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Thursday May 28th, 2015 2:18PM
Roosevelt Square re-design project nears reality
Architectural plans for the redesign of Roosevelt Square were finally presented to the Gainesville City Council members at their work session Thursday morning.
1:14PM ( 1 hour ago )
US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.Weekly applications increased 7,000 to a seasonally adj...
8:57AM ( 5 hours ago )
NE Ga.'s jobless rate drops in April; Gainesville metro has lowest rate in state
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday morning that the unemployment rate for Northeast Georgia dropped for the month of April, and once again, the Gainesville Metro posted the lowest jobless rate of any metro in the state of Georgia.
5:31AM ( 8 hours ago )
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New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized
New EPA rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries, wetlands and drinking water are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups.
5:00AM ( 9 hours ago )
Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21
HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 ot...
11:09PM ( 15 hours ago )
Gainesville police: Alleged sexual assailant in custody
A Lithia Springs man is in custody for reportedly sexually assaulting a Gainesville woman.
4:50PM ( 21 hours ago )
Brenau, UNG hosting film festival this weekend
Brenau University and the University of North George are co-hosting a film festival in Gainesville this weekend.
1:41PM ( 37 minutes ago )
Suspect arrested in 2002 death of Georgia college professor
Investigators have arrested a new suspect in the 2002 death of a college professor in Swainsboro.
1:40PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Nebraska ends ban on driver's licenses for immigrant youths
Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children.
1:11PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Washington Post hits back against Iran court claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran's allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama.The newspaper's executive editor, Martin Baron, said in a...
1:49PM ( 28 minutes ago )
Suspect in big downtown Los Angeles blaze charged with arson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with arson for allegedly starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los A...
1:41PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Down to the finish: 10 make finals in National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Ten of the nation's most poised young spellers have made it to the finals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee.The finalists include several veterans of the competition. Thi...
1:38PM ( 39 minutes ago )
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Opinion: Gainesville's heroic effort a worthy cap to an astounding prep season
Any coach, athlete, parent or booster that follows prep sports witnessed some amazing moments over the last few weeks -- from championships (some historic), to heartbreak and everything in between, as area teams and individuals provided us with a stunning finish to the 2014-15 high school sports campaign.
6:13PM ( 3 hours from now )
Baseball: GHS falls to Greenbrier in Game 3 (VIDEO)
In the end, it wasn’t worth the wait...
2:45PM ( 26 minutes from now )
Georgia-Vandy game picked up by CBS Sports
CBS Sports, the exclusive national network broadcaster of SEC home football games, has expanded its "SEC on CBS" schedule with the addition of two early-season match-ups for the 2015 season -- including Vanderbilt at Georgia.
2:41PM ( 22 minutes from now )
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Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants, and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels...
1:50PM ( 27 minutes ago )
US stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were modestly lower in afternoon trading Thursday, following a steep sell-off in the Chinese stock market and the approaching deadline for cash-starved Greece to make a deb...
1:22PM ( 56 minutes ago )
US stocks ease in midday trade, day after Nasdaq record
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moderately lower in midday trading, a day after the Nasdaq composite closed at a record high.Energy stocks were among the biggest losers Thursday as the price of oil fell.Th...
12:03PM ( 2 hours ago )
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At 72, Brazilian stars celebrate half-century of friendship
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A university student by the name of Caetano Veloso struck up a conversation one day with a fellow student, a budding musician with a local TV gig. It was a chance encounter that...
2:03PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Judge closes book on last Lindsay Lohan criminal case in LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly eight years, Lindsay Lohan is not on probation.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young on Thursday ended Lohan's probation in a reckless driving cas...
1:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
Win or not, Tony-nominee Brian d'Arcy James feels victorious
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian d'Arcy James throws some serious shade at William Shakespeare in the Tony-nominated musical "Something Rotten." And it has paid off, nicely.Playing the great Bard's fictional adv...
12:52PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Late race pass nets Hagar Friday USCS Jackson win
Derek Hagar only led two laps during Saturday night’s USCS Sprint Car Series 10th annual Sprint Speedweek opener at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.
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4:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
9:45PM ( 2 days ago )