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The Banks County Board of Commissioners rolled back the millage rate to 8.419 when it met on Aug. 4. That is a decrease over the 8.533 rate for the past year.

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners approved requests at its Aug. 11 meeting for an event space business, deer processing facility and poultry farm.

COMMERCE - Ira Everest Worley, 76, Commerce, died Tuesday, Aug…

Billy Gathright, 74, departed his earthly life Friday, August …

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After a long anticipated wait for school to resume, the Lady Leopard softball team finally began their season this week. With a rain cancellation forcing Monday’s game (Aug. 10) to be cancelled, Coach Cronic and 2020 seniors, Madison Cronic and Katie Gooch, had some time to reflect on the up…

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Ready to get into the woods for some hunting? Squirrel hunting season provides the first opportunity of the year, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources D…

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A woman, in her 60s, was injured in this one-vehicle wreck on Highway 164 at Wilson Bridge Road in Commerce. Banks County Fire/EMS was called to the wreck on Aug. 3. The driver reportedly left the roadway and struck a tree before overturning. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and was ext…

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A Homer home was destroyed in a fire on Monday, Aug. 10. The residents were at home but no one was injured. The Homer Fire Department, Banks County Fire/EMS and Lee Arrendale Correctional Inst…

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Regis Philbin, who died last week at the age 88, was remembered Friday on the morning show that he started in 1983 and retired from in 2011.

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My mother and I are once again on the road stopping at farm markets, both large and small to purchase local produce, as well as jams and jellies and honey, and get a stamp in our passport from…

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Commander Joe Ruttar of the American Legion Post 56 in Jefferson, last week, presented a $1,000 donation check, on behalf of the Post, to the Fisher House at Fort a Gordon, Augusta. Fisher House is a place where family members of military men and women receiving treatment at base hospitals, …

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Chuck Toney, executive director of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, (center) was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Banks County Rotary Club. He shared that there has been a 40 pe…

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Zeek Brown, Cameron Scarlett Barnett and Vada Bowden are pictured with David Cassiano, their tacher from fourth grade, his last class to graduate the year he retired.

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Danielle Stephens gave the salutatorian address at the Banks County High School commencement ceremony on Saturday, July 18.

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I played softball for many years, and I loved every minute of it. As I grew up I’d find myself in the stands rather than on the field. While sitting in the stands, oh how I wanted to be a part…

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Teamwork is so important in life. It’s important at home, in the workplace, and in God’s Kingdom. It’s working together, effectively and efficiently, to achieve a goal. I always try to instill…

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What do you want to be when you grow up? That was one question people used to ask me again and again. At that point in my life I would always think about my career. I wanted to live in the cit…