ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has named J. Randall Frost, a Gainesville attorney, to the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority<br />
Frost is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is the managing partner of Stewart, Melvin & Frost. He serves on the board of directors of the Gainesville Arts Council and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. <br />
Frost is a former member and past-chairman of the Gainesville Board of Education and a past-president of Gainesville Kiwanis Club.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
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