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The Gillsville City Council, on Oct. 1, approved moving forward with the annexation of six parcels, one located in Hall County and the other five in Banks County.

GILLSVILLE - Jerry Hal Hawkins, 83, Gillsville, passed away Tu…

Monteen "Ma" Akins, Jackson County, passed away peacefully at …

JEFFERSON - Lonnie Ray Reed, 62, Jefferson, passed away Sunday…

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Champ Bailey played 15 years in the National Football League, earning respect from all peers and seasoned observers, regarding his cornerback play which was so proficient that he was elected t…

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Jackson EMC made a contribution to the Banks County Sheriff's Office Training Center that will provide a 60' tower and a 14' elevated shooting platform for the 300 meter rifle range. The main …

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Rep. Chris Erwin (right) stopped by the Banks County Sheriff's Office for a tour of the jail and a demonstration of the office drone. Sheriff Carlton Speed is also shown (left).

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Fall is the perfect time to visit the Smoky Mountains and there is no place more beautiful to visit than Sevierville, Tenn., the hometown of Dolly Parton. A statue of the iconic country music star in downtown Sevierville is Dolly’s favorite tribute. It is also the first stop of many visitors…

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Agnew Peacock was a rock of a man in his days of yore. The passing years, however, brought about a decline with his health that made him compatible with the notion that sometimes it is better …

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Losing a best friend is like losing a family member. Death is so abrupt and leaves one with such emptiness. You reflect on the happy times you remember when there was never any resignation tha…

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Congratulations to Donnie and Calli Shirley on the birth of their daughter Paisley Ann Shirley. She was born on Oct. 1 at 8:08 a.m. She weighed six pounds five ounces and was 20 and a half inches long. Paisley joins a very proud big sister, Aubree, 8. She is the granddaughter of Mark and Kim…

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Brenda Dalin, program director, Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. announces home heating help for the elderly and medically homebound for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Frankli…

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Banks County Elementary School principal Nancy Bentley is shown with Ayden Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Charli Grace Crabbe, Hayden Grier and Hunter Jordan. Students helped deliver sugar scrubs…

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Banks County Rotary Club members Becky Carlan and Alicia Andrews are shown collecting peanut butter last week at Banks Crossing. The Banks County Rotary Club is accepting donations of peanut b…

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If you could sit down face to face with Jesus, what would the conversation be like? I’m sure we would express our gratitude for his sacrifice on the cross. I am sure most of us would tell him we want to please him, but before our conversation ends, we would ask him to clarify his will for ou…

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The monthly brotherhood breakfast and fellowship meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

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The 5th Annual Night of Awareness, “Shining Light into the Darkness” to combat human trafficking and child domestic violence, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Assembly of…