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Saturday August 29th, 2015 3:06PM
Qualifying begins Mon. for city elections
Qualifying begins Monday for city elections across the state, with most of the attention in Hall County centered on the Gainesville election.
1:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Gainesville considers IGA with Hall Co. for Flat Creek litter trap
Gainesville officials are considering an inter-governmental agreement with Hall County for a litter trap in Flat Creek, which sits in both the city limits of Gainesville and unincorporated Hall County.
12:00PM ( 3 hours ago )
3 Ga. men convicted in anti-government plot receive 12 years
Authorities say three Northwest Georgia men have been sentenced to prison in an anti-government militia plot.
11:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Commission on Medical Cannabis working toward end of year report
Members of the state Commission on Medical Cannabis, including a Hall County woman, have three more meetings on their schedule before issuing a report to the governor.
10:52AM ( 4 hours ago )
Week 1: Big wins, tough losses mark full start of 2015 prep football season
The season got started with a bang for some area high school football teams – while others will be going back to the drawing board after a mix of results for northeast Georgia-based programs.
9:02AM ( 6 hours ago )
Job "blitz" coming to Gainesville's Melrose community
Melrose residents will have access to career guidance in their own community next month.
9:01AM ( 6 hours ago )
Police investigate murder-suicide of parents in Gwinnett
Authorities say the deaths of a Lawrenceville couple are being investigated as a murder-suicide in Gwinnett County.
8:24AM ( 6 hours ago )
Former Gwinnett sheriff's major convicted in corruption trial
A former Gwinnett County sheriff's major has been sentenced to jail for using his position for personal financial gain.
6:29AM ( 8 hours ago )
Tropical Storm Erika weakens as heads toward Cuba, but leaves 20 dead in eastern Caribbean
Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
6:11AM ( 8 hours ago )
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Local/State
Harris County Sheriff: Suspect in fatal shooting of deputy at gas station still being sought
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are still pursuing a suspect in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, they...
2:37PM ( 29 minutes ago )
10th anniversary of Katrina marked with church bells, prayers and celebrations of resiliency
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi and Louisiana marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday by ringing church bells, laying wreaths and celebrating the resiliency of a region still recov...
2:27PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Jimmy Carter's work to eliminate disease, preserve voting integrity creates global legacy
ATLANTA (AP) — To Azaratu Zakaria, Jimmy Carter's battle against the Guinea worm is represented by a scar.Zakaria was the last person to be declared disease-free in Ghana after more than 20 years of w...
2:06PM ( 59 minutes ago )
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National
VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 6 hours ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville blanked again by Grayson, hopes to rebound again
Gainesville football took plenty of lessons from last year’s loss to Grayson. The Red Elephants hope they can do the same this time around...
7:48AM ( 7 hours ago )
VIDEO: Falcons storm back to knock off Chestatee in season opener
Flowery Branch exploded for 34 unanswered second half points to erase a 3-0 halftime deficit to beat Chestatee 34-10 Friday night in both teams’ season openers.
7:15AM ( 7 hours ago )
More Friday Game Night
Friday Game Night
Wildcats explode for big win over Hab Central
Rabun County scored 35 unanswered points to erase an early deficit and beat Habersham Central 42-14 Friday night.
6:56AM ( 8 hours ago )
Wood stars again, as Dragons plow way past Winder
Note to the rest of northeast Georgia: Colby Wood and the Jefferson rushing attack are most definitely for real.
2:36AM ( 12 hours ago )
East Jackson rebounds to hand Lakeview season-opening loss
East Jackson bounced back from a season-opening loss by handing Lakeview Academy its first of the campaign on Friday.
1:44AM ( 13 hours ago )
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Sports
Fed Vice Chair Fischer leaves door open for a Sept. rate hike, saying inflation likely to rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's t...
1:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
European countries rethink security on trains after Americans thwart attack on Paris train
PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interi...
12:48PM ( 2 hours ago )
Once farmers' bane, grain trains now in abundance thanks to rail upgrades, oil slowdown
STERLING, N.D. (AP) — The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.It's a welcome...
10:34AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Business
Sales of Atari games found in New Mexico landfill bring in more than $100,000 through eBay
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales in the last several months.http://bit.ly/1hlj3l2The Alamogo...
2:19PM ( 46 minutes ago )
"She just laid there playing possum": Survivor's husband recounts story of on-air shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.Vicki Gardner, w...
10:45AM ( 4 hours ago )
After death on live television, slain reporter's father finds voice on gun restrictions
COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he bri...
2:58AM ( 12 hours ago )
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VIDEO: Joey Logano, Kyle Busch score Bristol victories
For the second straight year, Joey Logano scored the win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
By AccessWDUN staff
8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
New building planned for Jackson Co. industrial park
Pattillo Industrial Real Estate plans to develop a 458,640 square foot speculative building in McClure Industrial Park in Jackson County.
By AccessWDUN staff
1:22PM ( 2 days ago )