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Tim Omarzu

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When the May 20 primary election comes, Dade County, Ga., voters likely will weigh in on whether restaurants should be allowed to sell beer and wine.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Eyebrows are being raised over an indoor basketball gym being built in a Cleveland neighborhood that helped launch the city's historic preservation movement.

Lottery players are lining up to lay down some serious scratch in Georgia and Tennessee, which recently joined a number of states offering instant tickets that cost more than $25 apiece.

The third time was the charm for Republican Steve Tarvin who on Tuesday night won a runoff election for the Georgia House District 2 seat, getting 1,925 votes to Neal Florence's 1,648, according to unofficial results.

Steve Tarvin won a run-off election Tuesday night to fill the Georgia House District 2 seat, getting 1,925 votes to Neal Florence's 1,648, according to unofficial results

Arthur Wyckoff III has sworn off alcohol — in his gasoline.

Downtown Ringgold, Ga., will get a pedestrian bridge near the historic train depot after the City Council voted unanimously to spend $266,110 on the long-planned project.

They're calling it political suicide.

"I'm sorry ... I'm just kidding."

Hutcheson Medical Center officials on Wednesday blasted Erlanger Health System for what they called increasing the North Georgia hospital's debt, stealing patients and failing to invest in the community hospital.

Dade County Schools will have to find a new superintendent by May 1, because current Superintendent Shawn Tobin has announced he will retire.

Dade County Schools will have to find a new superintendent by May 1, because current Superintendent Shawn Tobin has announced he will retire by then.

A court date has been set for the former Southern Adventist University student whose alleged threats to use firearms and explosives at the small, private school in Collegedale caused a two-hour campus lockdown Thursday.

Some have dubbed 2014 as the year of marijuana legalization.

Two men died Friday afternoon on North Lee Highway in Bradley County, Tenn., after their Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a tree, ejecting them.

Rick Griggs did some serious praying Thursday afternoon.

The squeaky wheel got the appointment in Catoosa County, Ga.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Steve Tarvin wanted to make it clear Tuesday night that he didn't have anything to do with a letter that took aim at one of his political opponents.

Cameras on Lookout Mountain soon will record the license plate of every vehicle that ventures into the well-off residential enclave.

Ringgold, Ga., may get a pedestrian bridge over the busiest street in its historic downtown after all.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Aaron Dean Lawson was a clever killer with a great defense attorney, prosecutors say.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The fate of Aaron Dean Lawson is in a jury's hands now, after closing arguments were made late this afternoon over whether he should be charged with murder for the April 20, 2011, shooting deaths of his daughter's grandparents, Charles "Eddie" and Deborah Phillips.

Chris Young fired a new gun for the first time this week, one that could pass for a weapon made 500 years ago.

Cole Montalvo walked out of court Monday morning with most of his legal problems behind him.

F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives.

The three city of Fort Oglethorpe employees who left on March 22 in what's been described as a "coup" got their jobs back Monday night — thanks to a new City Council that met for the first time.

Three of four criminal charges were dropped this morning against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student Cole Montalvo, who was wrestled to the ground by campus police and security officers on Nov. 13 after Montalvo crossed a “free speech” perimeter to question street preacher Angela Cummings.

Lookout Mountain's only physician practice will stay put -- in a brand-new office that should open this summer.

TRENTON, Ga. — Move over, "Duck Dynasty."

Call it the factory that got away.

Walker County, Ga., officials today announced they completed a land purchase to create a 463-acre industrial park site -- inspired partly by Chattanooga's success in luring a Volkswagen automobile manufacturing plant to the Enterprise South Industrial Plant.

It’s being called the “cheesepocalpyse,” “cheeseaggedon,” and “cheesenado” — a reported Velveeta shortage weeks before the Super Bowl that threatens to leave football fans holding bare tortilla chips bereft of queso dip.

If the cold weather kept anyone away from the polls in Tuesday's special election to fill the Georgia House District 2 seat, never fear — they'll get another chance.

A runoff election will be held on Feb. 4 to fill the Georgia House District 2 seat since none of the three Republican candidates captured the 50 percent plus one vote required to win.

Chickamauga Battlefield, the nation's oldest and largest Civil War battlefield, gets about 1 million visitors a year.

Fort Oglethorpe officials announced this afternoon that the city will get $3 million from the federal government to improve the appearance of LaFayette Road between the Chickamauga Battlefield and Battlefield Parkway.

• Christopher Coty Tatum: Tatum, 28, died Aug. 25 at SkyRidge Medical Center, where he was taken for treatment after a shooting, while Gaberila Wendy Gasparian, 33, was treated for her gunshot wound at Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga.

Car thieves with a taste for Chevrolet Camaros stole six vehicles from a dealership in Kimball, Tenn., over the New Year's holiday.

When the labor and the delivery unit closed at noon Tuesday at Hutcheson Medical Center, most of its employees left, too.

LAFAYETTE, Ga. — A North Georgia factory that's already working around the clock to make car and golf cart parts is expanding.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Hutcheson Medical Center has another year to repay $6 million it borrowed from Walker and Catoosa counties. And the financially troubled Fort Oglethorpe hospital has another $1 million line of credit backed by Walker County, if it needs it.

LAFAYETTE, Ga. — A North Georgia factory that's already working around the clock to make car and golf cart parts is expanding.

The sign on U.S. Highway 27 reads "Rock Springs."

All the rain that fell this year might make you think Chattanooga was morphing into Seattle.

Chattooga County, Ga., today will celebrate its septaquintaquinquecentennial — which is the 10-syllable, proper way to say the county's 175th birthday.

A new CNN poll has found that two-thirds of Americans believe the 113th Congress is the worst ever, and 73 percent of respondents say it has been a “do-nothing” body.

Fort Oglethorpe's city government will greet the New Year without some of the baggage from 2013 — a contentious year at City Hall.

Bradley County Commissioner Charlotte Peak-Jones made an open government group's "naughty list" just four days before Christmas.

Cutbacks loom at Hutcheson Medical Center.

When vandals left graffiti and broken windows late Thursday night at a Salvation Army Thrift Store in Dalton, Ga., Art Fultz's first thought was it might have been inspired by a national boycott that views the Christian charity as anti-gay.

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