ATLANTA - The Associated Press sat down recently with the two Republicans competing for Georgia's open Senate seat to discuss three key issues. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue will meet in a runoff July 22, and the winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the fall. Below is a discussion on tax reform and how to tackle the nation's $17.5 trillion debt. Candidate remarks have been edited in some places for length.
The Fourth of July weekend has been calm on Georgia lakes so far, the Department of Natural Resources reports.
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ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs, Aaron Harang won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight victory.
ATLANTA- Ervin Santana says it's too early to declare that he is fully recovered from a midseason slump. This outing was certainly a step in the right direction.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement with small forward Thabo Sefolosha on a deal that leaves the team sufficient salary cap room for additional offseason moves.
For the fourth year in a row, North Hall graduate Ty McCormack was recognized as the fastest Georgian at the Peachtree Road Race on Friday in Atlanta.
When longtime Forsyth County resident Charles Payette purchased a rare Bible 15 years ago, he had no idea how quickly his collection would evolve and grow.
ATLANTA - The Associated Press sat down recently with the two Republicans competing for Georgia's open Senate seat to discuss three key issues.
Can I put up a modular home in Gainesville - like one of those new energy efficient prefabs - or is only stick-built allowed? I'm hoping to buy a small building lot in the 30501 or 30506 ZIP code.
A person who was reported to have drowned has been found safe, according to Hall County Fire Services.
Athens Street at the railroad crossing will be closed from Monday to Aug. 1 in Gainesville, the city has announced.
RIO DE JANEIRO - When Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer embarked on a series of hair-raising dashes out of his area in the second-round win over Algeria, it would have struck a chord with French football fans of a certain vintage.
ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.
Lake Lanier's water level continues to hold extremely steady right around a full pool at 1,070.94 or .06 below a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures remain steady in the mid-80s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have waived wide receiver Darius Johnson.
ATLANTA - Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel blamed himself for two curveballs that went awry and cost the Braves a game.
Lake Lanier's water level remains steady at 1,070.75 or .25 below a full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures remain steady in the mid-80s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.
Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate rose to 6.5 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced today.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.
Shake the cobwebs off those magic wands and dust off your glass slippers for Suwanee Performing Arts' 2014 Broadway in the Park production of "Cinderella."
After reading The Times' article regarding Tommy Lee Waldrip and the hideous crime he committed against the young Dawsonville man, Keith Evans, 23 years ago, I am still in disbelief of our so-called "justice" system.
Another budget year and another disappointment for our library system and its patrons. Our county officials' spending on website redesign and an energy study, with unused results, instead of providing funding needed to take county agencies off of furlough toes the line of malfeasance, a word I learned from a children's picture book that I read at my library ("Olivia and the Fairy Princesses" by Ian Falconer).
Monthly Friday night music will end July 25 as Cornelia closes its summer concert series.