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Sunday August 28th, 2016 6:23AM
Suwanee updates alcohol ordinance to accommodate churches in shopping centers
The city of Suwanee has updated its alcohol ordinance to reflect state law regarding the distance between churches and businesses that serve alcohol, a side effect of churches springing up in shopping centers.
5:54AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Hall planning board to hear rezoning request next month regarding agri-entertainment venue
The Hall County Planning Commission is scheduled to hear a rezoning request next month for a 16.7-acre tract of land in East Hall where an agri-entertainment venue is planned.
12:01AM ( 6 hours ago )
PHOTO GALLERY: Barbecue competition fills gullets while supporting local charities
The Hawgin' on Lanier festival combines family fun and delicious barbecue for all to enjoy.
9:08PM ( 9 hours ago )
Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa
Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies
7:35PM ( 10 hours ago )
Banks County sheriff releases more details of Friday arrests
Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed has released more details about those arrested during Friday's raids at locations in Homer and Alto.
3:01PM ( 15 hours ago )
Unemployment insurance claims soar in Georgia
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia soared in July, with most metropolitan areas, including Gainesville, recording double-digit increases.
1:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
Braselton to host Georgia Court of Appeals next month
The Georgia Court of Appeals will hold its September 14 session in the Braselton Municipal Courtroom as part of the town’s centennial celebration.
9:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
Lineup set for this year's John Jarrard Concert
The 15th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert is set for Sept. 17 at Brenau University and lineup of performers has been announced.
6:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
Humane Society volunteers become kennel "inmates" for National Dog Day
Volunteers at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia used an unusual tactic to raise money for kennel animals for National Dog Day Friday.
4:30PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Local/State
Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it
European nations have tightened border controls, shut down the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands of people, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to curb new arrivals and taken other measures to curb the influx of migrants
5:53AM ( 29 minutes ago )
The Latest: Italy probes building codes after deadly quake
Italian authorities have opened investigations into the massive destruction wrought by the latest earthquake, seeking to determine if anyone bears criminal guilt for failing to ensure building safety standards in the seismically risky area
5:42AM ( 41 minutes ago )
Turkish bombing kills at least 20 in northern Syria
A Syria monitoring group and a spokesman for a Kurdish-led force say Turkish airstrikes and shelling have killed as many as 20 civilians in northern Syria
5:30AM ( 53 minutes ago )
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National
McDowell gets first NASCAR Xfinity win at Road America
Michael McDowell’s Twitter handle is @Mc_Driver. After Saturday, he may want to consider changing it — to something like @Mc_Winner.
1:05AM ( 5 hours ago )
Moffitt beats Red Horse teammate for Michigan Truck win
In five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Brett Moffitt had never led a lap. But in Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway, Moffitt picked the perfect time to take the point for the first time.
12:42AM ( 5 hours ago )
Softball: Chestatee rallies past Union Co. to stay unbeaten
Chestatee kept its unbeaten streak going in thrilling fashion Saturday scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the eight inning to rally past Union County 3-2 Saturday at Habersham Central.
8:18PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Sports
Bulldozers work to clear out Italy's quake-hit towns
Bulldozers with huge claws and other heavy equipment are clanking down the streets of Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice, pulling down dangerously overhanging ledges and clearing rubble
5:16AM ( 1 hour ago )
Trump warns of regulations, taxes harming family farmers
Donald Trump says rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers
2:06AM ( 4 hours ago )
The Latest: Trump says he will end 'war on American farmer'
Donald Trump is telling Iowans that one of his campaign goals is to "make America grow again."
4:27PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Business
Italian museums giving Sunday proceeds to rebuild quake zone
Italy's state museums are donating their proceeds Sunday to relief and reconstruction efforts in the area devastated by an earthquake
3:51AM ( 2 hours ago )
Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25
Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died
6:55PM ( 11 hours ago )
Nate Parker talks male privilege, consent in new interview
The actor-director dealing with a 17-year-old rape case casting a storm over his new film has opened up in a new interview
4:37PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Hamilton excited about starting Belgian GP from back of grid
Starting from the back row at the Belgian Grand Prix will do little for Lewis Hamilton's chances of a 50th career race win. But it will bring back exciting memories of his childhood days racing against the odds in karts.
By Jerome Pugmire - AP Sports Writer
3:41PM ( 1 day ago )
Trump calls on GOP to improve African-American outreach
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Saturday that his party must do a better job appealing to African-American voters and that he wants the GOP to become their political home as it was in the era of Abraham Lincoln.
By The Associated Press
5:37PM ( 4 days ago )