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The Note: Dems bruised by big-money Georgia loss

WHAT TO KNOW TODAY Democrats get a run (but nothing more) for their money: Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia special election, earning her a coveted House seat and earning Democrats bitter disappointment. Republican Ralph Norman also defended a GOP district in the less competitive South…

Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark speaks at a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wednesday morning. Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s president told a Gainesville audience Wednesday morning….

On a Georgia Island, a Lot of Good Food and Plenty of Nothing

This week’s U.S. Islands special package celebrates the charming, often dreamy life to be found off American coasts and within its lakes. Below, Kim Severson writes about Cumberland Island, Ga., full of charm but not easy to get to. Padre Island, in Texas, offers soft sand and seclusion. The islands…

Georgia man dies in fall at national preserve

The Rome man fell about 50 feet at Little River Canyon in northeast Alabama. For the second time in recent days, a Georgia resident has died after a fall at a national or state park. William Greg McCary, 57, of Rome, died Tuesday morning after he fell about 50 feet…

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Georgia Lumber Execs Cheer Trump Tariff Stand

Lost in a frenzy of political news, a presidential feud with Canada might be easily overlooked. But it’s no small deal for Hal Storey in Floyd County – or for Georgia’s other lumber companies. Storey is vice president of S.I. Storey Lumber Company in Armuchee. The 97-year-old, family-owned business, whose…

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Housing Surge to Send Atlanta Property Tax Collections up 1.5 Percent

Atlanta expects to see a 1.5 percent boost in revenue from property taxes in fiscal 2018, thanks to a surge in new housing and commercial developments. The city is proposing a $637 million budget in the new fiscal year — which starts July 1 — that will see an increase…

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Uga Recruiting: Lot of True Contenders Among Marquez Ezzard’s Top 8

Want a daily lap through Georgia football recruiting? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. We’ll cover the news and which way this 4-star like Marquez Ezzard might lean plus add some perspective to help fans figure out what it all means. _______________________________________________________ STOCKBRIDGE, Ga….

Miss Ingram and Mr. Burch to wed in July

Miss Ingram and Mr. Burch to wed in July Jas and Cathy Ingram of Stockbridge, Georgia, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Allie Ingram, of Athens, Georgia, to John Burch, son of Greg and Pam Burch of Bainbridge. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ron and Lois Bartlett of…

SPRING PRACTICE: Stockbridge looking to reload after several key departures

STOCKBRIDGE — After reaching the Class AAAAA Final Four last season, the Stockbridge Tigers will have to reload on offense and defense as several key contributors from last year’s squad have departed. Stockbridge finished first in Region 4-AAAAA last season but will be tasked with replacing several All-County selections, like…

Students best Henry County officers in Stockbridge exhibition basketball game

Henry County public safety officers watch from the sidelines as Henry senior basketball players put up a shot during the Stockbridge Unity in the Community exhibition basketball game Friday. (Staff Photo: Chelsea Prince) STOCKBRIDGE — Try as they might, Henry County public safety officers just couldn’t match the speed, agility…