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Friday September 4th, 2015 1:53AM
With Thomas playing only 1st quarter, No. 16 Georgia Tech routs FCS school Alcorn State 69-6
ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Thomas played only the first quarter for No. 16 Georgia Tech in a season-opening blowout, allowing a couple of newcomers to grab the spotlight.Freshman Marcus Marshall ran for 18...
12:07AM ( 1 hour ago )
Domestic dispute sees Gainesville baby abandoned on Rabbittown roadway
Two Gainesville residents involved in a domestic dispute were arrested Thursday afternoon after they abandoned their baby on the side of a Rabbittown road.
8:37PM ( 5 hours ago )
Report: Dog charged police, prompting gunfire in wrong home
A dog charged police officers who entered the wrong Atlanta home searching for a burglar, prompting gunfire that seriously wounded an officer, injured the homeowner and killed the animal, according to a police report released Thursday.
6:43PM ( 7 hours ago )
Settlement reached for one Hall Co. firefighter injured in 2014 training accident
One of the Hall County firefighters injured in a training accident in July 2014 has reached a settlement with Sutphen Corporation, the company who manufactured the ladder truck that malfunctioned in the accident.
2:52PM ( 11 hours ago )
Ga. students perform better on SAT, national average drops
The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) reported Thursday that Georgia students’ SAT scores for 2015 increased five points, even as the national average dropped seven points.
2:05PM ( 11 hours ago )
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Robbery suspects arrested following intensive search
Hall County authorities said an intensive search Tuesday led to two suspects in an August 23 armed robbery in Lula.
1:07PM ( 12 hours ago )
The Latest: Attorney for jailed clerk says decision unprecedented in American law
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local):5:20 p.m.An attorney for a Ke...
6:03PM ( 7 hours ago )
Winder motorist killed in S. Hall wreck involving deer
Authorities have released the name of the man who died Thursday morning in a traffic accident involving a deer on Old Flowery Branch Road in Hall County.
11:42AM ( 14 hours ago )
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Local/State
1 student killed, 2 injured in shooting at Sacramento college; police seek gunman.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police hunted for a gunman Thursday night who opened fire at a Sacramento college parking lot, killing one student and wounding two others, officials said.One victim was decl...
1:24AM ( 28 minutes ago )
Philadelphia officials working hard to get wary businesses excited by prospect of papal crowds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit — if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters a...
1:13AM ( 39 minutes ago )
Hunt for police officer's assailants could bring subdued holiday in Illinois recreation area
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recr...
12:47AM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
(VIDEO) Game of the Week: Wolves in unusual position but fired up for McEachern challenge
Forget the 42-game win streak; forget the three straight state titles (and 10 in the past 14 seasons); Buford football still finds itself in the underdog role this week...
8:30PM ( 18 hours from now )
Week 2: Quest for playoffs begins for some regions
For several teams, the real season gets under way starting Friday.
8:00PM ( 18 hours from now )
Trojans' focus is on themselves as they open season on road
Come Friday, it will be North Hall’s chance to see if it can slow down what has so far been a dominant and punishing Jefferson ground game. But Trojans’ coach David Bishop said that’s not his team's biggest priority as it prepares to open the 2015 campaign on the road against the Dragons.
8:01PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Friday Game Night
G-Braves pull within 1 game of first place after 6-2 win
The Gwinnett Braves fell behind 2-0 on a pair of solo home runs by Christian Walker, but regrouped with six unanswered runs to defeat the Norfolk Tides 6-2 on Thursday night at Harbor Park.
10:53AM ( 8 hours from now )
Renfree sharp as Falcons hold off Ravens' comeback, 20-19
Sean Renfree threw a touchdown pass and led another scoring drive to overshadow the preseason debut of Rex Grossman as the Atlanta Falcons held off the Baltimore Ravens 20-19 on Thursday night in their final preseason game.
5:17AM ( 3 hours from now )
Softball: North Hall bounces back from early deficit to edge Stephens Co.
The North Hall softball team fought back from a two-run deficit to defeat Stephens County 3-2 on Thursday in Gainesville.
11:47PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Sports
Horse racing industry frets as states look to rein in casino subsidies propping up purses
BOSTON (AP) — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering...
12:56AM ( 56 minutes ago )
Disney unleashes its full marketing 'Force' with Star Wars toy launch months ahead of movie
NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the...
12:22AM ( 1 hour ago )
Why Friday's jobs report for August could affect Americans' financial lives
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, Friday's jobs report for August could trigger eventual changes in Americans' financial lives.That's because a healthy job gain wou...
12:04AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Business
UN star-studded media blitz aims to tell 7 billion people of new development goals in 7 days
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals...
1:00AM ( 53 minutes ago )
Rapper Afroman given suspended sentence, fined, ordered to get counseling after punching fan
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Rap artist Afroman was given a suspended six-month jail sentence Thursday, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman...
10:32PM ( 3 hours ago )
With Emmys change, 'Orange Is the New Black' creator says show shouldn't be defined by genre
NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of "Orange Is the New Black" says though the Emmys switched the hit show from the comedy category to drama, she's not a fan of people boxing the series into a single genre....
7:36PM ( 6 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
What are your plans for the Labor Day Weekend?
I'm going camping and/or boating.
I'm spending extra time with friends and family.
I'm parking in front of the TV for college football.
I'm having or attending a cook out.
All of the above
Some of the above
Nothing special, it will be like a regular weekend for me.
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Hickman dominant in NeSmith DLMS Kentucky Lake win
Riley Hickman of Cleveland, Tenn. had everything going his way Friday night in the first-ever visit for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway.
By Roby Helm
12:00PM ( 3 days ago )
Gainesville City Council has short fuse on new fireworks law
The Gainesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to exercise the limited influence left under their jurisdiction by the General Assembly in the spectrum of consumer fireworks.
10:26PM ( 2 days ago )