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Sunday July 31st, 2016 1:30AM
New school year: Hall County's 'Early College' to welcome its first students; other systems starting up as well
Hall County's Early College@Jones opens with the new school year which begins for Hall County students on Friday, one of a number of new programs and facilities that will welcome new students in the Gainesville area this year.
9:00AM ( 7 hours from now )
Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash
Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas
11:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville United seeks divine help to bring community unity
The name might sound like that of a soccer team, but it is actually a very diverse group of area pastors, community activists, government leaders and law enforcement members. They believe that working together and help from God need to be the major planks in any platform before real healing can sweep our nation.
2:24PM ( 11 hours ago )
Atlanta media report missing girl has contacted mother
A missing girl from Hall County apparently contacted her mother by phone Friday night, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
1:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
Eagle Ranch to host workshops focusing on blended families
Eagle Ranch, a Flowery Branch based residential children's program, will host a nationally-recognized expert on remarried families for two workshops in August.
11:00AM ( 14 hours ago )
Claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia down 10 percent in June, up a bit in Gainesville
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were down 10-percent in June but up slightly in Gainesville.
9:30AM ( 16 hours ago )
Hall chamber's annual Healthcare Reform Seminar coming up next month
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Healthcare Reform Seminar will be held August 23 from 8:00-12:00 at the Brenau Downtown Center.
9:00PM ( 4 hours ago )
States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
The U.S. Supreme Court has said flag-burning is a protected form of free speech, but an Associated Press analysis found that at least 40 states have similar laws, which occasionally lead to arrests
6:00PM ( 7 hours ago )
Job seekers assistance event to be held in Gainesville
The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission and Workforce Development will be hosting an overview session August 9 to familiarize anyone interested in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) tuition assistance with the benefits and requirements of the program.
3:00PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Texas hot air balloon crash leaves no apparent survivors
Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas
1:08AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Bill Clinton and Tim Kaine: Trump lacks empathy for Khans
Hillary Clinton's top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim Army captain
11:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute, landing in a net instead
11:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
Falcons' Julio Jones runs well, downplays injury as minor
Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that limited him from full participation in training camp again on Saturday is no big deal.
8:58AM ( 7 hours from now )
Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San Diego
The Atlanta Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera...
8:53AM ( 7 hours from now )
Earnhardt says no change in concussion-like symptoms
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent. NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion.
12:27PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San Diego
The Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera
1:08AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Tunisian lawmakers pass no confidence vote, firing PM
Tunisia's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government
7:12PM ( 6 hours ago )
FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes
Accident investigators warned the FAA of the potential for high-fatality hot air balloon crashes
5:43PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Trump says Clinton trying to rig debates with NFL conflicts
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton and others "are trying to rig" the fall debates by scheduling two of them opposite NFL games
10:36PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field
8:47PM ( 4 hours ago )
Trump says presidential debates shouldn't compete with NFL
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall
8:01PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Busch hopes Indy momentum carries over to Pocono win
Last year at Pocono, Kyle Busch had nothing but air between him and the finish line with a half-lap to go. A visit to Victory Lane would have given him his fourth consecutive victory just five months removed...
By NASCAR Wire Service
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