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The Banks County Democratic Committee had a visit from Dee Daley, Georgia State Senate candidate, at a recent meeting. They took advantage of the occasion and waved signs to people driving at …

COMMERCE - Margarette J. Smith, 81, Commerce, passed away on T…

Paul Terry Finch, 62, cherished father, grandfather and brothe…

COMMERCE - Carter Smisson, 89, Commerce, passed away peacefull…

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The Lady Leopards beat Pepperell at home Thursday, 7-2 and 11-1, to make it to the Elite 8. Members of the team are shown after winning the second game Thursday at home. The team plays Vidalia on Tuesday at Vidalia.

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Banks County Fire and EMS spent the weekend training with State Instructor Bryan Allen on vehicle victim extrication. Other departments who participated in this training included: Homer Fire Department, Maysville Rescue, Nicholson Fire and Rescue and Covington Fire and EMS. Mack & Bucks …

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Banks County Sheriff's Office Facilities and Project Manager, Deputy Dan McDuffie, and his inmate detail team recently completed a project to "renew and refresh" the Banks County Veteran’s Mem…

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I sat outside at a drive-in theater in East Tennessee Saturday night as the sun set and the temperature began to get cooler. I pulled out a blanket and settled into the outdoor chair I brought…

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Pack 106 Scouts participating in the lake shore clean up at Tugaloo State Park included: (back row, L-R) Joshuah Poppell, Dalton Tucker, Matthew Owens, Jackson Tucker, Wyatt Carroll and Waylen Carroll; and (front row, L-R) Chase Owens, Amalissa Owens and Garrett Tacto).

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I have received several calls in the past few weeks about a relatively newcomer to our area. The Joro spider is a large, brightly colored and easily noticeable spider. They are a part of a fam…

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As seasonal illnesses begin to increase, Banks County Primary Schools students are posing with masks on to strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask to keep themselves and others safe.

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Banks County students and staff supported their Leopards by participating in Homecoming spirit week October 5-9. On Thursday, Parker Grogan and Braiden Dunn, two first grade friends, celebrate…

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The Banks County High School 2020 homecoming court was crowned on a rainy Friday night at Leopard Stadium. Shown are: (L-R) Paycee Jackson, Miss Freshman; Nazli De La Garza, Miss Sophomore; Ge…

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Third grade Students of the Month at Banks County Elementary School are: (front row) Angela Tran, Haley Baker, Annabelle Wilbanks, Ally Moore and Paisley Elrod; and (back row) Caleb King, Kend…

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“Hey Grammy can you hold me?” Those were some of the most precious words I’ve heard in a while. Although that was just the beginning of my week with the grands. “Hey Grammy will you read to me?”

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Community Brotherhood will be held on Sunday, November 1, at 7:30 a.m. in the Don Stewart Hall at Homer United Methodist Church for a time of worship only. No breakfast will be served. Everyon…

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Everything was going according to plan at church on Sunday. We were about five minutes away from singing and praising the Lord. That’s when the back door popped open and in walked a family we …