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Sunday April 26th, 2015 9:14AM
Qualifying begins Mon. for special F. Branch City Council elections
Qualifying begins Monday for the June 16 special elections for two vacant Flowery Branch City Council seats.
9:00AM ( 14 minutes ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Gainesville woman recognized as Newman Civic Fellow
Rachel Glazer, a junior majoring in psychology at the University of North Georgia (UNG), has been recognized as a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow. This national award is given to individuals who demonstrate leadership and problem-solving abilities within their community.
7:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
UNG to open Blue Ridge instructional site
With state funding approved recently, the University of North Georgia (UNG) plans to open an instructional site this fall in Blue Ridge.
6:32AM ( 2 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Gainesville Chicken Festival dodges the weather
If anybody left the 11th Annual Spring Chicken Festival Saturday in downtown Gainesville hungry it was their own fault.
5:18PM ( 15 hours ago )
Youth Leadership Hall celebrates 10 years with largest class ever
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Youth Leadership Hall with the largest class ever.
1:00PM ( 20 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Seven-foot bear breaks out of Ellijay garage
A 7-foot bear that accidentally got stuck in a North Georgia garage clawed its way out a window as a resident watched.
10:35AM ( 22 hours ago )
Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls
NEW YORK (AP) — For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hopefuls — face a far more complicated landscape...
7:43AM ( 1 hour ago )
Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.But they are urging the...
7:42AM ( 1 hour ago )
Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills 1,865
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in...
11:45PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Violent protests in Baltimore for man injured in custody
BALTIMORE (AP) — A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration tu...
8:43AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Death toll climbs following Nepal quake: Things to Know
The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response.The key info...
8:17AM ( 56 minutes ago )
More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than...
8:12AM ( 1 hour ago )
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UNG softball advances to PBC final with 8-2 win over Ga. Regents; title game moved To Sunday
The top-seeded University of North Georgia's PBC softball tournament championship game with second-seeded Georgia College was halted in the top of the second inning due to a strong thunderstorm. The storm dumped enough water on the field to render the playing surface unsafe for the rest of the night.
10:37PM ( 10 hours ago )
Early inning explosion allows Eagles to take 2015 finale from Lions, 6-4
The Piedmont College baseball team wrapped up the 2015 season in this afternoon's non-conference matchup against Emory University with the Eagles winning 6-4.
10:32PM ( 10 hours ago )
Simmons homer leads rally in Braves' 5-2 win over Phillies
Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night.
10:30PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake
NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.Google confirmed his de...
8:20PM ( 12 hours ago )
Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.The company said the outage was resolved Friday night afte...
7:48PM ( 13 hours ago )
Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his crit...
6:19PM ( 14 hours ago )
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Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before 'Goodfellas' shoot
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas."On the red carpet, star Ray Liotta...
2:15AM ( 6 hours ago )
Judge: Attending Pink concert didn't harm New Jersey girl
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A mom's decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, "So What?"The New Jersey judge says the concert trip isn't evidence of bad parenting.htt...
9:28PM ( 11 hours ago )
Off-Broadway play 'The Fantasticks' offered a lifeline
NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway phenomenon "The Fantasticks" won't be closing next month after all — thanks to a pair of fantastic fans.Two donors have stepped up and pledged to keep the stalwart, lo...
3:20PM ( 17 hours ago )
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What is a concussion?
Video explainer shows what a concussion is, how you can get one and what the effects are on the brain.
By The Associated Press
6:03PM ( 3 days ago )
Massey paces Saturday Top Fuel qualifying at Houston
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) scored top qualifier honors in Saturday’s final qualifying sessions for Sunday’s 28th annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
By Pete McCole
9:16PM ( 11 hours ago )
Youth Leadership Hall celebrates 10 years with largest class ever
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Youth Leadership Hall with the largest class ever.
By AccessWDUN Staff
1:00PM ( 20 hours ago )
Helen restaurant/bar owner fined $1,000 by city
The owner of two Helen restaurants/bars will get to keep her license, despite being accused of keeping one of those establishments open until nearly 4 a.m. March 28, contrary to city ordinances.
9:32PM ( 2 days ago )