STATHAM - Lenora Brown Mack, 94, Statham, passed away Thursday…

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A fire on Nov. 8 in Baldwin is believed to be suspicious in nature. Units from Banks County Fire/EMS and the Lee Arrendale Institute Fire Departments responded to 1471 Highway 198, Baldwin, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, they found a detached building 20 x 20, that had been used…

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Dear Editor, I'm glad I still receive the Banks County News here at my new home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Especially as I pulled it out of my apartment mailbox yesterday with the headline state ch…

Angie Gary
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On the first day of November, the month many people pause to give thanks for things big and small, I posted a photo on social media of mother and I in pilgrim costumes and my sister in a Nativ…

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(AUTHOR'S NOTE: The following is the first of a three-part series having to do with a western swing to hunt deer, duck and pheasant; and to fly fish for brown and rainbow trout.)

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Terry Kay, the venerated and highly regarded author, was a sports reporter and columnist before he segued to a more literary lifestyle. He experienced the strict fundamentals of journalism whi…

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Banks County Middle School Student of the Month is Maribeth Roberts. She was highly recommended by the teachers at the school. Maribeth chose her favorite teacher as the Teacher of the Month, Robin Watson. They are shown with Mark Valentine (left), Banks County Rotary Club president and Tres…

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A community Thanksgiving meal will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. It will be held at the Gillsville Baptist Church located at 2595 Hwy. 323, Gillsville, Banks County. There will be lots…

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The Toccoa/NE GA NARFE Chapter 1818 held its monthly meeting at Quincy's Restaurant on October 21. This meeting focused on the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the options availab…

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Taste of Banks County was recently held at Banks County Middle School, featuring several different menu items for students and parents to sample.

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The Banks County High School FFA Land Evaluation team brought home awards from the Fort Valley state competition. Both teams had a very successful trip with the senior team placing third on th…

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Recently, I took on a challenge to list three things that I am thankful for every day. Write it down, or think about it, and it will change your life, so I’ve been told.

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God has big plans for each of us. We are all unique just like the snowflakes that fall from the sky. Still how much of our lives do we spend wishing we were someone else? At times we wish we c…