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Saturday April 18th, 2015 4:48AM
Sims set to etch his name amongst Alabama legends, as fairytale continues
For nearly four years, Blake Sims stood on the Alabama sidelines, clipboard or helmet in hand, watching, hoping, wondering -- praying even -- about whether his time would ever come.
10:14AM ( 5 hours from now )
Winder accident ends in double fatality
Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Winder.
8:51PM ( 7 hours ago )
Correction: Bird Flu story
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The corre...
6:24PM ( 10 hours ago )
Special Series: Living the life you want is part of beating cancer
The odds of staying alive, of becoming a cancer survivor, are much better than they were ten years ago.
6:00PM ( 10 hours ago )
By Jerry Gunn
White Co. sheriff asks DA not to pursue charges against deceased teen's father
White County Sheriff Neal Walden said Friday afternoon that he has requested that Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley not pursue the charges filed again Shannon Hamilton. Hamilton is the father of one of the teens killed the fatal wreck on March 15th.
5:30PM ( 11 hours ago )
Gainesville tax prep service under investigation for fraud
Tax Day has come and gone, but Gainesville Police say you might need to double-check your return if you used a tax preparer on Shallowford Road.
3:00PM ( 13 hours ago )
By B.J. Williams, Brian Stewart
Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday.News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making l...
5:25PM ( 11 hours ago )
GDOL hosting job fair next week in Habersham Co.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will sponsor a resource and career expo Thursday, April 23, for job seekers in the Habersham County area.
1:33PM ( 15 hours ago )
Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units, one in Ga.
For the second time in two years, the U.S. Army is shutting down a number of the specialized medical units that were set up at military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle.
1:30PM ( 15 hours ago )
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Local/State
Gas-line blast at California shooting range injures 11
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to...
4:21AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was...
4:07AM ( 40 minutes ago )
US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create immediate hardship for Greece" and damage the world econom...
3:29AM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
VIDEO: Boys soccer: West Hall clinches 2nd region crown in 3 seasons
The sodden turf and driving rains could so easily have doused West Hall’s region title hopes on Friday. The Spartans were in no mood to let their dreams slip away, however.
9:00AM ( 4 hours from now )
Boys soccer: Johnson claims 2nd straight 8-AAAA crown
Johnson claimed its second straight Region 8-AAAA crown on Friday in emphatic fashion.
12:36AM ( 4 hours ago )
VIDEO: Red-hot Gainesville girls soccer storming into postseason
From the moment they set foot on the training pitch this winter, the Gainesville girls soccer team knew things were different -- even if those differences stemmed from continuity,
11:45PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Fiorina says she'd neutralize Clinton's gender arguments
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.But to do so, Fio...
3:20AM ( 1 hour ago )
Global finance leaders see economy strengthening
WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Gre...
7:25PM ( 9 hours ago )
GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale
NEW YORK (AP) — The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-anno...
6:11PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'
TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the '80s was a leading light for...
3:38AM ( 1 hour ago )
5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever...
3:06AM ( 1 hour ago )
Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-...
2:26AM ( 2 hours ago )
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AP Was There: 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination
An installment of the "AP Was There" series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, with photos and text of the original April 14, 1865, dispatch by Associated Press correspondent Lawrence A. Gobright
By The Associated Press
7:00AM ( 3 days ago )
Kenseth wins second Bristol pole in Friday’s time trials
If history repeats itself on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth won’t have a problem with it.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
7:04PM ( 9 hours ago )
Cheer coach grants interview to Atlanta TV station, claims innocence in molestation charge
The Gainesville competition cheerleading coach accused of molesting a teen has defended himself on an Atlanta TV station.
8:12AM ( 20 hours ago )
Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.But after yea...
10:49AM ( 2 days ago )