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NE Ga.'s jobless rate drops in April; Gainesville metro has lowest rate in state
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday morning that the unemployment rate for Northeast Georgia dropped for the month of April, and once again, the Gainesville Metro posted the lowest jobless rate of any metro in the state of Georgia.
5:31AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21
HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 ot...
11:09PM ( 9 hours ago )
Gainesville police: Alleged sexual assailant in custody
A Lithia Springs man is in custody for reportedly sexually assaulting a Gainesville woman.
4:50PM ( 15 hours ago )
Hall C. BOE sets public hearings for budget; board to ask for tax increase
As the Hall County School Board prepares to adopt its upcoming budget, three public hearings have been scheduled, and the Board plans to ask for a property tax increase to restore some funding lost during the economic downturn.
3:01PM ( 17 hours ago )
Authorities charge man with kidnapping, other offenses after chase into Lake Lanier
Forsyth County authorities have charged a man with kidnapping, false imprisonment and a list of other charges after they chased him and caught him in Lake Lanier Monday night.
2:30PM ( 17 hours ago )
G-Braves SS faces rape, kidnapping charges in Ohio
A Gwinnett Braves baseball player is facing rape and kidnapping charges after an incident on the team's road series in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend.
2:26PM ( 17 hours ago )
New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized
New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being criticized by Republicans and farm...
8:00AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group.The 37-year-old Au...
4:25AM ( 3 hours ago )
Former NY governor Pataki inches toward 2016 starting line
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Politicians like to say a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint. Republican George Pataki has taken almost a decade just to get to the starting line.The former three-t...
3:31AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,...
8:01AM ( 9 minutes ago )
No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey
PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of Fr...
7:59AM ( 10 minutes ago )
THE LATEST: CAF backs Blatter, says FIFA vote should go on
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:1:30 p.m. (1130 GMT, 7:30 a.m. EDT)The Confederation of African Football has repeated its backing for Sepp Blatter and wants the FIFA presidential electio...
7:51AM ( 18 minutes ago )
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Opinion: Gainesville's heroic effort a worthy cap to an astounding prep season
Any coach, athlete, parent or booster that follows prep sports witnessed some amazing moments over the last few weeks -- from championships (some historic), to heartbreak and everything in between, as area teams and individuals provided us with a stunning finish to the 2014-15 high school sports campaign.
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Baseball: GHS falls to Greenbrier in Game 3 (VIDEO)
In the end, it was wasn’t worth the wait...
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Video: Edwards, Dillon take Memorial Day victories at Charlotte
For many people, Memorial Day Weekend is all about traveling. And with the current price of gasoline, it can easily be about fuel mileage as well.
8:00AM ( 10 minutes ago )
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Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism
MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) — Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts.With Croatia announcing it wil...
7:38AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Greece aims to get bailout deal by Sunday but creditors wary
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bail...
7:32AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Global stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms
TOKYO (AP) — Chinese shares dived Thursday after big gains in the past three months and other global stock markets were mostly lower as a deadline neared for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment...
7:26AM ( 43 minutes ago )
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Judge to determine whether to close Lohan driving case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge will determine Thursday whether Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a reckless driving case and can finally put her Los Angeles court troubles behind her.Th...
3:12AM ( 4 hours ago )
US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship
NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation.J...
11:55PM ( 8 hours ago )
Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.Morgan's lawyer, Ben...
10:27PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Casey Roderick triumphs for SSS victory at Five Flags
It was a wild night as the Southern Super Series returned to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. for 100 laps of Super Late Model racing.
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12:00PM ( 2 days ago )
Jackson EMC participates in large solar installation
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
6:24PM ( 13 hours ago )