hours ago )
Hall Commission hears 'septic system dilemma' appeal
Hall County Commissioners agreed Thursday evening to lend their support to a growing challenge facing home construction in our area: the interpretation of state septic system regulations that renders some lots unbuildable.
10:37PM ( 9 hours ago )
Attempted armed robbery, shooting leads to two arrests in Pickens Co.
Pickens County authorities have arrested two people in the attempted robbery and shooting of a third individual early Thursday morning.
9:34PM ( 10 hours ago )
Emergency personnel respond to reported pedestrian fatality in Cleveland
Troopers from Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville are working a reported fatal accident on Ga. 11 (U.S. 129 South) in Cleveland.
8:35PM ( 11 hours ago )
Statham man arrested in counterfeit money investigation
​A Winder Police Department special investigation into counterfeit money led to the Tuesday arrest of a Statham man, police said Thursday.
3:51PM ( 16 hours ago )
No injuries after Pence plane slides off runway in NYC
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off the runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday, tearing up two tracks of concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass
7:53AM ( 23 minutes ago )
5 arrested in deadly Henry County quadruple shooting
Five people have been arrested following a shooting that left three dead and one critically injured inside a rural Henry County home
4:55AM ( 3 hours ago )
North Ga. Tech, Ga. Military College articulation agreement
North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) and Georgia Military College (GMC) signed an agreement Thursday that will provide Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates of select North Georgia Tech programs the chance to continue on with Georgia Military College to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree.
6:18PM ( 13 hours ago )
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The Latest: US says tried to disrupt forced march near Mosul
The U.S. military says it carried out airstrikes near the Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this week to try to prevent Islamic State militants from forcing thousands of civilians north into the city to use them as human shields
7:59AM ( 18 minutes ago )
US Senate candidates in Illinois spar over heritage, service
Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has mocked Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's family history of military service, implying that her Asian-American heritage casts doubt on her claims
7:52AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials
Some young black voters who had their doubts about Hillary Clinton are coming around to support her _ some enthusiastically, some because they cannot stand Donald Trump
7:43AM ( 33 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) Game of the Week: Buford-Loganville collide for 8-AAAAA title, No. 1 seed
Buford football has not met a true challenge in weeks -- certainly not since the start of Region 8-AAAAA play. But that could all change tonight...
10:00PM ( 13 hours from now )
Football game previews: Moving week for area teams as region titles come within reach
Golf has its "moving day" -- tonight, in high school football, we’re going to see moving week, as several northeast Georgia regions look to crown champions and others navigate soupy playoff waters with just two regular season Friday nights remaining.
9:15PM ( 12 hours from now )
VIDEO: Branch cross country teams sweep 8-AAAAA; Dawson sweeps 7-AAA on big day in Unicoi
It was a big day for both Dawson County and Flowery Branch cross country programs on Thursday with the Tigers and Falcons sweeping up their respective region titles, as runners from both 7-AAA and 8-AAAAA descended on Helen's Unicoi State Park.
10:49AM ( 2 hours from now )
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Global stocks steady, dollar rises ahead of US GDP data
Global stock markets are steady and the dollar is making further gains ahead of a report on U.S. economic growth in July-September
7:33AM ( 43 minutes ago )
Upstart Pirate Party senses victory in Iceland elections
The past few years have been stormy for Iceland, a country threatened by volcanoes and brought low by bankers
6:39AM ( 1 hour ago )
Global shares trend lower, dollar gains ahead of US GDP data
Global shares are mostly lower ahead of the U.S. report on GDP in July-September
5:19AM ( 2 hours ago )
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The Latest: Pence says he's grateful after plane incident
Republican Mike Pence says he's grateful for the "quick action" of his pilot and first responders when his campaign plane slid off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport
7:33AM ( 43 minutes ago )
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5:51AM ( 2 hours ago )
Manson follower 'Tex' Watson denied parole in California
California officials have denied parole for Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described "right-hand man" of murderous cult leader Charles Manson
1:29AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
Do your children side with you in your presidential candidate preference?
I don't know. We don't talk about it.
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Denny Hamlin hopes to lock up Championship 4 berth
Denny Hamlin’s championship aspirations came .006 seconds away from evaporating at Talladega last Sunday.
By NASCAR Wire Service
8:00AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Detective says mother is not a suspect in hot car death case
A detective testified the mother of a toddler who died after being left in a hot SUV is not a suspect in her son's death.
By The Associated Press
9:06PM ( 1 day ago )