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Friday April 17th, 2015 11:23PM
Winder accident ends in double fatality
Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Winder.
8:51PM ( 2 hours ago )
Correction: Bird Flu story
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The corre...
6:24PM ( 4 hours ago )
Special Series: Living the life you want is part of beating cancer
The odds of staying alive, of becoming a cancer survivor, are much better than they were ten years ago.
6:00PM ( 5 hours ago )
By Jerry Gunn
White Co. sheriff asks DA not to pursue charges against deceased teen's father
White County Sheriff Neal Walden said Friday afternoon that he has requested that Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley not pursue the charges filed again Shannon Hamilton. Hamilton is the father of one of the teens killed the fatal wreck on March 15th.
5:30PM ( 5 hours ago )
Gainesville tax prep service under investigation for fraud
Tax Day has come and gone, but Gainesville Police say you might need to double-check your return if you used a tax preparer on Shallowford Road.
3:00PM ( 8 hours ago )
By B.J. Williams, Brian Stewart
Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units, one in Ga.
For the second time in two years, the U.S. Army is shutting down a number of the specialized medical units that were set up at military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle.
1:30PM ( 9 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday.News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making l...
5:25PM ( 5 hours ago )
GDOL hosting job fair next week in Habersham Co.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will sponsor a resource and career expo Thursday, April 23, for job seekers in the Habersham County area.
1:33PM ( 9 hours ago )
Child's death in Lumpkin County ruled accidental drowning
State authorities said the cause of death of a three-year-old boy in Lumpkin County Wednesday morning was an accidental drowning. Sherry Lang, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, confirmed the cause of death Thursday night.
12:25PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies
CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight a...
10:44PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, at leas...
10:43PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Wife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a patriot, his wife said in a...
9:52PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Girls soccer: Chestatee clinches No. 2 seed in 8-AAAA
The Chestatee girls soccer team clinched the No. 2 seed in Region 8-AAAA with a 7-0 shutout victory over Monroe Area Friday night at War Eagle Stadium.
11:43PM ( 19 minutes from now )
G-Braves drop 4th straight to Charlotte
The Charlotte Knights rode an 11-hit attack to beat the Gwinnett Braves by a 7-5 score Friday night in the opening game of the three-game series at BB&T Ballpark.
10:10PM ( 1 hour ago )
Column: Hawks, Warriors have plenty of playoff doubters
They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference — including you, LeBron James.Yet, there's hardly anyone outsi...
8:33PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Global finance leaders see economy strengthening
WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Gre...
7:25PM ( 3 hours ago )
GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale
NEW YORK (AP) — The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-anno...
6:11PM ( 5 hours ago )
Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback
NEW YORK (AP) — Things are finally looking up for Barbie.Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of th...
4:42PM ( 6 hours ago )
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George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own."The perfect choice to replace that Jon Ste...
9:21PM ( 2 hours ago )
Prosecutor: Reputed mobster discussed stolen Boston artwork
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster suspected of a connection to the artwork stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 discussed the paintings with an undercover FB...
6:46PM ( 4 hours ago )
Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry
WASHINGTON (AP) — Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday.Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrat...
5:49PM ( 5 hours ago )
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The Gulf’s heath: 5 years after BP spill
An AP survey of 26 marine scientists examines the health and state of the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem five years after the BP oil spill.
By The Associated Press
4:18PM ( 7 hours ago )
Video: Johnson, Jones look back at Lone Star State wins
With the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series tours getting ready to do battle on the high banked, high speed half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, it’s time to take one last look back at the April stop in the Lone Star State.
8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
Georgia Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana bill into law
An emotional Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that permits the use of medical marijuana to treat eight serious health problems.
By The Associated Press
1:12PM ( 1 day ago )
Forsyth Co. issues 1st $100M of transportation bonds
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved two bond issues at its meeting Thursday night, one as part of the Transportation Bond that was approved by voters in November.
By Staff
9:23AM ( 14 hours ago )