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Gillsville Baptist Church held its annual Drive-Thru Bethlehem Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. where members of the church depicted "the real meaning of Christmas."

COMMERCE - George Nale Sr., 90, Commerce, passed away December…

DANIELSVILLE - Rosa Nell Roland, 78, Danielsville, passed away…

ATHENS - Jo-An Black, Athens, went home to be with our Lord on…

COMER - Ruth Mines Cannon, 83, Comer, passed away on December …

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NEW YORK — The National Football Foundation had its beginnings three-quarters of a century in the past when a football coach, a sportswriter and a five-star general, founded the organization w…

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Banks County Fire & EMS officials have received word from the recent ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC) survey that, as of March 1, 2020, the protection class rating for Banks County will be a 03/3x. This rating is dropping from a 5/9 to the 03/3x which means a huge savings in in…

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A fire destroyed a business in Alto on Sunday, Dec. 8. Fire units from Banks County Fire/EMS, Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Department and mutual aid from Baldwin and Habersham fir…

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On December 6, units from Banks County Fire/EMS responded to 1530 Highway 164, Commerce, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, they found a single-family residence well involved with fir…

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Dr. Meadows and his wife, Kathryn, along with Meadows Surgical Arts staff, hosted first responders from Banks County Sheriff’s Office, Banks County Fire and EMS and Commerce Police Department …

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A school teacher can never be rich except from fulfillment of helping a kid find his or her way. Few educators vacation on the Riviera, at Pebble Beach, Costa Del Sol or Bora Bora. For most of them, a corner room at a modest hotel at Destin or Hilton Head will do. Financial reward is not cen…

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I drove to Athens to check out a sale that I go to every year. I thought I might find a few stocking stuffers for the family. I have been to this sale several years and I always find something.

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Here, Lily Seiple, 10, and Jase Seiple 5, from Jefferson, are shown with members of Hickory Flat United Methodist Church in the live nativity set up during the annual Christmas in the Park event in Lula on Dec. 7.

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This float, by the Lula Worship Center, is one that took part in the annual Christmas parade in the City of Lula, on Dec. 7. Santa also arrived at the end of the parade and was available in th…

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This float by the City of Lula featured several of the Peanuts Gang. This was one of several floats entered in the City of Lula Christmas parade held on Dec. 7

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Springfield Baptist Church members are shown getting prepared for the annual Christmas in the Park event in Lula on Dec. 7. Several churches, businesses, and other groups passed out free goodi…

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Brooklynn Towe, 7, Alto, talked with Santa during the annual Alto Tree Lighting event held Dec. 5. Also shown is Mrs. Claus, Karen Roy, Alto Police Department GCIC employee.

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Marleigh Dale (center) was the winner of the spelling bee at Banks County Elementary School. Madison Adams (left) was the runner-up. They are shown with principal Nancy Bentley.

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Banks County High School Interact Club officers are: (L-R) J.J. Daniel, public relations; Danae Brock, vice president; Martin Suggs, president; Troy Loggins, vice president; and Bryan Patterso…

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Ashlyn Payne recently traveled to Hart County to compete in the Employment Skills career development event. This competition requires students to choose an agriculture career that interests th…

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Banks Drama recently held a Talent Show: Banks Got Talent! The students are working on their first musical, "Godspell," to be performed later on in the school year.

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What an amazing opportunity! John the Baptist was called to be the forerunner for Jesus Christ. Back in those days, it was not unusual for kings to have forerunners. They made sure the roads were passable; they let the people know a king was coming, and advised people to get ready for the king!

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Richie Brown is the new pastor at Bethany Christian Church. He is shown with is wife, Lisa. The church is located at 312 Historic Homer Highway, Homer. Church services are held at 11 a.m. on Sundays.