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GKN rejects takeover from Melrose, to split in two

GKN shares were gaining around 26 percent in the morning trading in London. Melrose said separately that it remains interested in a buyout. It said the offer was "entirely opportunistic" and "fundamentally undervalues the company and its prospects". GKN's board dismissed the offer from Melrose in a


Deadline nears for filing Western Union fraud claim

In November, I wrote about the process involved in filing claims if you had been a victim of a wire fraud scam involving wire transfers through Western Union. Since then, I have received emails from several readers asking for more information. Since the deadline for filing a claim is Feb. 12, you sh

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN - 2018-01-14 20:00:03

Oroville City Council to reconsider marijuana ban

After voting the idea down last year, Oroville City Council is once again talking about commercial marijuana sales. "This time there's more momentum ... a lot of jobs would be created," said Mike Howard, a local proponent and former city council member. Howard says he's been in touch with some

ACTIONNEWSNOW.COM - 2018-01-16 01:00:00

Community Corner: Oroville YMCA updating, serving more people

Oroville >> There have been many changes at the Oroville YMCA the past couple of years and more are coming this year. Founded in 1914, the Oroville YMCA has been at its current location on Robinson Street since the early 1920s. Through the years, the facility has undergone many upgrades including th

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Views make one wonder where Lake Oroville has gone

With Lake Oroville drawn down to protect the repaired main spillway, there are places where the water is far, far away, like this view Thursday looking toward Bidwell Canyon Marina from the Saddle Dam. The lake is actually up about 8 feet since the start of the year, with big jumps Jan. 9 and 10 wh


Oroville council may reconsider commercial cannabis

Oroville >> The Oroville City Council may consider on Tuesday whether a ban on commercial cannabis activity is the best thing for the city after all. If things were to move forward, Oroville could be the only city in Butte County without a ban on all marijuana business activity. The council voted la


California Water Service donated $27,000 to Oroville charities in 2017

Oroville >> California Water Service made $27,000 in charitable donations last year to local organizations. Donations are paid for by shareholders and are unrelated to water rates, said local Manager George Barber. Investors are expected to help cover contributions. The groups below received $2,500


Paradise & Magalia residents confused by mystery powder

Many say they've never seen anything like this and there is lots of speculation about what this could be. "My girlfriend down the street came over the other day, and she also has a black car, and she said 'What is that? Do you have this stuff all over your car?'" said Magalia resident Chawne Luna

ACTIONNEWSNOW.COM - 2018-01-16 02:10:00

Butte County identifies woman killed in accident

The woman who was in killed in Friday evening's accident on Elliott Road at Almond Street has been identified as Amanda Mayberry, 40, of Paradise, by the Butte County Coroner's office. Paradise police say that around 7:08 p.m. Mayberry was riding her bicycle in the eastbound lane of Elliott and whe

PARADISE POST - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

MLK events happen around the north state

It's an annual event that brings a big turnout. Participants march from the arts council on market street, stop for a prayer vigil at the south end of court house, and then march on the sidewalk on Court Street all the way to the Martin Luther King Junior Community Center. There's a luncheon an

ACTIONNEWSNOW.COM - 2018-01-16 00:19:00

Raccoon off Thompson Bridge Road marks Hall's first rabies case of 2018

The first rabies case of the year has been confirmed after in incident off Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. A rabid raccoon had contact with two dogs in the 900 block of Etta Vista Circle, according to a news release from Hall County. The county was informed Jan. 12 that the raccoon tested posi

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-16 19:44:00

Trump's controversial comments split members of his evangelical council

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The controversy over President Donald Trump's comments last week about immigration is intensifying. In Gainesville, a prominent conservative leader and a member of the president's own evangelical advisory board, Pastor Jentezen Franklin, is rejecting the president's stance. Presi

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-01-16 01:30:00

MLK holiday events focus on celebration, healing, activism

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Gainesville mixes public celebration, community activism and spiritual healing in a way that resonates with the hundreds of attendees who annually march and speak and preach on the third Monday of January. The Newtown Florist Club, a decades-old civil rights gro

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-15 05:48:00

Light snow could fall in Hall on Tuesday

Snow has moved into the forecast for Tuesday night in Hall County, but if it materializes, National Weather Service forecaster Sid King said not to expect too much. He said Sunday night that a tenth of an inch would likely be the highest amount of slow accumulation in Gainesville. But with temperatu

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-15 04:19:00

Mixed-used development with 359 homes proposed across from West Hall High

Rosewood Active Adult Communities LLC is seeking annexation and rezoning to allow for 222 townhomes and 137 single-family homes off McEver between Chamblee Road and Westbrook Lane. The proposal goes before the Oakwood Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The bulk of the development, or 43 acres, i

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-15 05:35:00

State lawmakers aim to help local forces boost officer pay

While the state General Assembly may begin looking at ways to increase law enforcement pay and benefits, local leaders are trying to take a quicker route to stem force retention issues. "We're requiring these individuals to protect us, to keep us safe, to patrol and to put themselves in harm's way,


Newsmaker in business: Frierson named market president for State Bank

State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, has appointed Chip Frierson as market president in Gainesville. Frierson will be responsible for handling all bank-related activities within the market. He has more than 32 years of experience in the banking ind


Newsmakers in business: Longstreet Clinic adds 2 pediatricians to staff

Longstreet Clinic has added Dr. Mark Wilson to its pediatrics practice and Dr. Jessica Kobleur to its pediatric inpatient service in Gainesville. Wilson sees patients at the Baldwin office, located at 155 Professional Drive. Kobleur treats pediatric patients who are hospitalized at Northeast Georgi


Alcohol and Drug Services to Present to Older Adults

Emily Nicholson, MA, QSAPP is an early intervention and prevention consultant with Alcohol and Drug Services in Rockingham. In her lecture, "Prescription Drug Abuse: The New War on Drugs," she will be discussing the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among baby boomers and the senior population.


Man, 60, dead in one-car crash in Lancaster County

One person died in a one-car crash off Pageland Highway east of Lancaster Sunday. Around 5:09 p.m., a 60-year-old man from Lancaster driving a 2003 Honda ran off the road and hit a fence and a tree, South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Hovi

ROCK HILL HERALD - 2018-01-15 05:26:00