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County industrial authority (IDA) members discussed in November that the Georgia Renewable Power Plant (GRP) was behind on its bills in the amount of $379,000, which included $206,500 in construction costs and another $173,000 in past due water bills (including $64,000 in past due fees).

Zach Mitcham
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There is no judgment from me when it comes to playing video games. We have our duties and responsibilities and then we want to escape mentally. For many, video games are the ticket into a diff…

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A school teacher can never be rich except from fulfillment of helping a kid find his or her way. Few educators vacation on the Riviera, at Pebble Beach, Costa Del Sol or Bora Bora. For most of…

Angie Gary
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I drove to Athens to check out a sale that I go to every year. I thought I might find a few stocking stuffers for the family. I have been to this sale several years and I always find something.

COMMERCE - George Nale Sr., 90, Commerce, passed away December…

DANIELSVILLE - Rosa Nell Roland, 78, Danielsville, passed away…

ATHENS - Jo-An Black, Athens, went home to be with our Lord on…

COMER - Ruth Mines Cannon, 83, Comer, passed away on December …

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The Jackson Electric Membership Corporation float is shown in the Jefferson Christmas parade on Saturday.

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I drove to Athens to check out a sale that I go to every year. I thought I might find a few stocking stuffers for the family. I have been to this sale several years and I always find something.

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Santa’s favorite elf, Kathryn, will be hosting the Holiday Cookie Decorating Program at the Harold S. Swindle Public Library from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The program includes a story o…

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Marleigh Dale (center) was the winner of the spelling bee at Banks County Elementary School. Madison Adams (left) was the runner-up. They are shown with principal Nancy Bentley.

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Banks County High School Interact Club officers are: (L-R) J.J. Daniel, public relations; Danae Brock, vice president; Martin Suggs, president; Troy Loggins, vice president; and Bryan Patterso…

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Ashlyn Payne recently traveled to Hart County to compete in the Employment Skills career development event. This competition requires students to choose an agriculture career that interests th…

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•The annual Christmas Singing Festival at the Gospel Tabernacle, Watson Mill Road, Carlton, will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. Several groups and other singers who have performed this y…

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What an amazing opportunity! John the Baptist was called to be the forerunner for Jesus Christ. Back in those days, it was not unusual for kings to have forerunners. They made sure the roads w…

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Richie Brown is the new pastor at Bethany Christian Church. He is shown with is wife, Lisa. The church is located at 312 Historic Homer Highway, Homer. Church services are held at 11 a.m. on Sundays.