Friday November 27th, 2015 2:10PM
PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday shoppers hit Gainesville stores early
Black Friday may still have status as the kickoff to the holiday shopping season, but Thanksgiving Thursday is gaining ground as more stores opt to open early.
10:01AM ( 4 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Black Friday: The Super Bowl of shopping starts in stores across the country
The Super Bowl of shopping had an early start again this year, but the game isn't over yet.Early numbers aren't out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving. But it's expected that mo...
8:38AM ( 5 hours ago )
White House undergoes Thanksgiving Day lockdown after man draped in American flag jumps fence
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.The man was immediately appre...
10:11PM ( 15 hours ago )
Brenau professor: Shopping small, holiday spending on the rise
A local economist is encouraging holiday shoppers to take advantage of Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday.
5:51PM ( 20 hours ago )
Community groups provide Thanksgiving meals to residents in need
GAINESVILLE - Local organizations provide Thanksgiving meals, clothes and care packages to residents in need.
12:37PM ( 1 day ago )
NE Ga.'s jobless rate drops to 5.4% for Oct.
The jobless rate for the Northeast Georgia region ticked down a bit in October, while the Gainesville metro remained flat, according to numbers released Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).
8:00AM ( 1 day ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Man wanted in death of infant in Ga., sought for attempted homicide in Fla.
Police in Georgia are searching for a man accused in the beating death of an infant.
5:47AM ( 8 hours ago )
Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade; St. Louis parade resumes
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers pa...
7:58PM ( 18 hours ago )
The Latest: Putin: Russia ready to cooperate with US-led coalition fighting IS
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.10:20 p.m.French President Francois Hollande says the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey was a "serious incident,...
3:21PM ( 22 hours ago )
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The Latest: Groups in Chicago protesting teen's killing by officer take different approaches
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):12:30 p.m.Not all of the groups taking part in the Black Friday prote...
1:45PM ( 25 minutes ago )
The Latest: Holiday shopping season gets started on Thanksgiving, continues on Black Friday
Shoppers began feasting on deals on Thanksgiving, but just how hungry they'll remain is yet to be seen.Analysts have questioned whether Black Friday is losing its cachet as retailers have pushed openi...
1:44PM ( 25 minutes ago )
The Latest: In Uganda, Pope Francis cites example of martyrs in building Catholic church
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)__9 p.m.Pope Francis arrived to chants of "Viva Papa" at a ceremony in the Ugandan capital of Kampala where h...
1:24PM ( 45 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) Game of the Week: Rabun County aims to surpass historic mark
Rabun County football has already caught up with history -- now the Wildcats hope outrun it.
8:58PM ( 6 hours from now )
Playoffs: Quarterfinals yield no let-offs for area programs
Even though things continue to get tougher the further you go in the playoffs, none of the five area teams still remaining would give up their spot as they prepare for Friday night’s quarterfinal action.
7:25PM ( 5 hours from now )
Commerce just fine with underdog role
The underdog role suits Commerce coach Michael Brown and the Tigers just fine...
7:20PM ( 5 hours from now )
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Georgia Tech beats Arkansas 83-73
By Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory's lofty standards, Charles Mitchell could have collected 20 rebounds.
11:47PM ( 14 hours ago )
Falcons sign 2nd K Shayne Graham, waive LB Joplo Bartu
With Matt Bryant slowed by a right quadriceps injury, the Atlanta Falcons have signed kicker Shayne Graham.
11:41PM ( 14 hours ago )
'Scary' Archer offers huge roadblock to Hawks' semifinal quest
It wasn't quite ‘The Exorcist,’ but all it took was one quick look at Archer's game film to make Mill Creek coach Shannon Jarvis shut his eyes and turn away.
9:20PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Stocks edge higher in quiet post-holiday trading; energy sector follows the price of oil lower
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing mostly higher in an abbreviated day of trading.Telecommunications stocks and banks rose the most Friday. Verizon and Goldman Sachs had the biggest gains in the Dow J...
1:12PM ( 57 minutes ago )
After Paris attacks, US politics shift on government phone data collection; Rubio sees opening
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubi...
10:49AM ( 3 hours ago )
3 Chinese brokerages say they are under investigation following market plunge
BEIJING (AP) — Three of China's biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer's market plunge.Shares in Citic Securities Ltd. and Guosen Securities Ltd. fell...
8:04AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Singer-songwriter Lera Lynn says performing on 'True Detective' was a sliver of who she is
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer songwriter Lera Lynn looks nothing like the character she played on season two of HBO's crime noir series, "True Detective," who sang woeful drug ballads in a seedy dive...
12:15PM ( 1 hour ago )
It's a peaceful easy feeling: Eagles settle lawsuit over New York man's concert footage
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Don Henley and Glen Frey of the Eagles have settled a federal lawsuit against a New York man they accused of peddling bootleg recordings of their concerts.
11:32AM ( 2 hours ago )
Neil Gaiman's return to comic books collected into 'Sandman: Overture' deluxe edition
Neil Gaiman is one of the world's beloved writers and could probably work on any project he wants. And what he wanted to do is go back to his roots in the comic book world.That's how Gaiman ended up w...
11:01AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Rosberg maintains speed edge on Hamilton in Friday's practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.Hamilton has already secured the Fo...
12:44PM ( 1 hour ago )
Appalachian Parkway in Cleveland now open
An official grand opening and road-naming ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon for the State Route 11/US 129 North Appalachian Parkway in Cleveland, previously known as the Cleveland Bypass.
By Dean Dyer
9:45PM ( 2 days ago )