Thursday May 28th, 2020 11:30AM
41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but layoffs slow
Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in the face of a deep recession even as more businesses reopen and rehire some laid-off employees
8:40AM ( 2 hours ago )
Brenau University to close Augusta campus, continue online offerings
Brenau University, based in Gainesville, announced this week it will close its physical campus in Augusta, Georgia at the end of the year.
8:14AM ( 3 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Gainesville metro posts April unemployment rate of 10.6%
A year ago, the unemployment rate in the Gainesville metropolitan area was 2.6%, but when the coronavirus pandemic hit, businesses closed and jobs disappeared.
5:21AM ( 6 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Search underway for missing Habersham Co. man
Habersham County authorities are on the lookout for an elderly man who has been missing for roughly two days.
7:48PM ( 15 hours ago )
US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone
The U.S. has surpassed a jarring milestone in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths
6:53PM ( 16 hours ago )
`Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown because of the danger of lightning
6:37PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Celebrating the Class of 2020
With our readers' help, we've compiled a photo gallery of some members of the Class of 2020.
11:59PM ( 3 days from now )
Banks County cancels reverse parade due to weather
Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of the Banks County public safety reverse parade set for 6-8 p.m. today, May 28, in Homer.
7:37AM ( 3 hours ago )
Two Cleveland residents arrested for White County assault
Two suspects have been charged in an aggravated assault that happened earlier this month at a location in White County.
7:01AM ( 4 hours ago )
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2020 Region RunDown Series: 8-A Public football
The newest series on AccessWDUN, our 2020 Region RunDown webcast, will look at each region involving northeast Georgia area teams as we, hopefully, begin preparations for the upcoming 2020-21 sports season. This week we will look at Region 8-A Public, which features northeast Georgia programs Commerce and Towns County...
9:45AM ( 1 hour ago )
Former Braves C Biff Pocoroba dies at 66; All-Star in 1978
Former Atlanta catcher Biff Pocoroba has died at the age of 66. Pocoroba played in the 1978 All-Star Game and served a backup role on the Braves team that won an improbable NL West title in 1982.
8:46AM ( 2 hours ago )
NASCAR champ Busch backs masks in public as common courtesy
Kyle Busch says he supports wearing a mask in public so “we all can take care of our neighbor" amid the coronavirus pandemic, a rare instance of the two-time NASCAR champion wading into a social issue.
8:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law
China’s legislature has endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has triggered new protests in the territory and strained relations with the United States and Britain
11:16AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Violent protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd straight night
Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles
11:10AM ( 19 minutes ago )
The Latest: Moscow explains nation's low coronavirus deaths
Health officials in Moscow have updated numbers on coronavirus deaths
10:48AM ( 42 minutes ago )
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Transportation sector is bleeding jobs, more cuts on the way
There has been an uptick in travel in recent weeks, but the airline industry remains largely idled
10:43AM ( 46 minutes ago )
China moves to quell Hong Kong protests with security law
China has officially ratified a plan to write a national security law for Hong Kong, exerting Beijing's broader, new control over the semi-autonomous territory in a bid to prevent a return of the months of often-violent protests last year
10:38AM ( 52 minutes ago )
CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery
CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month
10:36AM ( 53 minutes ago )
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50 years after death, fallen Hall County soldier's grave receives proper marker
It took 50 years, but Vietnam veteran Johnny Hulsey of Hall County was not about to give up on an effort to make sure his friend and fallen soldier Willard Winston Croy had the appropriate marker for his grave.
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11:00AM ( 3 days ago )
Elliott collects bounty on Busch with Charlotte Truck win
Now you can call Chase Elliott “The Bounty Hunter.” The Dawsonville, Georgia speedster held off a late challenge from Kyle Busch to score the victory in Tuesday night’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race...
12:37AM ( 1 day ago )
WNBA teams set to make tough decisions on roster cuts
WNBA teams are making hard decisions this weekend as far as their rosters go
5:59PM ( 3 days ago )