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Saturday August 1st, 2015 9:51AM
Oakwood, Flowery Branch police search for telephone scammer
The Oakwood and Flowery Branch police departments are working together to find a telephone scammer who has been soliciting donations from area businesses.
9:00AM ( 51 minutes ago )
GOP proposes protections for clergy on gay marriage
A top-ranking Republican leader wants to make clear that Georgia clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages, a protection they already enjoy under the U.S. Constitution.
6:48AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Tax free weekend gives Gainesville shoppers more bang for their buck
As we prepare to send kids back to school after a summer of fun, parents can catch a little break during the annual sales tax exempt holiday.
5:39AM ( 4 hours ago )
Towns Co. man charged in domestic violence incident, standoff with police
Following an alleged incident of severe domestic violence and a brief standoff with Towns County authorities, a Hiawassee man has been arrested and now faces a long list of charges.
9:35PM ( 12 hours ago )
Elachee to host national nature center group; 225 participants expected
Elachee Nature Science Center will host the 2015 Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) Summit in August.
6:21PM ( 15 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Agencies spend afternoon clearing wreck on Athens Hwy
Athens Highway was shut down at Gillsville Highway for most of the Friday afternoon rush hour following a traffic accident and ensuing fire.
4:39PM ( 17 hours ago )
Forsyth tax commissoner's Sharon Springs branch closed for renovation, expansion
The Sharon Springs branch of the Forsyth County Tax Commissioner’s Office, which is located inside Sharon Springs Park, will be closed for renovations for the next several weeks.
8:58AM ( 53 minutes ago )
Judge blocks release of new recordings by anti-abortion group
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers' association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly...
8:30AM ( 1 hour ago )
Family, friends expected for private Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral
A private service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Alpharetta for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown
6:44AM ( 3 hours ago )
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APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Fri...
12:33AM ( 9 hours ago )
Several wildfires blackening dry California's golden hills
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blackened the golden hills of California on Friday, egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.Flames consumed a handful of homes...
11:54PM ( 9 hours ago )
Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.H...
11:34PM ( 10 hours ago )
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National
Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp
Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his first Atlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.
4:25PM ( 6 hours from now )
Fourth straight win would put Kyle Busch in exclusive company
Should Kyle Busch win Sunday’s Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, he would join an exclusive club reserved primarily for NASCAR Hall of Fame members.
8:35AM ( 1 hour ago )
Brown, Howard lead Phillies over Braves 9-3
Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night.
8:22AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representat...
1:06AM ( 8 hours ago )
Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two...
6:36PM ( 15 hours ago )
Pot industry's bank bid rejected by federal regulators
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system.A pai...
5:34PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Daniel Wu's martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U.S. with his upcoming series "Into the Badlands," premiering Nov. 19 on AMC.Wu, who stars on the...
12:39AM ( 9 hours ago )
SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The shaggy-haired rocker who set up his amplifier in the posh hotel lobby looked a lot like Fred Armisen. And wasn't that Seth Meyers snapping his picture?It was indeed a...
9:39PM ( 12 hours ago )
Dolly Parton's family life subject of TV movie
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Dolly Parton wants the upcoming TV movie about her life growing up poor in Appalachia to show viewers the kind of family she thinks is missing on television today.Parton, 6...
9:07PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Pollard completes SSS Gulf Coast sweep with Mobile win
Less than 24 hours after starting from the pole and completely dominating at Five Flags Speedway in Pendacola, Fla., defending series champion Bubba Pollard climbed his way to the front at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala.
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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years
DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotiv...
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