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Friday February 12th, 2016 5:32PM
Banks County pauses to honor fallen U.S. officers
Banks County Sheriff's Office officials and members of the community paused Friday to pray for law enforcement and remember fallen officers from around the country.
4:19PM ( 1 hour ago )
Authorities seize $566,000 in meth, marijuana in Gainesville bust
​Drug agents and police officers seized 20 ounces of methamphetamine, five guns and three marijuana plants during the arrest of a Gainesville man this week.
3:52PM ( 1 hour ago )
Police standoff ends peacefully at Gainesville hotel
It took about 90 minutes for Gainesville Police to take a suspect into custody Friday afternoon, following a standoff outside a hotel room.
2:50PM ( 2 hours ago )
VIDEO: Officials open new Hall County Correctional Institute, warden touts cost savings
The new Hall County Correctional Institute opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday by Warden Walt Davis, who touted his department's ability to bring the cost of the $7 million facility down nearly 50 percent.
2:12PM ( 3 hours ago )
UNG fraternity suspended by national office for hazing, alcohol allegations
The National Fraternity of Sigma Nu has suspended the Kappa chapter at the University of North Georgia.
2:09PM ( 3 hours ago )
Deputies search for two missing Hall County inmates
Two women are wanted after failing to return from a work detail Monday night in Hall County.
1:27PM ( 4 hours ago )
A rebound in bank shares and energy companies lifts US shares after 5 straight down days
U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies.A sharp rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on reta...
5:04PM ( 27 minutes ago )
A former transgender inmate who had complained that she didn't get adequate treatment for her gender identity condition has settled a lawsuit against Georgia prison officials
ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia has agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained prison offic...
4:39PM ( 52 minutes ago )
March of Dimes kicks off annual fundraising campaign in Gainesville
Organizers with the March for Babies in Hall County are gearing up for their annual walk on April 23, 2016 at Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.
12:00PM ( 5 hours ago )
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The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy on Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina
DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republica...
5:19PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Right fight; wrong strategy. Many ranchers and sympathizers opposing federal control of public lands in the West concluded after the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Right fight; wrong strategy.That's what many ranchers and sympathizers opposing federal control of public lands in the West concluded after the armed occupation of a national wildlife...
4:59PM ( 32 minutes ago )
Legal experts say prosecutors face a tough road in their case against a former priest accused this week in the killing of a Texas beauty queen nearly 56 years ago
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors face a tough road in their case against a former priest accused this week in the killing of a young Texas teacher and beauty queen nearly 56 years ago, according to legal ex...
4:58PM ( 33 minutes ago )
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Basketball: Region semifinal slate tips off today around northeast Georgia (full schedule)
Area regions have -- outside of 8-A -- determined their state tournament participants; starting today those teams will duke it out for seeding and a shot region glory
5:46PM ( 13 minutes from now )
Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming himself on a treadmill Friday
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.At the same time Stewart was offering detail...
1:44PM ( 3 hours ago )
7-AAA Tournament: Indians, Spartans, Vikings join Banks Co. boys in semifinals
East Hall, West Hall, and Lumpkin County all took wins Thursday in the Region 7-AAA Tournament at the East Hall gym to join Banks County in advancing to the Class AAA boys state tournament...
12:17PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Visa on Friday disclosed its ownership in Friday in Square, the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.While Visa's stake amounts to about 1 pe...
4:33PM ( 58 minutes ago )
Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags, telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary, according to documents
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.But the Ge...
4:15PM ( 1 hour ago )
The owners of Britain's Independent newspaper say it will publish its last print edition next month
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Independent newspaper will publish its last print edition next month as it makes a "historic transition" to digital-only format, its owner said Friday.ESI Media said The Indepe...
1:05PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy-nominated CD made in Havana at turning point in US-Cuba ties
NEW YORK (AP) — Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy-nominated "Cuba: The Conversation Continues" just happened to be made in Havana by American and Cuban musicians at a dramatic turning point in relations betwe...
3:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
Q&A: William Shatner discusses his conflicted relationship with friend and fellow "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy ahead of the Tuesday release of his memoir, "Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The walls and shelves inside William Shatner's office are covered with the kinds of memorabilia you'd expect from someone who's served for over 50 years as a pop-culture icon.There...
3:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Cook County medical examiner's office is considering how best to preserve and display the newly unearthed autopsy reports alongside inquest transcripts from Chicago's infamous gangland Valentine's Day massacre of 1929
CHICAGO (AP) — Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago's most infamous gangland killing....
2:10PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Richards grabs Super Bowl Of Racing finale at GIS
On Sunday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga., Josh Richards takes the $15,000 finale of the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing. The event was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
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8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
New doctor at Longstreet Clinic
The Longstreet Clinic welcomes Rebecca Bedingfield Ando, MD to the Center for Women’s Health.
By AccessWDUN staff
12:59PM ( 1 day ago )