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Wednesday July 29th, 2015 5:35AM
Demorest voters could be asked to decide liquor by the drink
The Demorest City Council has been asked to consider allowing sale of distilled spirits by the drink.
10:13PM ( 7 hours ago )
Suwanee Dpt. Police Chief leaving for Peachtree City
The city of Suwanee is losing a Deputy Police Chief and the city of Peachtree Corners is gaining a new Chief.
7:29PM ( 10 hours ago )
Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas wit...
6:16PM ( 11 hours ago )
Ex-Habersham County deputy sheriff pleads 'not guilty' in botched raid
A former Habersham County deputy sheriff has entered a "not guilty" plea to charges of providing false information to get a warrant that led to a botched raid in which a toddler was critically injured.
4:54PM ( 12 hours ago )
Woman attempts to enter Gwinnett Co courthouse with loaded gun
A woman was arrested Tuesday when she attempted to enter an employee entrance of the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center with a loaded gun.
4:48PM ( 12 hours ago )
White County inmate captured in Hall County
A White County inmate who walked away from a work detail about noon Monday is back in jail.
4:27PM ( 13 hours ago )
Ga. getting 2nd inland port
Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a Memorandum of Agreement Tuesday to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth.
6:25PM ( 11 hours ago )
Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex
ATLANTA (AP) — A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have s...
12:44PM ( 16 hours ago )
Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 4.9 percent in May f...
12:05PM ( 17 hours ago )
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Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terrorist
MIAMI (AP) — A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says.A criminal complaint...
5:03AM ( 31 minutes ago )
By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud
MIAMI (AP) — Psssst — Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for.Since the first settlers hacked their way into the...
4:48AM ( 46 minutes ago )
Coast Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boys
ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) — Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane ba...
4:31AM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
Quinn taking up-tempo approach to rebuilding Falcons
As Seattle's defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn helped lead Seattle to two straight Super Bowls, including one championship. Quinn opens his first training camp as Falcons coach on Friday trying to overhaul Atlanta's woeful unit.
2:52PM ( 9 hours from now )
Orioles' Davis homers twice, rough up Braves, Teheren
Chris Davis homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
7:41AM ( 2 hours from now )
Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension
NEW YORK (AP) — The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of "Deflategate."Then the players' union said it would take it...
12:33AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM.The Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker was hit by 18...
4:59AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Survey: German consumers remain optimistic
BERLIN (AP) — A closely-watched survey indicates German consumers remain optimistic but are showing signs of worry about the country's economic situation amid uncertainty about Greece's financial futu...
4:11AM ( 1 hour ago )
China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes
BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting...
4:09AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Trevor Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gig
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.Noah riffed at length Tuesday night about blac...
5:25AM ( 9 minutes ago )
'The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run...
2:49AM ( 2 hours ago )
TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation.But the planned debut Wednesday of a TV so...
12:01AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Kyle Busch extends win streak with Brickyard victory
“This is awesome!” Kyle Busch screamed as he crossed the finish line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and continued a run that has grown from extraordinary to downright other-worldly.
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9:09PM ( 2 days ago )
Habersham EMC annual meeting draws 2,200 people
Habersham Electric Membership Corp. held its annual meeting Thursday at the Habersham Ninth Grade Academy in Mt. Airy.
11:13AM ( 4 days ago )