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The new year is upon us and so is the 2022 legislative session which began Monday, January 10. We returned to Capitol Hill, marking the second year of the current term. Given the upcoming election cycle, with the primary elections taking place in May, we expect a quick but productive 40 legi…

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The Banks County Chamber CVB Member of the Month is Upstate Curb, Inc. Pictured from left to right are: Carol Ayers, Tal Martin and Lynn Martin; owners of Upstate Curb Inc., Tim Banks and Wes …

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Leila Bailey is the Athlete of the Week. “Leila is a straight A student, team player and always goes above and beyond,” stated cheerleading coaches Abby Ramsey and Noel Ventrice.

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Banks County High School baseball will begin its season on February 10 and is expected to have another dominating season in Region 8AA. The team finished last season with a 20-11 record and wa…

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Don’t judge a book by its cover. That old saying came racing into my mind as I heard a lot of news about someone, I thought I knew very well when I was much younger.

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Dear Editor: I spent this January 6 glued to the radio listening to the ugly accounts of eye-witnesses and hearing recordings of those disgraceful efforts to kill our democracy. I know all wil…

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We scrambled in and out of traffic on the busy intersection grabbing items from the road. I quickly grabbed a notebook with “Blessed” written across the front. Out of the corner of my eye, I s…

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It has been years since I cried thousands of tears, but I did it again just last week. A family that has been near and dear to us for at least 15 years lost one of their own to cancer. Their h…

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If your New Year’s resolution includes eating healthier, UGA Extension has great online resources to support you. Specifically, UGA Extension has developed an online nutrition course. The ten interactive classes empower you to make healthier food choices and show you how small changes can he…

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Shown at the Community Brotherhood breakfast are: (L-R) Tim Harper, Perry McDonald, who sang a hymn to the group, Chris Heath, speaker and associate pastor at Gillsville Baptist Church, and Da…

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There are a few items that stand out to me when I think of Christmas. I remember the Sears and Roebuck catalog that landed in our mailbox in late fall. I’d flip page by page, circling all of t…