Wednesday July 1st, 2015 5:13PM
Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law
Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.
4:41PM ( 32 minutes ago )
By Associated Press
Hall County native named Ga. DOT Area Engineer
The Georgia Department of Transportation has appointed a Hall County native, Shannon Giles, as Area Engineer serving Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee and Walton counties.
4:10PM ( 1 hour ago )
By Staff
VIDEO: Hall Co. Fire Marshal offers fireworks safety tips
Wednesday marked the first day that citizens could purchase consumer, "aerial" fireworks in Georgia, and Hall County Fire officials are warning residents of the potential hazards.
2:25PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall Co. resource officers practice active shooter drills
Officials with the Hall County Sheriff's Office and school resource officers from around the county participated in an active shooter drill Wednesday.
11:48AM ( 5 hours ago )
GSP releases more details in Clarks Bridge Rd. hit-and-run
The Georgia State Patrol has collected more evidence in a hit-and-run incident that critically injured a man on Clarks Bridge Road almost a week ago.
8:15AM ( 8 hours ago )
By B.J. Williams, Brian Stewart
Ga. troopers ramping up enforcement during holiday weekend
Georgia state troopers say they're planning to beef up enforcement during the upcoming July 4 holiday travel period.
6:36AM ( 10 hours ago )
By Associated Press
As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Rev. John Taylor immediately recalled what happened 20 years ago when he learned his church was burning, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston p...
4:47PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Thieves make off with semi loaded with liquor and wine
Law officers in Athens are investigating the theft of an estimated $100,000 worth of bottled liquor and wine after a semi-trailer loaded with the alcohol went missing.
1:47PM ( 3 hours ago )
DeKalb County CEO found guilty of perjury, extortion charge
A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion.
12:59PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan coope...
4:59PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full res...
4:57PM ( 15 minutes ago )
$3 million restoration project improves Alcatraz Island
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a million people visit Alcatraz Island every year to see the shuttered prison sitting in the San Francisco Bay, made famous by Clint Eastwood in the movie about the grea...
4:55PM ( 17 minutes ago )
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U.S. women head to WWC final with 2-0 shutout of Germany
Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
9:23AM ( 7 hours ago )
Nats continue dominance over Braves
Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.
11:53PM ( 17 hours ago )
Daytona offers American flags in exchange program
Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property.
10:12PM ( 19 hours ago )
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US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated P...
4:43PM ( 29 minutes ago )
Golf organizations distance themselves from Trump
Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because "they know I'm right." Four leading golf organizations said he's wrong.The PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America broke their silence Wed...
4:37PM ( 35 minutes ago )
Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from Dona...
4:25PM ( 47 minutes ago )
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Laurence Fishburne to star in 'Roots' miniseries remake
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurence Fishburne is joining the "Roots" miniseries remake.A&E Networks said Wednesday that Fishburne will play writer Alex Haley, whose novel about his African-American ancestry w...
2:23PM ( 2 hours ago )
30th anniversary of 'Future' celebrated at Hollywood Bowl
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands went back in time as one of the largest movie audiences ever in one place gathered to watch "Back to the Future" at the Hollywood Bowl in a celebration of the film's 30th...
2:11PM ( 3 hours ago )
Documentary film about Market Basket dispute nears release
BOSTON (AP) — One of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history will soon be the subject of a documentary film."Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket" is being edited and is sc...
1:40PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Hawaii became the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. Would you support such a law in Georgia?
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Martin scores Thursday Thunder Legends victory at AMS
The 2015 Thursday Thunder summer racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. reached its midpoint in Week 4 Thursday night, on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring”.
By Dustin Bixby
8:00AM ( 1 day ago )
US home prices climbing steadily
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased at a solid clip in April, led by double-digit jumps in Denver and San Francisco.The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.9 percen...
9:40AM ( 1 day ago )