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Friday February 24th, 2017 3:25AM
Playoff basketball: 3 more area teams move on to quarters, 2 in thrilling fashion
Thursday proved a tougher day for northeast Georgia's prep basketball teams in the second round of the state tournament -- though there was still plenty to celebrate, as Gainesville, Buford and Lakeview Academy boys all marched on in postseason play.
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Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin take Duel wins at Daytona
Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin both made strong statements at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday night. If you want to win Sunday’s Daytona 500, you’ll have to contend with them.
11:38PM ( 3 hours ago )
Lakeside subdivision receives unanimous approval from Hall County Board of Commissioners
A rezoning request for a 45-lot subdivision in Gainesville was approved on Thursday.
8:31PM ( 6 hours ago )
Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says there will be "no mass deportations" and "no use of military forces" in enforcing President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown
8:13PM ( 7 hours ago )
Plans in works for two additional hotels in Gainesville
Commercial development in Gainesville continues to grow and apparently hotel developers are noticing.
4:20PM ( 11 hours ago )
City officials hold formal groundbreaking for Walton Summit, first residents could move in by this time next year
The property has been cleared for a few weeks now and as of Thursday morning the ground has been formally "broken" by city officials for the Walton Summit complex on Gainesville's Atlanta Street.
3:03PM ( 12 hours ago )
Authorities: Suspect arrested in case of missing teacher
Authorities in Georgia say they believe they have solved the case of a Georgia teacher who has been missing for 11 years
3:49PM ( 11 hours ago )
UPDATED: Lumpkin County Elementary employee detained following alleged threats
An employee of Lumpkin County Elementary School was detained by law enforcement Thursday after an anonymous tipster alleged the employee was suicidal and threatening to harm students.
3:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
Senate passes stringent opioid treatment program regulations
Georgia has become the opioid treatment program capital of the South as loose regulations have led to an explosion of new clinics opening across the state
2:52PM ( 12 hours ago )
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California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker
A California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing former state Sen. Tom Hayden for his anti-Vietnam War activism
2:53AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Far-right candidate sees a France sans kippas, headscarves
Marine Le Pen's refusal to don a headscarf this week cost her a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian
2:52AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Jihadi launchpad Tunisia hesitates taking extremists back
Tunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd
2:42AM ( 42 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) Class AAAAAA playoffs: Big Red rolls before, after halftime and into Elite Eight
The Gainesville boys basketball team burned Effingham County on either side of halftime to storm back into the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2013 on Thursday, winning 70-44 in Gainesville.
10:47AM ( 7 hours from now )
Class AAAA playoffs: Jones' buzzer-beater negates Anderson's 33, as Buford marches on
New Hampstead's O'ronte Anderson may have been the star on Thursday -- but it was Buford's Alex Jones that stole the show.
10:37AM ( 7 hours from now )
Class A playoffs: Lakeview boys survive wild 2OT win over Wesleyan
Rust. Nerves. Tough opposition. All of the above. However, you want to describe it, the Lakeview Academy boys used a Houdini-like escape to rally for a 60-58 double-overtime win over Wesleyan Thursday night...
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As president, Trump juggles loyalties on LGBT issues
LGBT issues are becoming a test of loyalties for President Donald Trump _ between the gay and lesbian community he says he supports and social conservatives who helped drive his victory
3:14AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winter
Massive flood projects have eased the fear of levee breaks around California's capital and other cities, but government workers are joining farmers with tractors battling round-the-clock to stave off any chain-reaction failure of levees in rural areas
2:19AM ( 1 hour ago )
Landowners say EPA botched cleanup, now they want a shot
A group of Montana landowners say federal environmental officials have botched a 34-year environmental cleanup, and they want a shot at removing the toxic metals from their yards their way
2:12AM ( 1 hour ago )
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The Latest: Jenner calls transgender decision 'a disaster'
Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms
9:19PM ( 6 hours ago )
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died
3:39PM ( 11 hours ago )
APNewsBreak: Beyonce out of Coachella; will perform in 2018
Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018
2:58PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
18 candidates are running for the Congressional seat being given up Tom Price now that he is the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Is that too many?
Yes, who can keep them all straight, let alone learn about each one.
No, it's a great example of people getting involved and choices for voters.
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Rain washes out Thursday DIRTcar Nationals action
Mother Nature won out again at the DIRTcar Nationals Thursday night. Persistent rain showers and the forecast for more in the area led race and track officials to postpone Thursday night’s scheduled events at Volusia Speedway Park...
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4:00PM ( 11 hours ago )
Debate over religious freedom returns to Georgia legislature
Georgia Republicans have again proposed legislation they argue will protect people acting on religious belief, undaunted by Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of a proposal last year.
By The Associated Press
7:42PM ( 2 days ago )