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Saturday September 5th, 2015 6:12AM
Week 2: Streaks continue, end for area teams
West Hall, Commerce, Lanier, and Jefferson all continued their winning ways in grand style while Buford saw its 42-game win streak come to a screeching halt on a Friday night of lopsided wins around northeast Georgia.
9:00AM ( 2 hours from now )
Sentencing handed down for two former Hall Co. Sheriff Office employees
Federal Judge Richard Story handed out two similar sentences in U.S. District Court in Gainesville Friday afternoon but called each case unique to itself.
6:41PM ( 11 hours ago )
More attempted political comebacks set for Nov. 3; Clermont special election likely in March
As the books closed on qualifying for the Nov. 3 city elections Friday,the number of former office-holders seeking a political comeback in northeast Georgia increased.
6:36PM ( 11 hours ago )
Hall deputies arrest suspect in 2014 molestation case
Acting on a tip, Hall County Sheriff's Office warrants deputies arrested a man this week, suspected of child molestation in 2012.
1:17PM ( 16 hours ago )
Alto man arrested for growing pot
An Alto man is behind bars after authorities say he tried to cut down and dispose of marijuana plants while authorities were searching for pot growers from a helicopter.
12:38PM ( 17 hours ago )
Alto man injured after motorcycle leaves road near Unicoi Gap
An Alto man was injured Thursday when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed near Unicoi Gap on Highway 75 north of Helen
12:12PM ( 18 hours ago )
US stocks sink as mixed jobs report keeps investors guessing about the rate outlook
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it on Friday.The stock market has been volatile for weeks on concern that China's economy is slo...
5:43PM ( 12 hours ago )
Rabies case confirmed in W. Hall
Rabies has been found in a raccoon that came in contact with a dog in the West Hall area recently.
4:56PM ( 13 hours ago )
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4,000 migrants reach Austria and Germany after Hungary mobilizes bus fleet in emergency move
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, elated migrants reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat, bus, train and foot to escape wa...
6:05AM ( 6 minutes ago )
Town near Japan's stricken nuclear plant lifts evacuation order, but residents slow to return
NARAHA, Japan (AP) — Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disa...
5:42AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Nightmare next door: Black couple uses fair housing law to sue city, white neighbor over slurs
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Citing a sliver of civil rights-era legislation more commonly used as protection against discriminatory landlords, a black couple is suing their former neighbor and a north Geo...
5:40AM ( 32 minutes ago )
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VIDEO: 'Balanced' West Hall thumps Chestatee
It almost looked like West Hall was taking out its frustrations from a week ago on the Chestatee defense.
8:30AM ( 2 hours from now )
VIDEO: McEachern ends Buford 42-game win streak, pulls away from Wolves
It’s been a while since Buford football experienced something like this...
8:30AM ( 2 hours from now )
VIDEO: Jefferson rolls over North Hall, 35-0, to move to 3-0
Jefferson looked very much like a team in its third game of the season on Friday...
8:00AM ( 1 hour from now )
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Lanier opens 8-AAAAA will win over Clarke Central
Defending Region 8-AAAAA champion Lanier opened defense of its title with a dominating 37-20 win over Clarke Central Friday night at Longhorns Stadium.
7:24AM ( 1 hour from now )
Mancuso's six touchdowns leads Union Co. over Lumpkin Co.
Union County football is starting to look more like it has reloaded...
7:23AM ( 1 hour from now )
Commerce routs Hebron, prepares for rival Jefferson
Caleb Brooks ran for two scores and threw for one and J’Varius Wood ran for one score and caught two touchdown passes to lead Commerce to a 35-0 shellacking of Hebron Christian Friday night.
6:49AM ( 36 minutes from now )
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Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner; crew capsule to fly in 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner.The aerospace giant announced the name of its future space fleet Friday. More than 200 people, including Fl...
8:24PM ( 9 hours ago )
Canadian energy company Emera will buy US-based Teco Energy for $6.48B, or $27.55 a share
NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian energy and services company Emera said Friday it will buy Teco Energy, an electric and gas utility that does business in Florida and New Mexico, for about $6.48 billion.Emera...
7:42PM ( 10 hours ago )
US unemployment rate falls to 7-year low, yet modest hiring clouds picture for Fed rate hike
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed — a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock-bot...
5:33PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Aretha Franklin wins court order to block screening of documentary at Colorado film festival
DENVER (AP) — Aretha Franklin earned some R-E-S-P-E-C-T in a federal courtroom on Friday, convincing a judge to prevent the Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 concert of...
7:32PM ( 10 hours ago )
Miss America Organization says it gave nearly $6 million in cash or tuition waivers in 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization says it handed out nearly $6 million in cash or free tuition to contestants last year in its scholarship awards program.Figures released Friday...
4:48PM ( 13 hours ago )
Workers charged with instigating kids' scuffles in day care 'Fight Club' plead not guilty
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two day care workers accused of instigating scuffles among young children as part of what one compared to the movie "Fight Club" pleaded not guilty Friday to child abuse charges...
4:21PM ( 13 hours ago )
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