Friday October 9th, 2015 1:22AM
Chaos in the House: McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker, GOP vote postponed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before the...
11:26PM ( 1 hour ago )
Isakson, Perdue attack part of bill they say sides with Ala. in water wars
Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue Thursday urged Senate leaders to remove language in the Energy and Water appropriations bill they say is a direct attack on Georgia in its ongoing water dispute with Alabama.
6:56PM ( 6 hours ago )
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D.A.: Moran gets life without parole in Gainesville taxi driver murder
A Gainesville woman was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday in murder of a Gainesville taxi driver earlier this year.
2:34PM ( 10 hours ago )
Rehabilitative Industries of Northeast Georgia ring-in month-long awareness celebration
Thursday morning area civic and business leaders joined RING staff members at their Athens Street headquarters to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
12:22PM ( 13 hours ago )
Gainesville Police investigate reported robbery
Gainesville Police are investigating what was reported as a robbery in the parking lot of an Athens Street business Wednesday afternoon.
12:18PM ( 13 hours ago )
Police: Suspects in Gillsville manhunt captured
The Banks County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who fled after their vehicle crashed during a pursuit by deputies Thursday morning.
11:13AM ( 14 hours ago )
Gainesville property tax bills in the mail
City of Gainesville property owners will be receiving their tax bill this week with a due date of December 7.
5:50PM ( 7 hours ago )
Special Olympics World Games gold medal winner from Gainesville to be honored
A young man from Gainesville, who won a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games earlier this year, will be honored, along with his parents, in Atlanta next week.
12:56PM ( 12 hours ago )
Delta and Alaska rank best for on-time arrivals, Spirit ranks at the bottom
The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's leading carriers posted an on-time rate of 80.3 percent in August.
12:28PM ( 12 hours ago )
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McHugh goes 6 solid innings, Astros rely on defense to beat KC 5-2 in ALDS opener
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has a "soft rule" when it comes to a rain delay during a game: If it lasts about an hour, he'll usually remove his starting pitcher.Good thing...
12:43AM ( 38 minutes ago )
California agency approves major expansion of SeaWorld orca tanks but bans captive breeding
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego — but it banned breeding of the...
12:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
City reaches $6.5M settlement with family of unarmed black man killed by white officer
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — City officials in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white police officer who was captur...
11:53PM ( 1 hour ago )
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(VIDEO) Game of the Week: GHS-Lanier to slug it out for 8-AAAAA supremacy
Both Gainesville and Lanier football hope to answer big questions on Friday night...
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(VIDEO) Week 7: Area teams facing playoff-like scenarios as region races heat up
The official start of the high school football playoffs isn't for another month. However, some area teams, it amy actually begin this Friday.
8:25PM ( 19 hours from now )
Surprising Tigers looking to take early lead in 7-AAA
Sid Maxwell admitted he wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he decided to take the Dawson County job back in the spring.
8:02PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Falcons' Roddy White upbeat after meeting with Quinn
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with coach Dan Quinn.
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Volleyball: Lady Vikings claim second straight 7-AAA crown
The East Hall volleyball team savored a second straight Area 7-AAA championship on Thursday after sweeping past Lumpkin County and West Hall in Rabbittown.
1:34AM ( 11 minutes from now )
Softball: North Hall clinches 8-AAAA title game berth
North Hall softball will play for the Region 8-AAAA title after sweeping Madison County in two games in the 8-AAAA tournament on Thursday in Danielsville.
12:49AM ( 33 minutes ago )
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Asian shares gain on expectations Fed won't raise interest rates this year
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Friday on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for several more months. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil.KEEPING...
11:53PM ( 1 hour ago )
Facebook hopes users in Spain and Ireland will 'love' their new emotion buttons
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of new emotional rea...
11:01PM ( 2 hours ago )
Things to know about Chicago's Tribune Tower as it goes up for sale
CHICAGO (AP) — A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, is up for sale. Tribune Media Co. announced Thursday that it has hired real estate investment banking firm Eastdil Secured to explore a s...
7:32PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme, Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine, dies at 75
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75.Tiffanie...
10:49PM ( 2 hours ago )
Culinary legend Paul Prudhomme, who brought Cajun flavor, ingredients to world, dies at 75
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen during the early 1980s, chef and owner Paul Prudhomme would drive to his hometown near Opelousas in his pickup truck and come back loaded down with sup...
10:45PM ( 2 hours ago )
'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer says gender-switching edition is 'not a real book.'
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephenie Meyer acknowledges her new book isn't exactly "new."Appearing Thursday at New York Comic Con, the author spoke of the 10th anniversary edition of the first book of her blockb...
7:55PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Short practices are intense for Chase bubble drivers
With intermittent rain playing havoc with the racing schedule at Dover International Speedway, Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contestants scrambled to learn as much as they could during two short practice sessions at the Monster Mile.
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Boil water advisory issued for many Demorest users
Demorest Water System customers who experienced an outage or low pressure Sunday should boil water used for consumption or food preparation.
10:10PM ( 4 days ago )