Tuesday October 6th, 2015 4:17PM
The Latest: National Guard dropping 1-ton sandbags on breeched dam after historic flooding
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):3:30 p.m.The South Carolina National Guard is trying to bolster a major breech in a waterway ne...
3:36PM ( 40 minutes ago )
US trade deficit jumps 15.6 percent to $48.3 billion in August as exports fall to 3-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from Chin...
12:37PM ( 3 hours ago )
Buford robbery suspect nabbed after abandoning vehicle
The man Gwinnett County Police believe robbed a Buford gas station last month is behind bars after officers tracked him down Monday evening.
12:34PM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville School Board approves improvements totaling $394K
Improvements totaling $394,000 are on the way for several city schools in Gainesville, as approved by the Gainesville Board of Education at their meeting Monday night.
12:24PM ( 3 hours ago )
Juries being chosen for trials of final two suspects in Gainesville cabbie's murder
Juries are being seated this week in Hall County Superior Court for the trials of the final two suspects in the murder earlier this year of a Gainesville cab driver.
10:54AM ( 5 hours ago )
Paving work to begin Wednesday at Jewell/Butler parkways
Gainesville city officials are warning motorists to expect some delays Wednesday morning as Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) crews begin patching pavement at a major intersection.
10:05AM ( 6 hours ago )
Mock mediation tournament returns to Brenau University this weekend
One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns to the area this week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.
2:03PM ( 2 hours ago )
State Special Olympics coming to Gainesville this weekend
The state Special Olympics begin a three-day run at various venues around Hall County Friday.
12:43PM ( 3 hours ago )
State Sen. Tolleson retires after Alzheimer's diagnosis
Lawmaker Ross Tolleson says he will retire from the state senate after being diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
11:29AM ( 4 hours ago )
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'My car does what?' New auto safety technology leaves some drivers confused
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology.Some features will automatically turn a car back into its lane if it begins to drift, or h...
3:55PM ( 21 minutes ago )
The Latest: Current UN General Assembly president says reform depends on will of member states
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on allegations that former United Nations General Assembly President Josh Ashe accepted bribes to help a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople gain investments...
3:43PM ( 33 minutes ago )
Frank Lloyd Wright house, among those designed for a broader audience, rediscovered in Madison
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Linda McQuillen long wondered whether her 1917 home had any connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, thinking at best maybe one of his peers designed it as an imitation of the architect'...
3:41PM ( 35 minutes ago )
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Region title deciders on the line? Could well be the case for Friday
We’re past the halfway point in the season, so it’s no wonder that this week brings with it a handful of contests that could well decide the destiny of a region crown and/or playoff positioning this weekend.
4:40PM ( 22 minutes from now )
5 things: What we learned from Week 6 of high school football
Here’s a look at five things we learned from Week 6 of the high school football season...
5:51PM ( 22 hours ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville makes most of six Salem turnovers to set up Lanier showdown
Gainesville expected a battle on Friday night at Salem...
11:41AM ( 3 days ago )
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Softball: Region tournaments finally back in action after rainouts
The weather has been as big a story as the teams themselves as region tournaments to fill the girls state softball brackets have been postponed twice in the last week due to rain.
12:18PM ( 3 hours ago )
Quinn getting message of starting fast through to Falcons
Coach Dan Quinn has been trying to get the Atlanta Falcons to start games fast...
11:09AM ( 5 hours ago )
Hart says Braves 'will be better' following 67-win finish
The last time the Atlanta Braves finished below 70 wins was 1990, when they were in a rebuilding process based on pitching...
9:59AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Volkswagen, with limited US lobbying footprint, faces cheating hearing on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissi...
3:53PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Microsoft unveils impressive hardware in fall products, but heavy competition looms
NEW YORK (AP) — The success of Microsoft's fall lineup of devices will ride on the company's ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices...
3:45PM ( 31 minutes ago )
US stock indexes are mixed in afternoon trading following a five-day rally; DuPont soars
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed in afternoon trading Tuesday, taking a pause after five straight days of gains. DuPont soared on news that its embattled CEO will retire, while biotechnol...
3:39PM ( 37 minutes ago )
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Belgian film director Chantal Akerman, 1970s champion of feminism, is dead at 65
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian avant-garde filmmaker Chantal Akerman, whose patient, personal reflections on the lives of women made her a leading figure of arthouse cinema, has died. She was 65.Artemis...
3:36PM ( 41 minutes ago )
2,000 form human peace sign to mark John Lennon's 75th birthday but fall shy of world record
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono and tried to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign.The record attempt to honor Ono's husband, John Lennon, didn'...
3:32PM ( 44 minutes ago )
Patrick Kennedy memoir about family, addiction, mental illness creates rift among family
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A memoir by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including th...
3:16PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Post Race Notes: Truex moves forward despite penalty
That last thing Martin Truex, Jr. would have wanted was for his No. 78 Chevrolet to be pulled off the grid before the start of an elimination race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
8:00AM ( 1 day ago )
Jackson EMC Foundation reaches $10 million donation mark
The Jackson EMC Foundation has reached the $10 million donation mark.
6:51PM ( 3 days ago )