North Georgia

Tuesday’s runoff elections generated high turnout in Dade County, Ga., where voters settled Republican primary battles in five local races. In the runoff race for the GOP slot for sheriff in November, Ray Cross defeated incumbent Patrick Cannon. Cross defeated Cannon with 55.7 percent of the final vote, according to election figures

Trion, Ga., police officer Mark Schrader soundly defeated incumbent Chattooga County Sheriff John Everett in Tuesday’s runoff election.

The hometown advantage may have helped John Deffenbaugh edge out Alan Painter in the Republican runoff for the Georgia House of Representatives District 1 seat.

The grandmother of an 18-year-old teen who is suspected of drowning while trying to save a friend wants more answers on how her grandson died.

In 1990, when Larry Black was a lieutenant with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office, he ordered a deputy to shoot a knife-wielding suspect in the leg.

TRENTON, Ga. -- You could almost hear a collective sigh of relief Tuesday morning at a ribbon cutting for the remodeled Dade County Public Library.

ROSSVILLE -- An unpopular Rossville fee will disappear and property taxes will increase to make up for the difference, under a 3-2 vote by City Council on Monday night.

Candidates for the highly contested sheriff's seat in Catoosa County, Ga., debated their differing views on how to protect the community and prevent crime at Monday night's debate.

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Longtime drug enforcer and former Fort Oglethorpe Police Chief Larry Black won the most votes in the Catoosa County sheriff's race.

Voters across Northwest Georgia weighed in Tuesday in their state's primary election, with Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin apparently winning a tight race against challenger Doug Woodruff and incumbent state Rep. Jay Neal defeating businessman Steve Tarvin in the new House District 2.

Northwest Georgia voters sent a clear message Tuesday that they were against a 1 percent sales tax increase that would have funded billions of dollars of transportation projects.

Dade County voters picked Ray Cross over incumbent Patrick Cannon for the GOP slot in the sheriff's race by a margin of less than 0.5 percent.

Bebe Heiskell made history as Walker County's first female sole commissioner. And for a while Tuesday night, it looked like she might be the last.

Whitfield County voters narrowly approved an education special purpose local option sales tax Tuesday. The 1 cent sales tax is projected to generate about $105 million over the next five years.

Many of the heated North Georgia races for sheriff, district attorney, clerk of court and state Legislature could be decided today in the primary on the predominantly GOP ballot.

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