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Wednesday May 6th, 2015 9:37PM
Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir.''
6:09PM ( 3 hours ago )
Brush fires along I-85 in Gwinnett Co. cause problems for motorists
The brush fires that were burning along an estimated six-mile stretch of I-85 southbound have now been extinguished and the road is reopened.
4:00PM ( 5 hours ago )
By Staff
Ride-hailing regulation bill gets Gov.'s signature
Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.
2:37PM ( 7 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Fire destroys Jackson Co. home
A Jackson County family lost everything in a house fire Tuesday afternoon, according to EMS Director Steve Nichols.
11:59AM ( 9 hours ago )
Barnard, Mills re-elected chair, vice chair of Parole Board
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole announced Tuesday that Terry E. Barnard was re-elected as chairman and James Mills of Hall County as vice chairman for 2016
11:15AM ( 10 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Survey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back...
9:41AM ( 11 hours ago )
Baltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of police
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department."Nobody wants the Department of Justice to come in here and take over our city,"...
7:09PM ( 2 hours ago )
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.The...
6:31PM ( 3 hours ago )
Authorities seize meth, heroin packaged as Mexican candy
Federal authorities say they've seized methamphetamine and heroin that was packaged to look like Mexican candy.
6:12PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Local/State
Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday in the shooting of a real estate agent at a model home.Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is charged with rec...
9:11PM ( 25 minutes ago )
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:1. POLLS SUGGEST BRITISH ELECTION TOO CLOSE TO CALLNeither the Conservatives nor Labour look l...
9:04PM ( 32 minutes ago )
Tornadoes rake Oklahoma City suburbs, parts of Tornado Alley
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A tornado grazed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Wednesday, threatening rush hour drivers and prompting schools to hold children in safe rooms until the danger passed. No injuries w...
8:57PM ( 39 minutes ago )
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National
Baseball: Gainesville rides Game 1 comeback to second round series sweep
The Gainesville baseball team produced a 2-0 sweep of Evans in the Class AAAAA second round on Wednesday in Gainesville.
10:26PM ( 48 minutes from now )
Baseball: Trojans take Game 1 over Upson-Lee
Lincoln Hewett had four hits and two RBI and Brock Wingo added three hits and two RBI to lead North Hall to a 9-0 blowout of Upson-Lee Wednesday in Game 1 of the two teams' best-of-three Class AAAA econd round series at Jody Davis Field.
10:00PM ( 22 minutes from now )
RailRaiders snap G-Braves win streak
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, on the strength of a four-run bottom of the fourth inning, beat the Gwinnett Braves 5-3 Wednesday afternoon in the second of a three-game series at PNC Field.
3:54PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Train hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards inte...
8:18PM ( 1 hour ago )
McDonald's brings back the Hamburglar in latest ad campaign
NEW YORK (AP) — Based on McDonald's latest ad, it looks like the Hamburglar settled down in the suburbs and spent the last decade going to youth soccer games and perfecting his stubble.The company is...
7:48PM ( 1 hour ago )
Tesla beats Wall Street forecasts on record quarterly sales
DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, helping it beat Wall Street's expectations despite costly investments in new products a...
7:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' chief law enforcement official called Snoop Dogg a "dope smoking cop hater" before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper, according to emails...
8:22PM ( 1 hour ago )
Margaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academy
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's most celebrated writers, Canada's Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.The academy also told The Ass...
7:45PM ( 1 hour ago )
Al Jazeera America ousts top executive amid defections
NEW YORK (AP) — The troubled Al Jazeera America network ousted its chief executive on Wednesday following a week of management defections and a lawsuit charging an employee with anti-Semitism.The litt...
6:58PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
What do you think of several recent efforts across the country to change some sports team mascot names because they offend certain groups of people?
It's ridiculous. Mascot names should be left alone.
The outcry is warranted for some of the mascot names.
Any mascot name that offends someone should be fair game for change.
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A look at the presidential contenders in 2016
Explore the growing list of declared and potential 2016 presidential candidates, which has been updated to include Mike Huckabee.
By The Associated Press
2:18PM ( 1 day ago )
Joey Logano claims thrilling Xfinity victory at Talladega
Fresh from an “intense” final eight laps, Joey Logano parked his No. 22 Ford, caught his breath and proclaimed that it was “cool to get this thing in victory lane.”
By Mark McCarter-NASCAR Wire Service
7:50PM ( 4 days ago )
Ga. officials say technical bugs in new exam 'unacceptable'
Technical issues with Georgia's new online system for state exams affected an unknown number of students taking tougher exams tied to Common Core standards this spring, state officials said.
By Associated Press
5:36AM ( 4 days ago )