Tuesday October 6th, 2015 10:35PM
Cornelia keeping same millage; taxes up slightly
Even though the tax digest for Cornelia is up $1.7 million due to inflationary increase, city leaders anticipate collecting less taxes for Tax Year 2015.
9:48PM ( 47 minutes ago )
Helen approves water line project at lower cost, better return
The Helen City Commission has approved changing a planned water line, a move their engineering firm will save the city money and produce better results.
9:07PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville approves millage rate, asked to rethink some aspects of the rate
The millage rate for property owners in the City of Gainesville is now officially set, but final approval was not without some dissent.
9:05PM ( 1 hour ago )
Demorest man charged with setting fire in Clarkesville
State investigators have made an arrest in connection with a Sept. 26 arson fire near Clarkesville.
8:47PM ( 1 hour ago )
UPDATE: Testimony begins in trial for one of two remaining defendants in murder, attempted robbery of Gainesville cabbie
Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
5:22PM ( 5 hours ago )
Demorest lifts boil water advisory
Demorest Water System customers affected by a storm-related outage over the weekend can resume normal use of water for all purposes.
5:21PM ( 5 hours ago )
State official celebrates Pre-K Week at Gainesville school
State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black visited New Holland Knowledge Academy this morning to read to Pre-K students.
6:10PM ( 4 hours ago )
In past votes, SC congressional delegation opposed flood aid it's now seeking
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.But less than three years ago, t...
5:44PM ( 4 hours ago )
Mock mediation tournament returns to Brenau University this weekend
One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns to the area this week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.
2:03PM ( 8 hours ago )
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United Auto Workers threaten strike Wednesday night in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company.In a statement, Fiat Chrysler...
10:19PM ( 15 minutes ago )
AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to IS and other terrorists
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city bl...
9:43PM ( 51 minutes ago )
Inmate put to death for killing man in $8 robbery in Houston; 11th Texas execution this year
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A convicted killer in Texas was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting another man in a robbery that yielded just $8.No late appeals were filed for Juan Martin Garcia, who was...
9:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
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(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Cain trashes Fannin to spark Leopards win
Banks County football needed a spark on Friday night. And Trevae Cain was happy to help provide it...
4:59PM ( 18 hours from now )
Region title deciders on the line? Could well be the case for Friday
We’re past the halfway point in the season, so it’s no wonder that this week brings with it a handful of contests that could well decide the destiny of a region crown and/or playoff positioning this weekend.
4:40PM ( 5 hours ago )
5 things: What we learned from Week 6 of high school football
Here’s a look at five things we learned from Week 6 of the high school football season...
5:51PM ( 1 day ago )
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Projected as title contender, Tech mired in slide with Clemson, Watson looming
Not so long ago, Georgia Tech was being touted as one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and maybe even a dark horse in the national race.
10:24AM ( 11 hours from now )
McCoy, Sigg Shine In Nike Invitational
Buoyed by top-5 efforts from senior Lee McCoy and junior Greyson Sigg, the eighth-ranked Georgia men's golf team came in sixth on Tuesday in the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
9:17PM ( 1 hour ago )
Brenau tops Appalachian Conference in preseason swim rankings
The Appalachian Swimming Conference coaches poll has ranked Brenau University, last year’s conference champions, in the No. 1 spot in its 2015-16 preseason rankings.
9:12PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Ex-leader of UN General Assembly turned world body into 'platform for profit,' prosecutor says
NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real esta...
8:01PM ( 2 hours ago )
California governor approves expansive new equal pay protections targeting gender wage gap
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-p...
6:49PM ( 3 hours ago )
Volkswagen, with limited US lobbying footprint, faces cheating hearing on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissi...
6:01PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Review: Chilly, enigmatic revival of Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' returns to Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — That Thom Yorke is the first from the creative team to greet you at the new revival of "Old Time" is the first indication you're in for an unsettling show.The Radiohead frontman has wr...
10:01PM ( 33 minutes ago )
20th Century Fox investigating claims 'Maze Runner' cast took American Indian artifacts
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Representatives from 20th Century Fox are trying to determine if actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at a private New Mexico r...
9:24PM ( 1 hour ago )
Asian cinema masterpieces, ferry tragedy and more at South Korean film festival
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's second-largest city is in a festive mood as the Busan Film Festival passes the midpoint.The latter half of Asia's largest film festival will be spiced up with F...
8:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Westbrook captures Road Atlanta pole for Petit Le Mans
Watching steady rain fall throughout the day Friday at Road Atlanta, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) points leader Richard Westbrook knew that his No. 90 Corvette DP would start on the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda if qualifying was cancelled due to the weather at Road Atlanta.
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Boil water advisory issued for many Demorest users
Demorest Water System customers who experienced an outage or low pressure Sunday should boil water used for consumption or food preparation.
10:10PM ( 2 days ago )