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Saturday April 18th, 2015 3:15AM
Sims set to etch his name amongst Alabama legends, as fairytale continues
For nearly four years, Blake Sims stood on the Alabama sidelines, clipboard or helmet in hand, watching, hoping, wondering -- praying even -- about whether his time would ever come.
10:14AM ( 6 hours from now )
Winder accident ends in double fatality
Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Winder.
8:51PM ( 6 hours ago )
Correction: Bird Flu story
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The corre...
6:24PM ( 8 hours ago )
Special Series: Living the life you want is part of beating cancer
The odds of staying alive, of becoming a cancer survivor, are much better than they were ten years ago.
6:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
By Jerry Gunn
White Co. sheriff asks DA not to pursue charges against deceased teen's father
White County Sheriff Neal Walden said Friday afternoon that he has requested that Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley not pursue the charges filed again Shannon Hamilton. Hamilton is the father of one of the teens killed the fatal wreck on March 15th.
5:30PM ( 9 hours ago )
Gainesville tax prep service under investigation for fraud
Tax Day has come and gone, but Gainesville Police say you might need to double-check your return if you used a tax preparer on Shallowford Road.
3:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
By B.J. Williams, Brian Stewart
Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday.News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making l...
5:25PM ( 9 hours ago )
GDOL hosting job fair next week in Habersham Co.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will sponsor a resource and career expo Thursday, April 23, for job seekers in the Habersham County area.
1:33PM ( 13 hours ago )
Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units, one in Ga.
For the second time in two years, the U.S. Army is shutting down a number of the specialized medical units that were set up at military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle.
1:30PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Local/State
2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back
BOSTON (AP) — It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering — almost as much as finishing — something to which to aspir...
2:59AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was...
2:53AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save a...
2:08AM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
VIDEO: Boys soccer: West Hall clinches 2nd region crown in 3 seasons
The sodden turf and driving rains could so easily have doused West Hall’s region title hopes on Friday. The Spartans were in no mood to let their dreams slip away, however.
9:00AM ( 5 hours from now )
Boys soccer: Johnson claims 2nd straight 8-AAAA crown
Johnson claimed its second straight Region 8-AAAA crown on Friday in emphatic fashion.
12:36AM ( 2 hours ago )
VIDEO: Red-hot Gainesville girls soccer storming into postseason
From the moment they set foot on the training pitch this winter, the Gainesville girls soccer team knew things were different -- even if those differences stemmed from continuity,
11:45PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Global finance leaders see economy strengthening
WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Gre...
7:25PM ( 7 hours ago )
GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale
NEW YORK (AP) — The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-anno...
6:11PM ( 9 hours ago )
Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback
NEW YORK (AP) — Things are finally looking up for Barbie.Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of th...
4:42PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-...
2:26AM ( 48 minutes ago )
"3 Still Standing" documentary features Robin Williams
TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he was a star on the stand-up comedy circuit in the 1980s.The political satirist Will Durst had the u...
1:22AM ( 1 hour ago )
George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own."The perfect choice to replace that Jon Ste...
9:21PM ( 5 hours ago )
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A look at the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations
An interactive tracing U.S.-Cuban relations includes the annoucement that Cuba will be removed from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list.
By The Associated Press
9:45AM ( 17 hours ago )
Coby cracks Whelen Mod Icebreaker victory lane
After a bitter winter marked by record-setting snowfall, the sunny skies and near-70 degree temperatures at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Conn. on Sunday were celebrated by fans in the packed grandstands.
By Tom Bryant-NASCAR Media
12:00PM ( 3 days ago )
Gwinnett Co. shelter dogs responding to treatment
Four more dogs are exhibiting symptoms after the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter facility was closed due to an illness.
6:43PM ( 4 days ago )
US homebuilders' outlook for spring sales surges
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic that sales will perk up in coming months as the spring home-selling season unfolds.That would bode well for home construction, which slowed early this yea...
10:30AM ( 2 days ago )