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Tuesday February 9th, 2016 5:00AM
Lula officials growing tired of bridge game
Lula officials are growing tired of a more than 35-year battle over the wooden railroad bridge on Cobb Street.
10:54PM ( 6 hours ago )
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there s...
10:40PM ( 6 hours ago )
North Carolina man faces drug charges in Towns County
A traffic stop on Ga. 17 in Towns County over the weekend led to drug charges against a North Carolina man.
6:06PM ( 10 hours ago )
Former Clarkesville councilwoman announces bid for open seat
Former Clarkesville City Councilwoman Tina Courson Evans has announced she will qualify for the seat vacated when Barrie Aycock resigned to qualify for mayor.
4:25PM ( 12 hours ago )
Assault suspects subject of manhunt, one in custody
​A woman was behind bars Monday afternoon, a man remained on the run after authorities spent about a hour searching for him in connection with an assault on the woman's mother in Hall County earlier Monday.
2:26PM ( 14 hours ago )
Student charged in Franklin County High School threats
Officials are continuing their investigation into a threatened shooting at Franklin County High School in Carnesville.
2:18PM ( 14 hours ago )
During a live broadcast, Chipotle executives stressed to workers that they need to stay home if they're feeling sick
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food...
3:56PM ( 13 hours ago )
Authorities in Toccoa investigating gunshot death
Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell on Monday afternoon released details of a shooting death in the city early Sunday.
3:08PM ( 13 hours ago )
Lane closures expected on I-985 for sign replacement
​Workers replacing changeable message signs on Interstate 985 are expected to temporarily close some lanes during the middle of the week, transportation officials said Monday.
1:30PM ( 15 hours ago )
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Trump and Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire with first wins of presidential campaign
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed cr...
4:33AM ( 25 minutes ago )
This year marks 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More t...
4:22AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend
MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.Sen. Bill Nelson h...
4:17AM ( 41 minutes ago )
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Region 8-AAAAA: Falcons hold off Bulldoggs in play-in game to advance
For the Flowery Branch boys basketball team to be able to garner its first state tournament appearance since 2009, it will need its best effort to date on Tuesday...
8:15AM ( 3 hours from now )
Watson honored with another national award
Deshaun Watson picked up yet another plaudit recently...
11:55PM ( 5 hours ago )
Vucevic leads Magic comeback for 117-110 OT win over Hawks
Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks for the second time in two nights.
11:50PM ( 5 hours ago )
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The Latest: Stock markets in Europe have managed to eke out some gains despite an earlier slide in Japan's main index, the latest in a series of dramatic moves in global financial markets
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the turmoil that's afflicting global financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stock markets in Europe have managed to eke out some gains despite an earlier slide in Jap...
4:40AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the pr...
4:20AM ( 38 minutes ago )
President Barack Obama is releasing his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus document that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and both new and familiar tax hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sen...
4:17AM ( 41 minutes ago )
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The letters addressed to Gwyneth Paltrow came for years, often with unsolicited items ranging from pornography and sex toys to religious books, earrings and clothes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The letters addressed to Gwyneth Paltrow came for years, often with unsolicited items ranging from pornography and sex toys to religious books, earrings and clothes.The last package...
3:16AM ( 1 hour ago )
Michael Douglas honored at the 15th annual ceremony presented by the advocacy group AARP to stars over the age of 50 and the films that speak to that audience
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael Douglas was initially confused when he was told that he was being honored with a career achievement honor by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.The star of such f...
3:03AM ( 1 hour ago )
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 14-20
Feb. 14: TV personality Hugh Downs ("20/20") is 95. Actress Florence Henderson is 82. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 77. Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker is 73. TV personality Pat O'Brien ("The Insider,...
1:05AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Rookie Truck Series drivers try out AMS in two day test
As the Georgia 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck series race – the tail end of a NASCAR twinbill at Atlanta Motor Speedway set for Feb. 27 – looms just three weeks away, a handful of rookies got the chance to get their feet wet on the aged, historic 1.54-mile track at AMS in a two-day rookie test that wrapped up Friday afternoon.
By Dustin Bixby
8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
UPDATED: Union General Hospital CEO, physician among six arrested; hospital issues statement
The CEO of a hospital in Union County was arrested Thursday afternoon by Union County sheriff's deputies, along with four other hospital employees and one former employee.
By Brian Stewart, Bryan Pirkle
8:17PM ( 4 days ago )