Sunday November 29th, 2015 9:36PM
Cooperative weather, flights aid so-far smooth post-Thanksgiving travel efforts
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth trav...
9:07PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Georgia's Richt stepping down following 'mutual' decision
Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach on Sunday in what was called a "mutual" decision but looked like a firing...
4:14PM ( 5 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Falcons' slump deepens in 20-10 loss to Vikings
Adrian Peterson ran for 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Matt Ryan threw two more interceptions, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the slumping Atlanta Falcons 20-10 on Sunday.
4:13PM ( 5 hours ago )
Newspaper investigation: Campaign reports full of errors
Campaign finance reports filed by state and local officials in Georgia are often riddled with mistakes and discrepancies, with some leaving tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash apparently unaccounted for, an Atlanta newspaper investigation shows.
3:21PM ( 6 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Hall Co Fire Services hosting bicycle helmet fitting and giveaway event
Hall County Fire Services will be sponsoring a free bike helmet giveaway on Monday.
11:54AM ( 9 hours ago )
By Russell Brown
32,000 acres selected for 2015-2016 prescribed burn season in North Ga.
Fire managers with the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest have begun the first of several prescribed burns as part of the U.S Department of Agriculture's (USDA) "2015-2016 prescribed fire season."
7:34AM ( 14 hours ago )
Gainesville businesses among those on UGA Alumni Association's Bulldog 100 list
Two Gainesville businesses and a number of others in northeast Georgia are on this year's UGA Alumni Association Bulldog 100 list.
6:53PM ( 2 hours ago )
Red Cross bracing for holiday-related decline in blood, platelet donations
Red Cross chapters across the south - such as the one in Gainesville - are bracing for an annual decline in blood and platelet donations which usually occurs around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
6:26PM ( 3 hours ago )
Hall Co. HELP program celebrates 10th anniversary
A Hall County program which provides alternatives to incarceration for criminal defendants with mental health issues celebrated its tenth anniversary recently.
2:01PM ( 7 hours ago )
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10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:1. WHAT LEADERS HOPE WILL BATTLE CLIMATE CHANGEPresident Barack Obama, French President Franco...
9:22PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Obama prods world on climate change but faces pushback from critics on homefront
PARIS (AP) — Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leader...
9:04PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Retail group changes how it measures Thanksgiving weekend spending, leaves incomplete picture
U.S. shoppers no longer blow the bulk of their holiday budgets on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday.It's a major shift that has made it difficult for stores to track and learn from shop...
7:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
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PLAYOFFS: Three goes into four, as area trio earn semifinal berths
Once the dust settled on Friday night, northeast Georgia found three teams still standing in the state football playoffs -- and it was so nearly four...
9:01AM ( 1 day ago )
(VIDEO) Class AAAAAA: Mill Creek routs Archer to advance to first semifinals
Mill Creek used a dominating defensive performance to whip Archer 23-0 and advance to its first-ever semifinals in a Class AAAAAA quarterfinal matchup Friday night at Mill Creek Community Stadium.
8:58AM ( 1 day ago )
(VIDEO) Class AAAA: Buford stomps into ninth straight state semifinal
Were it any other team the number alone would seem absurd, but Buford football could care less about numbers at this time of year -- at least any number but "one."
8:58AM ( 1 day ago )
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Friday Game Night
Run game, defense helps Dogs seal victory over Jackets, 9-win campaign
Mark Richt trotted over to a corner of Bobby Dodd Stadium, where the Georgia band played and the red-clad faithful had nothing but cheers for the embattled coach.
11:59PM ( 21 hours ago )
Watson puts up 4 TDs and No. 1 Clemson moves to 12-0 with 37-32 win over South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Deshaun Watson isn't giving up on Clemson's step-by-step approach, not when it's worked so well. Watson had another big day, running for three touchdowns and passing for a fourth...
11:58PM ( 21 hours ago )
Boys basketball: Vikings bounce back from loss with win over Paideia
Jacquen Hopkins led four players in double figures with 14 points as East Hall beat Paideia 68-54 Saturday in the Hoopsgiving Classic at Holy Innocents High School.
11:57PM ( 21 hours ago )
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Japan industrial output lags forecasts; retail spending falls
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese industrial output rose 1.4 percent in October from the month before, below forecasts and a decrease from the year before.Government data released Monday also showed retail spendi...
8:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Adele's '25' sells record-breaking 3.38 million copies in first week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adele's new album "25" has sold 3.38 million copies in its first week, smashing single week sales records, according to Nielsen Music.As reported by Billboard, "25" is the first alb...
7:56PM ( 1 hour ago )
Hundreds of Russian truck drivers head to Moscow for protest against new road tax
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of the Russian truck drivers who have been protesting around the country were driving their rigs toward Moscow on Sunday to demand that the government cancel a n...
11:27AM ( 10 hours ago )
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Final 'Hunger Games' installment knocks out 'Good Dinosaur,' 'Creed' at holiday box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again."The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" held on to its first-place spot in its second weeke...
3:59PM ( 5 hours ago )
Barnes art museum looks to build on successful move, reach new audiences, expand offerings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than a million people have visited The Barnes Foundation since the art museum moved to Philadelphia from a suburb in May 2012. That's almost three times the number of visitors...
11:20AM ( 10 hours ago )
Luc Bondy, Swiss opera, theater director, dies of pneumonia at age 67
BERLIN (AP) — Luc Bondy, a Swiss opera, theater and film director who staged productions on renowned stages across Europe and the United States, has died. He was 67.The Odeon Theatre in Paris, where B...
6:33AM ( 15 hours ago )
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Rosberg extends F1 pole streak to 6 races by edging Hamilton at Abu Dhabi GP
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg extended his streak of pole positions to six when he edged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday's qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi Grand...
10:01AM ( 1 day ago )
Appalachian Parkway in Cleveland now open
An official grand opening and road-naming ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon for the State Route 11/US 129 North Appalachian Parkway in Cleveland, previously known as the Cleveland Bypass.
By Dean Dyer
9:45PM ( 4 days ago )