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Tuesday July 28th, 2015 11:25AM
US home prices rose 4.9 pct. in May, lifted by strong sales
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 4.9 percent in May...
10:04AM ( 1 hour ago )
Hall Co. municipal leaders learn employees are needed to support booming industry
Economic growth is a great thing, but it also has its challenges. That's what Hall County's municipal leaders learned at their quarterly Joint Municipal Association meeting Monday night.
9:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.The new policy, aim...
1:44AM ( 9 hours ago )
White County detainee walks away from work detail
Numerous law enforcement agencies are working to help locate a White County detainee who walked away from a work detail at the White County Courthouse Monday afternoon.
8:56PM ( 14 hours ago )
By Dean Dyer
Authorities seize crystal meth worth nearly $33,000
Authorities made four arrests and seized 11.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in a four-agency drug trafficking investigation spanning two states.
7:02PM ( 16 hours ago )
Hall Co School Board approves construction at East Hall, looks at AP scores
The Hall County School Board approved a SPLOST IV request and talked Advanced Placement scores at their board meeting Monday night.
6:31PM ( 16 hours ago )
NGMC's Lifeline recognizes volunteers
Lifeline, an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), recently recognized volunteers who work with the emergency response system.
10:57AM ( 28 minutes ago )
Well-known Gainesville doctor retiring
A well-known Gainesville cardiologist, Dr. Robert Ferguson, is retiring.
9:17AM ( 2 hours ago )
UPS 2Q profit beats Street as overseas business improves
ATLANTA (AP) — Overseas business helped UPS during its second quarter, as did the absence of a hefty charge recorded a year ago.The package-delivery company earned $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per share, f...
9:06AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Local/State
NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against e...
11:12AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) — A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group.The Shiite boys...
11:05AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter,...
11:04AM ( 20 minutes ago )
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National
Glimpse at Falcons as they set to open training camp on Friday
The Atlanta Falcons will open training camp on Friday in Flowery Branch with a new head coach and several new faces in key positions. With that in mind here's a glimpse at what the Falcons are facing as they begin the stretch run in preparation for the 2015 season...
11:52AM ( 26 minutes from now )
Braves drop another heartbreaker
The Atlanta Braves wasted an outstanding pitching performance by Alex Wood and put a damper on a special night for Nick Markakis.
7:58AM ( 3 hours ago )
Roddick takes break from retirement to play doubles in Atlanta Open
Even retirement couldn't stop Andy Roddick from one last chance to play doubles with his friend Mardy Fish in this week's Atlanta Open.
11:16PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Sports
US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China.The Conference Boar...
11:07AM ( 17 minutes ago )
High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pi...
10:42AM ( 42 minutes ago )
Microsoft's free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role i...
10:41AM ( 44 minutes ago )
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Business
'The Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks fr...
9:47AM ( 1 hour ago )
Review: Barclay delivers gripping story in 'Broken Promise'
"Broken Promise" (NAL/Penguin Random House), by Linwood BarclayLinwood Barclay returns to the small town of Promise Falls for his latest novel, "Broken Promise," bringing back several characters and d...
8:58AM ( 2 hours ago )
True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83
SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night...
4:34AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Hamlin weathers hood trouble in Friday Indy practice
Sporting the new high-drag configuration for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin punched a big hole in the air in posting the top speed in opening practice.
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GHCC schedules annual healthcare reform update
The Greater Hall Chamber's Annual Healthcare Reform Community Update is set for Tuesday, August 25 from 8:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre.
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