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A Georgia legal services organization that helps low-income residents in Northwest Georgia has won a major recognition from the American Bar Association.

People who need help with their utilities, have questions about after-school programs or are seeking information from a wide variety of service providers have found the United Way of Greater Chattanooga's 211 number to be a helpful resource.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Ronald Brown doesn't just visit Don Carter State Park — he frequents it.

  • July 25th, 2014  |
  • By The Gainesville Times

The City of Chattanooga is mailing out speeding tickets by the thousands. It's been four months since the city installed cameras around town. It's a move that sparked a lot of debate among local drivers.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Two hours after the Georgia Department of Labor's jobs expo began Wednesday, Bill Bexley felt it was a success.

The carrot part of the city's violence reduction initiative appears to be working.

The head of Hamilton County Schools and the county's Juvenile Court judge are putting their heads together over how to stop years of finger-pointing and miscommunication and fix problems with how truant students are handled.

Using the words “disgraceful” and “atrocious” to describe long delays in the TennCare application process, three legal advocacy groups say they hope a federal class-action lawsuit filed against the state agency will put more pressure on state officials to overhaul the system.

NASHVILLE — State elections officials are urging people to vote early in the Aug. 7 election, saying the lengthy ballot will generate long lines on Election Day.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library expects to roll out new self-checkout stations in mid-August that will reduce wait times for its patrons.

NASHVILLE — A conservative group that led the move to reject former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Penny White in 1996 says it is backing current Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade in the Aug. 7 election.

A Chattanooga man connected to a woman facing federal child pornography charges could face charges of his own, pending the results of a federal investigation and a decision from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The Hamilton County district attorney will have to decide whether a recent absentee ballot flap in the Hamilton County Commission District 6 race was a misguided attempt at being helpful by a campaign volunteer or an intentional effort to manipulate election results.

When is a "mandatory minimum" sentence not mandatory?

After Hamilton County Schools officials celebrated what they felt was a win for the system and City Council members had patted themselves on the backs for settling the liquor taxes lawsuit, one county commissioner tried to bring the $11.7 million agreement to a halt.

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