Harold Pritchett, 77, of the Red Hill Community, passed away F…

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The Banks County High School Leopards' first game of the season resulted in a loss of 52-53, but not without a comeback effort led by Bradley Lewis, Clay Gosnell, Pierce Martin and Dakota Orr.

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Banks County High School basketball cheerleaders are: (first row) Kadence Crider, Hailey Scriba and Katelyn Suggs; (second row) Kailey McCall, Isabelle Sharpe, Abbey Bonds and Cheyenne Oliver;…

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The 2020-2021 wrestling season for Banks County High School has begun and Coach Kasey Hanley has several key returners, including Evan Clark, Kellon Walley (state finalists), Josh Stapleton an…

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The Banks County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO in connection with burglaries that occurred on Jan. 19, 2020. The above notice was posted on social media, along with this statement: "Our investigators have been hard at work on this case from January. After extreme diligence and dedicatio…

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If you are a Banks County resident and need assistance installing or checking smoke alarms, call 706-677-1812 and Banks County Fire & EMS can install free smoke alarms or check the batteri…

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To obtain a burn permit, call 1-877-652-2876 or online at www.gatrees.org. Once you have received your permit number, call the non-emergency dispatch number at 706-677-1234 to inform them of y…

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I work at Foothills Education Charter High School a few nights a week. I recently called the mother of a student to tell her that we had selected her son to give the welcome and introduction a…

Angie Gary
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It's been a year like we have never experienced before. A time of wearing masks in public, working from home, attending zoom meetings and worrying about whether we are going to get sick or not…

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I have received several calls as well as witnessed quite a bit of pruning of various trees over the past couple of weeks. We are still a little early to be heavily pruning fruit or ornamental …

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Baylee Turpin is shown displaying her fire skills with the baton at the half-time show Friday night at Leopard Stadium. See more photos from Friday night's football game on pages 10A, 11A and 12A.

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The Northeast Georgia Health System's "On Your Own" golf tournament, which took place throughout the month of October, raised more than $306,000 for the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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Sandy Broyles, RN with Piedmont Healthcare, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Banks County Rotary Club. She shared suggestions for habits for good health and strategies for dise…

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Banks County Elementary School third graders named Students of the Month are: (front row) Ethan Baker, Waylon Crawford and Aiden Loudermilk; and (back row) Luke Poole, Amber Gilreath, Annie Mu…

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Banks County Elementary School fourth grade Students of the Month are: (front row) Kinsley Crunkleton, Addison Heaps, Edier Alejo-Maravilla and Trevan Gragg; and (back row) Damien McDonald, Ni…

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Every year, I always thank the Lord for the big things He has done for me. First of all is my salvation, then my family, my friends, and my ministry. I also thank Him for the opportunity to pray, worship, and praise which opens up a line of communication with the Father, and that turns my da…

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It’s so important to keep the Word of God as our road map for everyday life. There are so many self-help books, television shows to give advice, and other people who want to let us know their …

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My friend and I started casually keeping a list of the wide range of events that have happened in 2020. Some of the items on the list include the pandemic, of course, and the hurricane that ca…