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Tuesday February 9th, 2016 5:42PM
UPDATED: Search suspended for kidnapping suspect in South Hall
Authorities in South Hall County have suspended the search for a kidnapping suspect Tuesday after a suspicious vehicle call at a hotel in Oakwood.
5:00PM ( 42 minutes ago )
House panel approves felony for aborted fetal tissue sale
A Georgia House committee has approved a bill that would make selling aborted fetal tissue a felony.
3:37PM ( 2 hours ago )
Deal says Obama's Savannah harbor request falls short
Gov. Nathan Deal says the Obama administration's latest funding request to deepen the Savannah harbor falls far short of the federal dollars needed to keep the project on schedule.
3:33PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall officials talk signals, roads in south end of county
The busy roadways of South Hall County continue to draw attention, with Hall County commissioners talking through a list of items Monday, mostly dealing with that part of the county.
2:28PM ( 3 hours ago )
Hall County School Board members get a look at draft plan for South Hall redistricting
While the Hall County School District may have ample classroom space in most of its schools, that's not the case for the schools in the south end of the county. So, the plans for redistricting in South Hall are moving ahead quickly.
2:00PM ( 3 hours ago )
GBI seeks public assistance in tracking Rabun County bank robbery suspect
Investigators with the GBI have now released surveillance photos of a man suspected or robbing a bank in Rabun County Monday afternoon.
8:07AM ( 9 hours ago )
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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are hoping to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders looked to emerge from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary with their first victories of the 2016 presidential election, while rivals hoped a state f...
4:38PM ( 1 hour ago )
Weather-related cancelations for Tuesday
A threat of snow in the region has prompted the cancelation of several Tuesday activities.
1:06PM ( 4 hours ago )
House delays vote on athletes' religious clothing bill
The Georgia House has delayed voting on a bill that would prevent state-funded high schools from joining athletic associations that don't allow athletes to wear clothing expressing religious beliefs.
12:01PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Indiana State Museum officials have unveiled a wooden mallet they say Abraham Lincoln wielded to make furniture when his family lived in Indiana during his youth
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wooden mallet inlaid with the initials "A.L" was made by Abraham Lincoln, who used it during his Indiana youth to make furniture, Indiana State Museum officials said Tuesday in u...
5:36PM ( 5 minutes ago )
A jury weighing the fate of a New York City police officer charged with shooting and killing an unarmed man in a public housing stairwell has gone home for the day
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man to death in a dark stairwell in 2014 (all times local):5:30 p.m.A jury weighing the fate of a New York...
5:33PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of its famous Mardi Gras celebration
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the...
5:32PM ( 9 minutes ago )
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(UPDATE) Basketball: 7-AAA, 8-AAAA games postponed due to weather; rescheduled for Wednesday
Both the Region 7-AAA and Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament games scheduled for Tuesday night have been postponed due to impending inclement weather and rescheduled for Wednesday. However, all Region 8-AAAAA contests slated for Gainesville High on Tuesday are still on as scheduled, as are Region 8-A games for Lakeview Academy boys and girls at Athens Academy.
5:20PM ( 22 minutes ago )
NASCAR announces historic team charter agreement
Under a newly announced agreement between NASCAR and Sprint Cup Series team owners, fields for races will drop from 43 to 40 cars, with 36 of those starting spots guaranteed to chartered teams.
4:02PM ( 1 hour ago )
UNG's Courtney Poole named Peach Belt Pitcher of the Week
Nighthawk ace Courtney Poole has been named the Peach Belt Conference AstroTurf Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday...
2:59PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Stocks end slightly lower after another bumpy day
U.S. stocks extended their three-day losing streak Tuesday, closing slightly lower after spending most of the day wavering between gains and losses.Energy companies led the decline as the price of U.S...
5:02PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling "Lock" and "Hyby" ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure users after complaints from customers
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people.The company says that after receiving compl...
4:52PM ( 49 minutes ago )
President Barack Obama has sent Congress a record $4.1 trillion budget that underscores the liberal priorities of the Democratic presidential candidates
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new ta...
4:34PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Plans in the Dominican Republic to award a literary prize to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa have angered some people, including a member of the president's Cabinet
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Plans in the Dominican Republic to award a literary prize to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa have angered some people, including a member of the president's...
5:03PM ( 38 minutes ago )
LL Cool J learns family secret of adoption as PBS' 'Finding Your Roots' unravels DNA trail
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J's childhood was scarred by his parents' separation and violence, with his maternal grandparents stepping in to give him a loving home and appreciation of music.But the cou...
4:43PM ( 58 minutes ago )
Megan Fox temporarily joined the cast of Fox's 'New Girl' while Zooey Deschanel was on maternity leave
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Johnson admits to being worried when he found out his Fox comedy "New Girl" would continue filming episodes while the show's star, Zooey Deschanel, was on maternity leave."I thoug...
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PASS set to open 2016 Saturday at Greenville-Pickens
Greenville-Pickens Speedway will take center stage on Saturday, as the legendary Easley, S.C. raceway plays host to the PASS Asphalt Late Model Series season opener with the third annual Winter Meltdown.
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UPDATED: Union General Hospital CEO, physician among six arrested; hospital issues statement
The CEO of a hospital in Union County was arrested Thursday afternoon by Union County sheriff's deputies, along with four other hospital employees and one former employee.
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8:17PM ( 4 days ago )