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A meeting of the Homer City Council set for May 12 was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. The council had planned to discuss water and garbage rates, in addition to mayor and council compensat…

WINDER - Owen Terrell Hill, 86, Winder, formerly of Toccoa, pa…

WINDER - Joyce Y. Wall, 88, Winder, died Monday, May 18, 2020.

WINDER - Houston Crowe, 92, Winder, gained his wings Monday, M…

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The Jackson County Parks and Recreation girls’ 8-year-old girls all-star basketball team finished as runners-up in the March 6-7 state tournament in Habersham County. The team defeated Villa R…

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Staff members began excitedly telling the man in the wheelchair that his family members were coming around the corner. The thin man with the red T-shirt held both hands in the air, waving them, and smiling big as the car passed by with those inside waving back at him and shouting hello to him.

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. It’s a time when teachers are usually recognized with a special breakfast or treat at school. That won’t be the case this year as teachers walked out of…

Angie Gary
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I showed up for the meeting with my hair in a tight bun on the top of my head. It might have been a few days since I had washed my hair. I didn’t have on any makeup and I had on a T-shirt with…

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Dear Editor: “I ain’t lettin’ Government tell me what to do!” Someone posted on Facebook that he wasn’t going to abide by any government coronavirus regulations recommending social distancing …

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If you are anything like me, you have enjoyed getting out side over the past few weeks, getting into the garden and playing in the yard; however, that fun can quickly disappear when you or you…

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A flurry of recent press coverage has created a surge of interest in the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. The coverage is not traced to any recent event. The insect was found last Septemb…

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A Banks County High School student had a special graduation ceremony for one on Monday morning as school leaders gave him his diploma and wished him well as he takes the next step forward in life.

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Jaemor Farms recently made a donation to Banks County Schools for Teacher Appreciation Week. A representative of Jaemor is shown with Mike Boyle, Banks County Middle School principal.

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Members of the Banks County High School senior baseball team are shown. The senior spring sports teams are being featured on the Banks County Schools Facebook page. Coaches are speaking on the…

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We all have big dreams of what we want to do for the Lord. We may envision ourselves in a pulpit singing or preaching to the multitudes. Our heart’s desire could be to spread the gospel on the foreign mission fields. While these are wonderful visions of our life’s work, it’s so important for…

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Kindness comes in all sorts of ways. From the biggest gesture to the smallest, I’m convinced kindness will change the life of the one who gives and the one who receives.

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Growing up, my neighbors were my best friends. Glenda, who lived next door, was one of the first kids I met. It couldn’t have been more than a hundred steps from one house to the other and we …

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I looked into this sweet young ladies eyes as she stood with her soon to be husband on their wedding day. It wasn’t what they had planned, but they moved forward with their special day with le…