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Saturday April 18th, 2015 4:47PM
Five arrested in Habersham drug search
Officials in Habersham County arrested five people in connection with illegal narcotic activity Saturday in Demorest.
2:45PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall Co. School District working on diploma petitions
So far, 28 former Hall County students have petitioned the school district for high school diplomas under House Bill 91, signed into law during this last legislative session.
2:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
March For Babies sees 400 brave weather threat in Gainesville
Despite the overnight rain and the threat for more of the same throughout the morning, an estimated 400 people turned out Saturday for the annual Hall County March of Dimes "March For Babies".
1:55PM ( 2 hours ago )
By Staff
Hall Habitat High reaches milestone Apr. 24
Habitat High will reach a milestone in its history April 24 when it participates in its 50th Habitat for Humanity home dedication.
12:00PM ( 4 hours ago )
Ava's Law expected to be signed by Gov. Nathan Deal soon
Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill before month's end making Georgia the 41st state to mandate insurance coverage for children with autism.
10:51AM ( 5 hours ago )
By Associated Press
GDOT: Changes coming to Cleveland Hwy. at Jess Helton Rd.
Plans are in the works to change a northbound passing lane on Cleveland Highway at Jess Helton Road into a left-turn lane.
10:15AM ( 6 hours ago )
By Staff
The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters
3:40 p.m. (EDT)Ohio Gov. John Kasich would like Republican voters in New Hampshire to hold off committing to a presidential candidate while he decides whether to become one."Think about me, would ya?"...
3:59PM ( 47 minutes ago )
BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.The problem affects the 2005 to 2008 models of the M...
11:52AM ( 4 hours ago )
Animal shelter rescues baby chicks from Georgia post office
An animal shelter has rescued hundreds of chicks shipped to a Georgia post office. Hundreds of other chicks in the shipment died.
11:30AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Local/State
Police: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis
JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them with a knife.St. Louis County Police said in a news release that a...
4:21PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim's advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life.B...
4:07PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Victims of California gas-line blast released from hospital
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four of the 11 people injured during a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range in Central California have been released from the hospital.But Fresno C...
3:45PM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
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.
6:31PM ( 1 hour from now )
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.
5:00PM ( 12 minutes from now )
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.
4:58PM ( 10 minutes from now )
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Spain PM says fraud probe into ex-minister damages his party
MADRID (AP) — An investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging Spain's ruling Popular Party, which faces a general...
3:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and the Greek d...
3:22PM ( 1 hour 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...
3:18PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Business
Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartac...
3:15PM ( 1 hour ago )
Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have fi...
3:05PM ( 1 hour ago )
Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift."By no means do I want to try to leave country music," Hunt said in...
1:01PM ( 3 hours ago )
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The Gulf’s heath: 5 years after BP spill
An AP survey of 26 marine scientists examines the health and state of the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem five years after the BP oil spill.
By The Associated Press
4:18PM ( 1 day ago )
‘Cat Daddy’ scores fourth straight SLM victory at Senoia
Clint “Cat Daddy” Smith continued his unbeaten streak in the Super Late Model division at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA Saturday night.
By Track PR
10:00AM ( 3 days ago )
Forsyth Co. issues 1st $100M of transportation bonds
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved two bond issues at its meeting Thursday night, one as part of the Transportation Bond that was approved by voters in November.
By Staff
9:23AM ( 1 day ago )
US industrial production drops 0.6 pct in March; factory output up first time since November
WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production drops 0.6 pct in March; factory output up first time since November.
9:17AM ( 3 days ago )