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Mills clinches re-election with 76 percent of vote

Veteran state House Rep. James Mills won a ninth term Tuesday by a landslide 76 percent of the vote.

November 08, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Election 2008


Deal easily defeats Democratic challenger Scott

U.S Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, easily turned back a Democratic challenger in Tuesday's election.

November 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Election 2008


Hopefuls seek out votes for the last time

FLOWERY BRANCH - There is no proof that it really does any good, but local candidates or their surrogates waved and held signs in hopes of swaying last-minute voters Monday.

November 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Election 2008


Hall elections officials are making preparations for today's vote

Despite the last-minute preparations taking place before Election Day, the atmosphere at the Hall County elections office on Monday was quiet and relaxed.

November 07, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Election 2008


Kids’ vote has Obama as winner

If kids vote like their parents, then Barack Obama is likely to take the White House in January.

November 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Election 2008


Election news around Northeast Georgia

Alcohol restricted on Election Day

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Election 2008


Traffic patrols will be heavy around polls

A busy day at the polls could mean voters will need to be patient behind the wheel as well as in line at the precincts.

November 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Election 2008


Two polls give McCain, Chambliss tight leads in state

Two new polls in Georgia show the presidential and senatorial races both close going into Election Day.

The Insider Advantage polling group of Atlanta shows Republican John McCain with a 1 percentage point lead over Democrat Barack Obama, 48 percent to 47 percent. Libertarian Bob Barr is polling at 2 percent, with 2 percent undecided.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Election 2008


Pastors advocate prayerful voting

Bow your head well before touching the screen on Tuesday.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Election 2008


Still haven’t made up your mind about the election?

As the last weekend before Election Day winds down, candidates in races across the country are gearing up for a last push to the polls.

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Election 2008


Ballot questions for Nov. 4

Ballot questions

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Election 2008


GOP convention diary: Committed delegates free to cast for McCain

Joshua Turner, the chairman of the White County Republican Party, is a John McCain delegate to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Election 2008


Voters turned off by negative campaign ads

Two days. Two days and it will all be over.

November 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Election 2008


A vote for history?

No matter how the votes fall at the polls Tuesday, this year's election will prove a first in the history of the United States.

November 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Election 2008


Jackson ballot asks for vote on exemption

During this election, Jackson County officials are asking voters to consider giving a property tax break to those individuals who are at least 65 years old.

November 06, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Election 2008


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