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Saturday August 29th, 2015 8:39AM
Week 1: Big wins, tough losses mark full start of 2015 prep football season
The season got started with a bang for some area high school football teams – while others will be going back to the drawing board after a mix of results for northeast Georgia-based programs.
9:02AM ( 23 minutes from now )
Police investigate murder-suicide of parents in Gwinnett
Authorities say the deaths of a Lawrenceville couple are being investigated as a murder-suicide in Gwinnett County.
8:24AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Former Gwinnett sheriff's major convicted in corruption trial
A former Gwinnett County sheriff's major has been sentenced to jail for using his position for personal financial gain.
6:29AM ( 2 hours ago )
Tropical Storm Erika weakens as heads toward Cuba, but leaves 20 dead in eastern Caribbean
Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
6:11AM ( 2 hours ago )
Experts: GOP candidates' tough talk doesn't always square with facts of US-China relationship
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.
9:34PM ( 11 hours ago )
Three from metro Atlanta arrested in Gainesville during drug sting
Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad (MANS) agents report the arrest of three individuals in a drug bust in the 2300 block of Browns Bridge Road that took place on Tuesday.
5:59PM ( 14 hours ago )
Rollover wreck at EHHS injures three students
Three East Hall High School students were injured this afternoon on Old Cornelia Highway in a rollover crash in front of the school.
4:58PM ( 15 hours ago )
Flowery Branch subdivision adding 115 new homes
Plans are underway for more than 100 new homes in two new sections of a Flowery Branch subdivision.
4:30PM ( 16 hours ago )
Hall County sees second positive rabies alert of the week, fifth of the year
Hall County has its second positive rabies alert of the week, and fifth of the year.
3:52PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Local/State
The Latest: British official says he is 'deeply concerned' by Egypt's Al-Jazeera verdict
CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):___2:25 p.m.Britain's Middle East Minister, Tobias Ellwood, says he is "deepl...
8:25AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advoc...
8:15AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Sheriff's deputy ambushed, fatally shot from behind while pumping gas in Houston; suspect fled
HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot multiple times from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station and a manhunt for the suspect continued Satur...
8:10AM ( 27 minutes ago )
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National
VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 25 minutes ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville blanked again by Grayson, hopes to rebound again
Gainesville football took plenty of lessons from last year’s loss to Grayson. The Red Elephants hope they can do the same this time around...
7:48AM ( 50 minutes ago )
VIDEO: Falcons storm back to knock off Chestatee in season opener
Flowery Branch exploded for 34 unanswered second half points to erase a 3-0 halftime deficit to beat Chestatee 34-10 Friday night in both teams’ season openers.
7:15AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Friday Game Night
Wildcats explode for big win over Hab Central
Rabun County scored 35 unanswered points to erase an early deficit and beat Habersham Central 42-14 Friday night.
6:56AM ( 1 hour ago )
Wood stars again, as Dragons plow way past Winder
Note to the rest of northeast Georgia: Colby Wood and the Jefferson rushing attack are most definitely for real.
2:36AM ( 6 hours ago )
East Jackson rebounds to hand Lakeview season-opening loss
East Jackson bounced back from a season-opening loss by handing Lakeview Academy its first of the campaign on Friday.
1:44AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Sports
UK prosecutors mull phone hacking charges for Murdoch's News Corp.; Rebekah Brooks may return
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.The news comes amid rep...
7:12AM ( 1 hour ago )
Where to house Europe's migrants? Options include schools, barracks, containers or parks
PARIS (AP) — With more and more refugees appearing in Europe daily this summer, cities and towns are grappling with a basic but crucial problem: Where can they all sleep?Tent camps are the most widesp...
5:48AM ( 2 hours ago )
European countries rethink security on trains after Americans thwart attack on Paris train
PARIS (AP) — European security and transport chiefs are urgently reconsidering train security after American passengers thwarted an Islamic extremist attack on a high-speed trip from Amsterdam to Pari...
3:45AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Business
After death on live television, slain reporter's father finds voice on gun restrictions
COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he bri...
2:58AM ( 5 hours ago )
Despite years of volatility, former TV reporter's on-air rampage difficult to predict
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seem...
8:28PM ( 12 hours ago )
African superstars join Bono in campaign to use music to empower women
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African stars joined U2 frontman Bono on Friday in a campaign to use music to help empower women around the world.Bono and top African male musicians D'banj, Diamond and Banky W...
6:31PM ( 14 hours ago )
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Wilson wrestles to Lee Fields Memorial win at Mobile
After a three-win and near championship-winning season in 2014, signs pointed towards Donnie Wilson continuing those winning ways into 2015 on the Southern Super Series.
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12:00PM ( 4 days ago )
Dow surges more than 600 points, 3rd-biggest point gain ever, as market breaks losing streak
NEW YORK (AP) — Dow surges more than 600 points, 3rd-biggest point gain ever, as market breaks losing streak.
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