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Sunday April 19th, 2015 8:55PM
The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's been no break from the globe's record heat — the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.
7:29PM ( 1 hour ago )
Stephens County boy killed when bicycle struck by truck
The Georgia State Patrol is releasing preliminary details of a wreck that claimed the life of a young Toccoa teen Sunday afternoon.
5:07PM ( 3 hours ago )
Clermont among stops for this year's Georgia Mountains Farm Tour
The dates and places have been set for the 4th Annual Georgia Mountains Farm Tour, and Clermont, Cleveland and Clarkesville are among the stops on the list.
3:26PM ( 5 hours ago )
By Ken Stanford
Gainesville's 'Old Joe' not alone; Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' abound, still on guard
After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses.
2:00PM ( 6 hours ago )
Barrow Co. EMA will conduct drill in downtown Winder this week
Winder residents can expect to see a host of emergency vehicles in the South Broad Street/Loganville Highway area this week, but there's no need to worry - it's only a drill.
12:00PM ( 8 hours ago )
By B.J. Williams
Public asked to purchase tickets to support injured Habersham deputy
Cpl. Bill Zigan of the Habersham County Sheriff's Office was critically injured when he was shot while on duty Feb. 22.
10:22AM ( 10 hours ago )
Habersham discusses allowing out-of-county students
Should the Habersham County School System make available spaces in its academic programs for those from other counties if those students' families are willing to pay tuition?
9:02AM ( 11 hours ago )
Lanier Flight Center celebrates 'life and legacy' of late instructor
Lanier Flight Center Saturday celebrated the "life and legacy" of Kelly Chandler, a flight instructor for the company, who was fatally injured in a plane crash last fall.
7:53AM ( 13 hours ago )
GHCC announces Vision 2030 Public Arts Initiative
VISION 2030, a program of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will launch its Public Arts Initiative with a cocktail reception on Thursday, April 23 from 5:00- 6:30 at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.
7:05AM ( 13 hours ago )
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Local/State
George Strait, Merle Haggard tribute kick off ACM Awards
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards kicked off Sunday night paying tribute to veteran Merle Haggard, while George Strait sang "All My Ex's Live in Texas" — appropriate for the...
8:39PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Bobby Brown tells concert goers his ailing daughter is awake
ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown told concert goers Saturday night that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia...
8:20PM ( 34 minutes ago )
Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensi...
7:08PM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
Action filled final Bristol practice has teams scrambling
Roughly eight minutes into Saturday morning’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, Tony Stewart smacked the outside wall exiting Bristol Motor Speedway’s fourth turn.
8:00AM ( 12 hours ago )
Boys soccer: GHS claims Region 8-AAAAA crown, Howard's 250th win
Rick Howard has won a lot of games -- including state and region titles -- but Saturday's victory proved pretty special indeed.
10:31PM ( 22 hours ago )
Losing streak continues for G-Braves
The Charlotte Knights jumped on Gwinnett Braves’ starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang early and came away with a 6-2 win Saturday night in game two of the three-game series at BB&T Ballpark.
10:19PM ( 22 hours ago )
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Sports
Opposition centrists win Finland election, face tough talks
HELSINKI (AP) — The opposition Center Party has won Finland's parliamentary election but its new leader faces tough talks on forming a government following the success of the populist, anti-establishm...
7:05PM ( 1 hour ago )
'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but "Furious...
6:44PM ( 2 hours ago )
Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.The que...
11:12AM ( 9 hours ago )
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Review: Broadway's 'Fun Home' is a deeply moving triumph
NEW YORK (AP) — The best commercial for a Broadway show this season isn't on TV. It's on Broadway itself, in the stunning, deeply moving "Fun Home."Three siblings ranging in age from 6 to 10, whose fa...
7:28PM ( 1 hour ago )
Julio Iglesias to receive honorary degree from Berklee
BOSTON (AP) — Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures will receive honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music at its commencement next month.Sony Music Entertainme...
6:31PM ( 2 hours ago )
Director reveals plot for "Star Wars" film "Rogue One"
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming in "Rogue One," fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Sunday.Directo...
3:37PM ( 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 ( 2 days ago )
McCoy makes it two in a row in LLM action at Lavonia
David McCoy has laid early claim to victory lane at Lavonia Speedway. Friday night, he drove to another Limited Late Model victory at the fast 3/8 mile clay speedway in Lavonia, Ga.
2:00PM ( 4 days ago )
Charter bus carrying lacrosse team damaged by fire in Cornelia
A charter bus carrying the Huntingdon College men's lacrosse team was heavily damaged by fire in Cornelia Saturday night.
9:40PM ( 23 hours ago )
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 ( 2 days ago )