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Sunday July 24th, 2016 6:45AM
Federal immigration court backlog tops 500,000 pending cases
The backlog in the federal immigration court system has eclipsed half a million pending cases, The Associated Press has learned.
12:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
Georgia's back-to-school sales tax holiday just days away
If you can wait until next weekend to do some, if not all, of your back-to-school shopping, you can save some money.
9:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people, raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan
7:33PM ( 11 hours ago )
Power interrupted at Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Officials say power was interrupted at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus for nearly two hours Saturday afternoon.
4:20PM ( 14 hours ago )
'Merciless' heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US; north Georgia continues to swelter
Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide, including north Georgia.
2:00PM ( 16 hours ago )
Hall County Library System begins work on strategic plan update
For the next few months, the Hall County Library System (HCLS) will be working on an update to its strategic plan, and officials have started the process with an online community survey.
12:00PM ( 18 hours ago )
Tree blocks Rabbittown area highway for a time
A tree fell across Old Cornelia Highway near Rabbittown Saturday afternoon as thunderstorms moved through the area.
10:05PM ( 8 hours ago )
University of North Georgia nursing program ranked among country's best
The University of North Georgia is ranked one of 2016's Best and Most Affordable Online RN to BSN programs in the nation, according to College Choice.
9:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
Jackson EMC names new Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer
As part of an ongoing strategic planning initiative, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation is restructuring its operations to align all functions that directly provide service to cooperative members under a Chief Operating Officer and all functions that provide essential support services under a Chief Financial Officer.
6:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack
Afghanistan is marking a national day of mourning a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration
6:18AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Decision time: IOC poised to rule on Russia's status for Rio
As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment
5:55AM ( 49 minutes ago )
Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush
The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize the officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson
3:06AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Two-a-Days: Union County's hopes knowledge of success will buoy 2016 charge
The Panthers have posted back-to-back 9-2 seasons, including hosting two straight state playoff games, which matches the program's best-ever finishes -- but Union County also just garduated one of its best ever players in quarterback Joseph Mancuso (signed to play for Richmond University) as well as moving up to Class AAA.
7:05PM ( 12 hours from now )
Ralston finishes tied for 4th at Palmetto Amateur
Spencer Ralston finished tied for fourth at the Palmetto Amateur held at the 6,713-yard, Par 70 Palmetto Golf Club Golf Course.
8:00AM ( 1 hour from now )
Story continues record HR pace, powers Rockies past Braves
Trevor Story hit two home runs to set an NL rookie record for shortstops and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday night...
6:26AM ( 19 minutes ago )
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G20 countries pledge to boost growth, dampen Brexit shock
Finance officials of major economies have pledged to boost sluggish global growth but announced no joint initiatives and promised to defend against the shockwaves of Britain's vote to leave the European Union
3:34AM ( 3 hours ago )
No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row _ for now
Southeast Asia's main grouping has failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate that officials said they hope to resolve in more talks on Sunday
3:14AM ( 3 hours ago )
ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row
Southeast Asia's main grouping has opened a meeting of their foreign ministers, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea
12:39AM ( 6 hours ago )
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' tease sequel, Disneyland ride
Next summer, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" are taking over theaters and Disneyland
11:45PM ( 6 hours ago )
Cueto feels slighted Royals didn't invite him to White House
Johnny Cueto feels slighted the Kansas City Royals didn't invite him to come along when they were honored at the White House
11:25PM ( 7 hours ago )
Sigourney Weaver hoping to reprise 'Alien' heroine Ripley
Sigourney Weaver apparently isn't finished fighting aliens
10:58PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Courtney Force tops Friday Denver Funny Car qualifying
Courtney Force led a parade of track record performances by racing to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
By NHRA Media
2:22AM ( 1 day ago )