Wednesday October 7th, 2015 4:40AM
Cornelia keeping same millage; taxes up slightly
Even though the tax digest for Cornelia is up $1.7 million due to inflationary increase, city leaders anticipate collecting less taxes for Tax Year 2015.
9:48PM ( 6 hours ago )
Helen approves water line project at lower cost, better return
The Helen City Commission has approved changing a planned water line, a move their engineering firm will save the city money and produce better results.
9:07PM ( 7 hours ago )
Gainesville approves millage rate, asked to rethink some aspects of the rate
The millage rate for property owners in the City of Gainesville is now officially set, but final approval was not without some dissent.
9:05PM ( 7 hours ago )
Demorest man charged with setting fire in Clarkesville
State investigators have made an arrest in connection with a Sept. 26 arson fire near Clarkesville.
8:47PM ( 7 hours ago )
UPDATE: Testimony begins in trial for one of two remaining defendants in murder, attempted robbery of Gainesville cabbie
Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
5:22PM ( 11 hours ago )
Demorest lifts boil water advisory
Demorest Water System customers affected by a storm-related outage over the weekend can resume normal use of water for all purposes.
5:21PM ( 11 hours ago )
State official celebrates Pre-K Week at Gainesville school
State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black visited New Holland Knowledge Academy this morning to read to Pre-K students.
6:10PM ( 10 hours ago )
In past votes, SC congressional delegation opposed flood aid it's now seeking
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.But less than three years ago, t...
5:44PM ( 10 hours ago )
Mock mediation tournament returns to Brenau University this weekend
One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns to the area this week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.
2:03PM ( 14 hours ago )
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As Hillary Clinton campaigns, she finds growing complications with her old boss
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked." Clinton described the president's immigration strategy as "harsh and aggre...
4:20AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Thousands of drug criminals, including some with long rap sheets, approved for early release
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thous...
4:02AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Among questions raised by US strike on Afghan hospital: was combat authority exceeded?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly U.S. attack on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," leaves open the possibility that the decision to open fire exceeded the authority u...
3:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
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(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Cain trashes Fannin to spark Leopards win
Banks County football needed a spark on Friday night. And Trevae Cain was happy to help provide it...
4:59PM ( 12 hours from now )
Region races ready for exciting sprint to the finish
With just five weeks left before the start of the playoffs, it’s crunch time for every team in northeast Georgia as the playoff stretch run gets under way.
4:50PM ( 12 hours from now )
Region title deciders on the line? Could well be the case for Friday
We’re past the halfway point in the season, so it’s no wonder that this week brings with it a handful of contests that could well decide the destiny of a region crown and/or playoff positioning this weekend.
4:40PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Richt says he understands criticism from Georgia fans
Mark Richt has heard criticism from Georgia fans impatient for a championship and especially tired of losing to Alabama...
1:34PM ( 8 hours from now )
Projected as title contender, Tech mired in slide with Clemson, Watson looming
Not so long ago, Georgia Tech was being touted as one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and maybe even a dark horse in the national race.
10:24AM ( 5 hours from now )
Volleyball: North Hall moves on in Area tournament
The North Hall volleyball team defeated Monroe Area but fell to North Oconee in the Area 8-AAAA tournament on Tuesday in Bogart.
11:23PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Samsung 3Q operating profit jumps on weak won, shares post biggest daily gain in over 6 years
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday, sending its share price up nearly 9 percent, but analysts said strong component sales...
3:48AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Asian shares higher despite IMF cutting growth forecast, Samsung up on healthy profit
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets and oil prices rose Wednesday, taking in stride the IMF's lower global growth forecast and Japan's central bank leaving monetary policy unchanged.KEEPING SCORE: Japan'...
2:55AM ( 1 hour ago )
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves to curb forced arbitration, a contentious practice
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules that would severely curtail a contentious practice called forced arbitration, which consumer advocates have long argued do...
1:49AM ( 2 hours ago )
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20th Century Fox investigating claims 'Maze Runner' cast took American Indian artifacts
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Representatives from 20th Century Fox are trying to determine if actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at a private New Mexico r...
11:32PM ( 5 hours ago )
Review: Chilly, enigmatic revival of Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' returns to Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — That Thom Yorke is the first from the creative team to greet you at the new revival of "Old Time" is the first indication you're in for an unsettling show.The Radiohead frontman has wr...
10:01PM ( 6 hours ago )
Asian cinema masterpieces, ferry tragedy and more at South Korean film festival
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's second-largest city is in a festive mood as the Busan Film Festival passes the midpoint.The latter half of Asia's largest film festival will be spiced up with F...
8:40PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Regan Smith pulls away to dramatic Xfinity win at Dover
Regan Smith charged from fourth to first during a restart on lap 121 and stayed there for the rest of the Hisense 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway Saturday, posting his second victory of the season and working his way back into championship contention.
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11:00PM ( 3 days ago )
Boil water advisory issued for many Demorest users
Demorest Water System customers who experienced an outage or low pressure Sunday should boil water used for consumption or food preparation.
10:10PM ( 2 days ago )