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Saturday August 29th, 2015 5:29AM
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.
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Experts: GOP candidates' tough talk doesn't always square with facts of US-China relationship
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.
9:34PM ( 7 hours ago )
Three from metro-Atlanta arrested in Gainesville during drug sting
Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad (MANS) agents report the arrest of three individuals in a drug bust in the 2300 block of Browns Bridge Road that took place on Tuesday.
5:59PM ( 11 hours ago )
Rollover wreck at EHHC injures three students
Three East Hall High School students were injured this afternoon on Old Cornelia Highway in a rollover crash in front of the school.
4:58PM ( 12 hours ago )
Smyrna men arrested in Rabun County bust
Authorities arrested two Smyrna men and seized drugs worth an estimated $5,900 on the street during a traffic stop in Rabun County Thursday.
3:42PM ( 13 hours ago )
All of Florida watching Tropical Storm Erika, could hit Monday; state of emergency declared
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami sai...
2:55PM ( 14 hours ago )
Dominica prime minister says 20 dead, widespread devastation following Tropical Storm Erika
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Erika drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and le...
11:12PM ( 6 hours ago )
Flowery Brnach subdivision adding 115 new homes
Plans are underway for more than 100 new homes in two new sections of a Flowery Branch subdivision.
4:30PM ( 12 hours ago )
Hall County sees second positive rabies alert of the week, fifth of the year
Hall County has its second positive rabies alert of the week, and fifth of the year.
3:52PM ( 13 hours ago )
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The Latest: Judge in Egypt's Al-Jazeera case offers reasoning behind his verdict
CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:___11 a.m.The Egyptian judge who sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years...
5:02AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Sheriff's deputy ambushed while pumping gas in Houston, shot multiple times from behind
HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was...
3:52AM ( 1 hour 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 ( 2 hours ago )
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VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 2 hours from now )
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 ( 2 hours from now )
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 ( 1 hour from now )
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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 ( 1 hour from now )
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 ( 2 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 ( 3 hours ago )
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European countries rethink security on trains after Americans thwart attack on Paris train
PARIS (AP) — European security and transport chiefs are urgently reconsidering train security after American passengers thwarted an Islamic extremist attack on a high-speed trip from Amsterdam to Pari...
3:45AM ( 1 hour ago )
Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note, but has the storm passed?
Well, that was exciting.Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note that suggested the worst may b...
7:02PM ( 10 hours ago )
Pentagon funding new high-tech venture for flexible electronics
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and coul...
5:18PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Despite years of volatility, former TV reporter's on-air rampage difficult to predict
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seem...
8:28PM ( 9 hours ago )
African superstars join Bono in campaign to use music to empower women
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African stars joined U2 frontman Bono on Friday in a campaign to use music to help empower women around the world.Bono and top African male musicians D'banj, Diamond and Banky W...
6:31PM ( 10 hours ago )
Air guitarists jam on stage in northern Finland for title of 20th world champion
OULU, Finland (AP) — Zac "The Magnet" Monro opened the final of the Air Guitar World Championships Friday with a neat mime of playing an electric guitar to rock music that shook the ground beneath the...
4:28PM ( 13 hours ago )
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NASCAR Notebook: Dillon determined to gain ground
Chris Buescher gambled at Bristol and almost came up big. The key word in the previous sentence: ‘Almost.’
8:00AM ( 21 hours ago )
Sawnee EMC announces rate decrease
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) officials announced a rate decrease Monday, following a reduction in a component the EMC uses to calculate bills.
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