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Griffin Stephens receives a big hug after winning the Class AA individual cross country title Saturday, Nov. 2, in Carrollton. Stephens completed the course in 16:44.15, edging out Bleckley Co…

COMER - Max Aaron Hand, Comer, passed away Sunday, November 10…

WINDER - Leslie Lyn Ballou, 63, Winder, passed away on Saturda…

HOSCHTON - Larie Robertson, 78, Hoschton, entered into rest Sa…

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The Prissy and Andy Armstrong Trust has recently made a substantial contribution to the Georgia Police K9 Foundation for several K9s, including one in Banks County, to be protected with Armore…

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A Commerce home was heavily damaged in a fire on Oct. 24. The Banks County and Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute fire departments were called to a 199 Trout Lane, Commerce, residence on a r…

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(AUTHOR'S NOTE: The following is the first of a three-part series having to do with a western swing to hunt deer, duck and pheasant; and to fly fish for brown and rainbow trout.)

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Terry Kay, the venerated and highly regarded author, was a sports reporter and columnist before he segued to a more literary lifestyle. He experienced the strict fundamentals of journalism whi…

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The social butterflies were the first place winners in the Banks County government employee costume contest. Shown are: (L-R) Dottie Morris, Vicki Dalton and Judge Helen Hewell.

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Banks County Middle School will host its annual Veterans Day Program on Monday, Nov. 11. A barbeque lunch will be served to veterans and their families beginning at 11:45 a.m. The Veterans Day…

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J.B. Benson, Becky Edington and Holly Springs United Methodist Church made a recent donation to Maysville Elementary School.

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The Banks County Board of Education recognized the following Banks County Middle School students on Oct. 21 placing second overall in the Junior Environmental Natural Resources CDE for FFA: (L…

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God has big plans for each of us. We are all unique just like the snowflakes that fall from the sky. Still how much of our lives do we spend wishing we were someone else? At times we wish we could sing like this person, draw like that person, or cook like our next door neighbor. My prayer is…

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Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Just take a moment and let it sink into your mind. I hope those words help each of us to appreciate every day.