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Friday August 28th, 2015 1:16PM
All of Florida watching Tropical Storm Erika, could hit Monday; state of emergency declared
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami sai...
12:32PM ( 44 minutes ago )
3 charged in connection with murder of Gainesville cabbie plead guilty
Three of the five people charged in connection with the murder of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year have pleaded guilty to some of the charges facing them.
10:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
Jackson County man's dog tests positive for meth
A Jackson County man has been charged after authorities say his dog tested positive for methamphetamine.
8:52AM ( 4 hours ago )
Hall County approves renovation funding for Olympic Venue
The Hall County Board of Commissioners has agreed to help fund the renovation of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.
7:07AM ( 6 hours ago )
Gainesville meeting on racial profiling disrupted by white man with backpack
Nearly two hours of discussion at a community meeting on racial profiling came to an end when a white man with a backpack made his way to the front of the fellowship hall at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Summit Street.
4:48AM ( 8 hours ago )
Cornelia posts revised sign ordinance, extends moratorium
The Cornelia City Commission has extended its moratorium on freestanding sign permits until Oct. 7.
9:33PM ( 15 hours ago )
HCSO receives state re-certification
The Hall County Sheriff's Office has been re-certified by the Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program.
12:29PM ( 47 minutes ago )
PHOTO GALLERY: History Center honors three "Local Legacies"
Northeast Georgia History Center honored three Hall County men as "Local Legacies" at the 2015 Taste of History Luncheon on Thursday, August 27.
8:57AM ( 4 hours ago )
US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July, while incomes rise 0.4 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July, while incomes rise 0.4 percent.
8:30AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea; more than 2,400 have died this year
VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 pe...
1:00PM ( 15 minutes ago )
The Latest: Virginia governor visits TV station, says there are 'too many guns in America'
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):12:50 p.m.Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he has visited WDBJ-TV to lend his support and give c...
12:57PM ( 19 minutes ago )
The Latest: Migration agency: 332,000 migrants reach Europe this year; Greece is hardest hit
GENEVA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.__6:50 p.m.According to new figures by the International Organization for Migra...
12:54PM ( 21 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) Game of the Week: Knights, Spartans expect intense 'Battle of Oakwood'
Talk to anyone involved -- the “Battle of Oakwood” definitely has that air of something a bit special...
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Week 1: GHS, Johnson look to avenge losses to highlight marquee matchups
After last week’s Hors d'oeuvres, the main course of the 2015 high school football schedule finally arrives this week.
7:26PM ( 6 hours from now )
GHSA teams with hospital, coalition to promote prostate cancer awareness
You’ve seen high school athletes wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness, in September, many of them will don the color blue...
9:52PM ( 15 hours ago )
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WR looks like Falcons' deepest position heading into season
Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions...
9:43AM ( 3 hours ago )
Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season
This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse...
9:34AM ( 3 hours ago )
NASCAR Notebook: Dillon determined to gain ground
Chris Buescher gambled at Bristol and almost came up big. The key word in the previous sentence: ‘Almost.’
8:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
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The psychology behind financial market swings: A Q&A with Wall Street's top psychiatrist
NEW YORK (AP) — When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that appli...
12:44PM ( 31 minutes ago )
US stocks edge lower in midday trading as markets close out wild week of big swings
U.S. stocks drifted between small gains and losses in midday trading Friday, at the end of a volatile week.Stocks fell heavily in the first two days of trading this week on concerns about the health o...
12:41PM ( 34 minutes ago )
Ashley Madison CEO leaves company in wake of hacking, leak of member information
NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its memb...
11:52AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Bridgewater, Mayfield pay homage to New Orleans on 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Dee Dee Bridgewater, "Dee Dee's Feathers" (OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records)Grammy- and Tony-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater is the most complete jazz singer on the scene today — combining superb vocal chops an...
11:28AM ( 1 hour ago )
Actress, entrepreneur, fitness guru Brooke Burke-Charvet to co-host Miss America pageant
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Brooke Burke-Charvet, the actress, entrepreneur and fitness guru, will co-host the 2016 Miss America pageant next month.The Miss America Organization announced Friday that B...
8:21AM ( 4 hours ago )
TV academy, actors union host 3rd annual pre-Emmy reception to celebrate diversity
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With hit shows like "Empire," ''black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder," diversity is the new normal in TV.That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating the in...
5:09AM ( 8 hours ago )
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Arnold clinches NeSmith Chevrolet WRS championship
Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, Miss. has clinched the $10,000 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series National Championship. Arnold drove The Strength Center Special to his 17th 50-point win of the season on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. to seal the deal.
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12:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Southern buying AGL Resources for about $7.93 billion
Southern Co. is buying AGL Resources Inc. for approximately $7.93 billion, which would create the second-biggest utility company in the U.S. by customer base.
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