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The Baldwin City Council, at the September 13 monthly meeting, unanimously approved the 2021 Millage Rate at the rollback rate of 1.608 mills for Banks County residents – down from 1.675 mills - inside the city and 6.793 mills for Habersham County residents – down from 7.504 mills.

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The Homer Town Council is considering getting into the waste water treatment business although they declined an offer to buy a sewer system that is already in place in the city.  

COMER - Joan Marie Mosley, went home to be with Jesus on Frida…

GRIFFIN - Jean P. Copeland, 88, Griffin, passed away peacefull…

JEFFERSON - Richard Lee Danzey, 87, Jefferson, passed away on …

BRASELTON - Gloria Ann Hayes, 90, Braselton, passed away Satur…

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Buck Ledford has been named the Athlete of the Week. Coach Steinacher states, "Buck is a terrific runner but an even better teammate and leader. After his race has finished, he can be found along the course cheering and routing on the rest of his team. Buck does not stop routing and encourag…

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Dear Editor, We recently acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the deadly attacks by terrorists on 9/11. Almost 3,000 brave and innocent Americans were killed. As of September 14, 2021, almost 664,000 Americans have been killed by COVID. That means that less than 1/2 of one percent represents…

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Mom and I sat in the Tanger Outlet Center parking lot on a recent Saturday eating a lobster roll. We went over to Banks Crossing because I read that a food truck offering lobster rolls would b…

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First, he called me Mae; then he called me Gram. Today, he calls me Gram-Gram with such light-heartedness and Grammmmmyyyy when he wants to scold me for playing jokes on him. From the moment I…

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When Cade Thompson was in sixth grade he went to a TobyMac concert. Saturday night, the 19-year-old opened for Tobymac at a concert in Hiawassee, Ga. It was a full-circle moment for the teenag…

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Gracie Harkins was honored before the game on Friday night. The school raised funds during the evening for the Hydrocephalus Research Foundation.

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I have received several calls in the past couple weeks about an invasive spider called the Joro, and many folks are saying there are a lot more than last year. I have heard the same from other…

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The temperatures are (finally) cooling off, and I’ve got a hankering to head up to the mountains and visit one of Georgia’s many gorgeous apple orchards. Apples are high in fiber and contain i…

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Maysville Elementary School students Cheyenne Irvin, Daisee Ledford and Melody Fincannon practice self control by playing board games. Maysville students have been learning about this character trait during the month in SOAR.

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The Grove gathered to pray for the new school before classes began at local schools. Those who participated prayed for all of the area students, teachers, coaches and administrators.