Authorities searching for home invasion suspects in North Hall
Suspects in a North Hall home invasion crashed their car and later stole a boat off of a dock while being pursued by officers, police said. Gainesville Police officers responded to a home invasion call “with shots fired” Monday, Aug. 10, near the Spring Valley apartments off of Thompson Bridge Road.
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Candidates forum set for Tuesday in Nicholson
U.S. Senate, House candidates to appear at event
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Several candidates for U.S. Senate and House races will appear in a forum Tuesday sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots of Jackson County.

The event is set for 7 p.m. at the Nicholson Community Center on Lakeview Drive off Ga. 441 between Commerce and Athens.

Four candidates seeking the 9th District U.S. House seat will take part: Paul Broun, Roger Fitzpatrick, Bernie Fontaine and Mike Scupin. They are opposing current U.S. Rep. Doug Collins in the May 24 Republican primary.

Senate candidates Mary Kay Bacallao and Derrick Grayson also plan to take part. They are running against incumbent Sen. Johnny Isakson.

Both Collins and Isakson had prior commitments.

The forum will include statements from each candidate and questions from each other and audience members.

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