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Thursday May 28th, 2015 10:18PM
Hall Co. Commission delays agreement with F. Branch for road improvements
An intergovernmental agreement that has been in consideration for four years that would bring turn lanes and new pavement to the intersection of McEver Road and Gainesville Street is going to wait, at least for now.
7:30PM ( 2 hours ago )
Interim Gainesville City Manager announced
Melody Marlowe, the city's Chief Financial Officer, has been named the Interim Gainesville City Manager and will begin her duties on July 3.
5:23PM ( 4 hours ago )
Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges.
5:08PM ( 5 hours ago )
Hall schools: Schofield recommending 4 for leadership positions, including 3 new principals
Superintendent Will Schofield Thursday said he will make four leadership recommendations - including three new principals - to the Hall County Board of Education at a June 2 called meeting.
4:42PM ( 5 hours ago )
Roosevelt Square re-design project nears reality
Architectural plans for the redesign of Roosevelt Square were finally presented to the Gainesville City Council members at their work session Thursday morning.
1:14PM ( 9 hours ago )
US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.Weekly applications increased 7,000 to a seasonally adj...
8:57AM ( 13 hours ago )
Man fatally shot by central Ga. sheriff's deputy
Putnam County sheriff's officials say a man has died after a confrontation with a deputy.
6:34PM ( 3 hours ago )
Thunderstorms, high winds expected in north, central Ga.
Forecasters are warning of thunderstorms and high winds in parts of north and central Georgia.
2:55PM ( 7 hours ago )
Brenau, UNG hosting film festival this weekend
Brenau University and the University of North George are co-hosting a film festival in Gainesville this weekend.
1:41PM ( 8 hours ago )
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Local/State
USS Arizona Memorial dock repairs expected to take a week
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service and the Navy aim to resume taking visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial in a week, after a dock damaged by a wayward vessel is repaired.An attachment point bet...
9:31PM ( 46 minutes ago )
Man kills self after California police standoff; family safe
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — An all-day standoff in a San Diego-area apartment complex that began with a gunman killing his neighbor Thursday ended with the man killing himself after two children and hi...
9:25PM ( 52 minutes ago )
Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inland
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday.Powerfu...
9:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
Ralston guns down another tournament title, sets personal bests in process
Gainesville prep golfer Spencer Ralston began his summer tournament schedule with a bang this week, winning the Orchard Hills Junior Classic in Newnan by firing an 18-under-par 126 over 36 holes.
11:59AM ( 13 hours from now )
Georgia, ex-Habersham standout McCoy chosen as Nicklaus Award finalist
Georgia golfer Lee McCoy has been chosen as one of five finalists for the 2015 Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday.
11:00AM ( 12 hours from now )
Opinion: Gainesville's heroic effort a worthy cap to an astounding prep season
Any coach, athlete, parent or booster that follows prep sports witnessed some amazing moments over the last few weeks -- from championships (some historic), to heartbreak and everything in between, as area teams and individuals provided us with a stunning finish to the 2014-15 high school sports campaign.
9:13PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Sports
Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill —...
9:58PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Wisconsin governor: Obama power plant rule 'unworkable'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is "unworkable."Wisco...
7:21PM ( 2 hours ago )
Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google's desire...
7:16PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Business
ABC's latest 'Bachelor' Chris Soules splits from his fiancee
NEW YORK (AP) — Another couple from ABC's "The Bachelor" has broken up.Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have split two months after the finale of the reality dating show where the couple got engaged....
9:06PM ( 1 hour ago )
Review: Jim Parsons can't save mindless 'An Act of God'
NEW YORK (AP) — Latecomers, be warned: Miss the start of the new show at the Studio 54 theater this summer and you will be heckled by no less than God Almighty."How ya doin'? I am the Lord thy God, Ki...
8:02PM ( 2 hours ago )
Michael King, innovative syndicator of 'Oprah,' dies at 67
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.A family member confirmed King died Wednesday in Los Angeles...
7:27PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Fuel mileage gamble gives Edwards Charlotte victory
Carl Edwards rolled the dice and came up a winner as he stretched out his fuel just enough to cover the 600-mile distance to snap a 31-race winless streak and collect his first victory of the season in Sunday night’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Jackson EMC participates in large solar installation
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
6:24PM ( 1 day ago )