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Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died
WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an id...
3:03AM ( 2 hours ago )
Chance of wintry mix prompts Winter Storm Watch for northeast Georgia
The chance of a wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain Sunday night and Monday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Watch for northeast Georgia.
5:47PM ( 11 hours ago )
Gainesville considers funding boost for Keep Hall Beautiful, Elachee Nature Center
More funding could be on the way for a couple of Hall County agencies from the city of Gainesville, with a final vote planned this week.
1:00PM ( 16 hours ago )
Gainesville Police warns of dangers on social media
The Gainesville Police Department is reminding parents to be aware of the activities their children are engaged in online.
12:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
Mother, daughter perish in Stephens County fire
UPDATED: Improper use of a space heater is being blamed for the fire that claimed the lives of two women at a home in Toccoa Friday night.
12:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
Hall GOP meeting Feb. 20 is part of process of selecting delegates to national convention
The Georgia Republican Party is beginning the process of selecting delegates to this summer's national Republican convention, and for the Hall County party that process begins next Saturday.
11:00AM ( 18 hours ago )
Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debat...
11:15PM ( 5 hours ago )
The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Ce...
10:25PM ( 6 hours ago )
Gainesville mayor to deliver State of the City message Tuesday
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the City message Tuesday.
9:34AM ( 19 hours ago )
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Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did
TORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.Maybe they will come back next year and do it a...
4:17AM ( 50 minutes ago )
President Barack Obama said Saturday he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of the Justice Antonin Scalia, charging ahead into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prol...
3:08AM ( 1 hour ago )
U.S. political and judicial leaders react to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in Texas at the age of 79
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death:___SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBER...
3:06AM ( 2 hours ago )
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7-AAA Tournament: Lady Spartans seal magical run; Vikings go back to the top
One was relentless, the other resilient. One has been there before -- numerous times -- the other a novice.
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8-AAAAA Tournament: Lady Falcons capture first-ever region crown; GHS boys fall to Cedar Shoals in title game
So far, the Flowery Branch girls basketball team is 4-for-4 on the season...
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8-A Tournament: Lakeview boys and girls surge to region championships
Four months ago Todd Cottrell and John Carrick knew they had plenty of potential on their hands.
9:59AM ( 4 hours from now )
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Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but vowed to keep protesting until the government listens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but are vowing to keep protesting unt...
3:41PM ( 13 hours ago )
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
12:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
Groundbreaking held Friday for new fire station in Forsyth County
The southern portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in a densely populated area of the county.
5:54PM ( 1 day ago )
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Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New Y...
3:16AM ( 1 hour ago )
The work of the 11 groups recognized during the film academy's annual Scientific & Technical Awards is highly specialized _ mostly tools for viewing, sharing and manipulating digital media _ but it has contributed to countless hit films
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Subjects like rapid prototyping, 3-D texture painting and the intricacies of digital media review systems became comic material Saturday for Olivia Munn and Jason Segel, h...
2:39AM ( 2 hours ago )
Alexander Wang brought his edgy downtown vibe to an imposing church on Manhattan's Park Avenue, sending models down the pews and under the stained-glass windows in sheer tops, or tights emblazoned with the word: Girls
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights:___ALEXANDER WANG GOES TO CHURCHPerh...
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Clanton captures WoO CLMS season opener at Screven
Defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series champion Shane Clanton rocketed around both Josh Richards and Jason Covert in one pass as he claimed the season opener at Screven Motor Speedway’s Winter Freeze VI on Friday in Sylvania, Ga.
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12:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
Gainesville to update alcohol code for wine sampling
Some new rules are on the way for Gainesville businesses that offer wine samplings, thanks to an update to the city's alcoholic beverage ordinance presented Thursday morning to city council members.
10:37AM ( 2 days ago )