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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barac...
11:37PM ( 5 hours ago )
South Hall wedding venue approved by county commissioners
The Hall County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a 42 acre tract of land in South Hall as an agri-entertainment venue to house weddings and other gatherings at its voting session Thursday night at the Hall County Government Center.
10:20PM ( 6 hours ago )
Atlanta police officer shot and killed in incident just south of Hartsfield-Jackson airport
A police officer in suburban Atlanta was shot twice and killed Thursday by a suspect who was also wounded during a law enforcement operation, authorities said.
9:28PM ( 7 hours ago )
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More than 45 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking
ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicl...
4:59PM ( 11 hours ago )
Officials investigate suspicious fire, third in less than a week in Barrow County
While investigators believe it was internationally set, they don't believe a fire in a vacant mobile home Wednesday night is related to two suspicious weekend fires.
2:30PM ( 14 hours ago )
Firefighters battle residential fire in South Hall
​While early reports indicated someone was still inside, a search of a residence on fire in South Hall County found no one Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
1:51PM ( 14 hours ago )
John Lewis to speak at Brenau, rescheduled for February 18
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a significant figure of the American civil rights movement, will appear for a public presentation at Brenau University’s Gainesville campus next week.
5:36PM ( 11 hours ago )
House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage
The Georgia House has approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages that violate their faith.
1:50PM ( 14 hours ago )
Gainesville schools will use Monday to make up a day of classes missed a few weeks ago
A mid-February holiday for Gainesville city school students apparently won't happen because of that bit of snow and ice that hit the area a few weeks ago.
12:35PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Clinton and Bernie Sanders spent much of debate in intense discussion of marginal differences
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn't.The rivals spent much of Thursday's sixth Democratic presidential debate in a respectful discussion of th...
3:50AM ( 56 minutes ago )
A bill headed for Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia.
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by ab...
3:19AM ( 1 hour ago )
The death of a Fargo police officer in the line of duty has shaken the city, North Dakota's largest
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The death of a Fargo police officer in the line of duty has shaken the city, North Dakota's largest.Officer Jason Moszer, 33, died Thursday of a gunshot wound suffered while respond...
3:08AM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
7-AAA Tournament: Indians, Spartans, Vikings join Banks Co. boys in semifinals
East Hall, West Hall, and Lumpkin County all took wins Thursday in the Region 7-AAA Tournament at the East Hall gym to join Banks County in advancing to the Class AAA boys state tournament...
12:17PM ( 7 hours from now )
7-AAA Tournament: West Hall girls end state tourney drought; East Hall, Banks march on
Anna McKendree was five years old the last time the West Hall girls basketball team reached the state playoffs...
11:49AM ( 7 hours from now )
Wrestling: 31 area grapplers move on to traditional semifinals
Plenty of northeast Georgia's best high school wrestlers still have a chance to claim gold this weekend at the GHSA Traditional Championships in Duluth, as 31 area grapplers battled their way into the semifinal round on Thursday.
11:22AM ( 6 hours from now )
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European stock markets have opened higher following a rebound in the price of oil and despite another slide in Japan's main stock index
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):8:20 a.m.European stock markets have opened higher following a rebound in the price of oil and despite ano...
3:35AM ( 1 hour ago )
Japan's benchmark stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday as the yen strengthened following a sell-off in European and U.S. markets
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday following a sell-off in European and U.S. markets.The Nikkei 225 was down 5.3 percent at 14,876.64. Other Asian stock market...
9:33PM ( 7 hours ago )
Congress has voted to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their oppositi...
5:52PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Producer Rick Rubin gives musical acceptance speech for Recording Academy honor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music producer Rick Rubin didn't give an acceptance speech when he received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy. The 52-year-old Grammy winner didn't even take th...
4:39AM ( 7 minutes ago )
Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of 'The Godfather' author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours
BOSTON (AP) — Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours.The 45-box archive, which includes multiple drafts with handwritt...
1:02AM ( 3 hours ago )
New York Fashion Week got going Thursday when Kanye West wowed a Madison Square Garden crowd with a new album and a new shoe and clothing collection, and BCBG Max Azria paid tribute to the late David Bowie
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 highlights from Thursday's opening day:__KANYE WEST DR...
7:11PM ( 9 hours ago )
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APNewsBreak: Stewart-Haas Racing chooses Brian Vickers to replace injured driver Tony Stewart at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person familiar with the decision told The...
10:22PM ( 1 day ago )
Cleveland-based bank holding company declares dividend
Mountain Valley Bancshares, Inc., the parent bank holding company of Mountain Valley Community Bank, has declared a cash dividend for shareholders.
By AccessWDUN staff
10:16AM ( 18 hours ago )