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Saturday April 25th, 2015 2:19PM
Youth Leadership Hall celebrates 10 years with largest class ever
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Youth Leadership Hall with the largest class ever.
1:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Powerful earthquake strikes Nepal: Things to Know
A powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region on Saturday, causing widespread casualties and triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest.The key information known at this time:___HOW BAD IS THE DAMAGE?It...
12:45PM ( 1 hour ago )
Habitat for Humanity of Hall County turns corner with home #50
Maxine Harvey couldn’t speak; “Thank you” softly fell from her lips between sobs. The reality was setting in: she was now a homeowner, the recipient of the 50th house constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.
9:21AM ( 4 hours ago )
Annual summer burn ban begins May 1 in Hall, 56 other Ga. counties
If you have some outdoor burning planned, you have just a few days left to do it unless you want to wait until fall.
9:13AM ( 5 hours ago )
By Staff
Wet, stormy weather prompts several event cancelations
Several Saturday events have been postponed or canceled because of rain and the threat of severe weather.
7:59AM ( 6 hours ago )
Severe storm threat increases Saturday afternoon
Another rainy day is in store for north Georgia, with the threat of severe weather Saturday afternoon.
7:48AM ( 6 hours ago )
Seven-foot bear breaks out of Ellijay garage
A 7-foot bear that accidentally got stuck in a North Georgia garage clawed its way out a window as a resident watched.
10:35AM ( 3 hours ago )
RMA cadet selected for STEM honor
Cadet SGT Adrian O'Sullivan, a Riverside Military Academy sophomore, has been selected for the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders (CFSTL) to be held in Boston, Mass. June 28-30.
8:31AM ( 5 hours ago )
Gwinnett apartment fire linked to child playing with lighter
Gwinnett County fire officials say a child who was playing with a lighter on a balcony likely started a blaze that severely damaged an apartment building in Lawrenceville.
6:04AM ( 8 hours ago )
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Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people prepared to spend the night in the open under a chilly and thundery sky after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180...
1:34PM ( 44 minutes ago )
10 dead, more missing in quake-triggered Everest avalanche
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal swept across Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountain...
1:31PM ( 47 minutes ago )
'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Vietnamese orphans airlifted to the United States in the frantic final days of the Vietnam War have been reunited with some of the soldiers who helped evacuate them.Twenty evacuee...
1:24PM ( 54 minutes ago )
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Baseball: Sewell powers GHS past Apalachee, to 8-AAAAA title (VIDEO)
Coming into the final week of the season, Gainesville looked resigned to take a No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAAA into next week’s state playoffs.
12:11PM ( 2 hours ago )
Elite Junior Showcase moved to Gainesville High for April 26
The Elite Junior Showcase Classic -- an opportunity for high school football players to display their abilities for assembeled recruiting services from throughout the southeast -- will hold a session on Sunday, April 26 at the Gainesville High practice fields (moved from the original location of City Park).
11:11AM ( 3 hours ago )
Baseball: Tigers knock off Lumpkin Co.; Indians fall to 3rd in 7-AAA
One day after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Dawson County baseball team exacted a measure of revenge on its arch-rival Friday.
10:15AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ferdinanc Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his crit...
1:50PM ( 28 minutes ago )
Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Drivers in the state that put the world on wheels are flat-out embarrassed by the state of their roads. Some are even scared.Mary Jo Walentovic was driving on a Detroit-area in...
12:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.The company said the outage was resolved Friday night afte...
11:57AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Garten, Stewart and Bourdain sweep top food broadcast awards
Anthony Bourdain, Ina Garten and Martha Stewart remain the names to beat in food broadcasting.For a second year running, the three dominated the top tier of television awards from the James Beard Foun...
9:30AM ( 4 hours ago )
Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he fi...
12:02AM ( 14 hours ago )
FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell William...
10:42PM ( 15 hours ago )
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A timeline of Queen Elizabeth II's life
An interactive timeline of the key events in Queen Elizabeth II's life. At 89 years old, Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest reigning monarch in British royal history.
By The Associated Press
2:35PM ( 3 days ago )
Sheppard outduels Lanigan & Babb for Illini 100 win
Brandon Sheppard put his experience at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL to good use Saturday night, mastering the quarter-mile oval to score a $15,050 victory in the Douglas Ram Trucks Illini 100 finale.
By Joshua Joiner
12:00PM ( 4 days ago )
Supporters ask Gainesville School Board to give AD one more year on the job
The people who turned out at the Gainesville City School Board Monday night to ask for some extra time on the job for Gainesville High School Athletic Director Wayne Vickery did not get what they wanted.
10:00AM ( 4 days ago )
Hartwell Bank of America being sold South State Bank
South State Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase 12 South Carolina branch locations and one Georgia branch location from Bank of America.
9:32AM ( 3 days ago )