The Lula City Council is moving forward with plans for a new well. During a meeting held Jan. 13, city manager Dennis Bergin said plans to convert an existing well located along 365 on the Ace Hardware property for commercial use is slated to go out for bids by the end of this month.
The City of Baldwin mayor, council and staff, on Jan. 13, honored council member Jeff Parrish (L) for his 10 years of service to the city. He was presented with a certificate and cake in recognition of his service as a council member. Mayor Joe Elam (R) and the council thanked Parrish for hi…
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Baldwin City Council member Theron Ayers (L) is sworn in for another term by city attorney David Syfan (R) at the start of the Jan. 7 meeting. Mayor Joe Elam and Jeff Parrish are both shown in the background.
Baldwin City Attorney David Syfan (R) is shown swearing in council member Larry Lewallen for another term at the start of the Jan. 7 council meeting. Newly-elected council member Stephanie Almagno, council members Alice Venter and Theron Ayers, mayor Joe Elam and council member Jeff Parrish …
At the beginning of the Jan. 7 meeting of the City of Baldwin council, city attorney David Syfan (R) performed the swearing in of new council member Stephanie Almagno (L). Shown in the background are council members Alice Venter and Theron Ayers and mayor Joe Elam. Also present were council …
Alto Police Department was awarded the 2020 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program. Through the Mini-Grant, Banks County E911 and Local Emergency Services work together to provide car seats and education to financially eligible families Bank…
The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house on the median project on State Route 15 from the Jackson County line to Faulkner Road on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Banks County High School cafeteria, located at 1486-A Historic Homer Highway, Homer.
Maysville officials elected to serve another term and department heads for the year were appointed at the first city council meeting for the year, held Monday night, Jan. 6.
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Development at the Martin Bridge Road exit in Banks County has been on the top of the list for economic development for many years. The property has remained undeveloped but that is about to change. RAI Industrial Fabricators, LLC has announced plans to build a steel fabrication facility, cr…
Tim Harper has been clerk of courts in Banks County for 26 years, making him one of the elected officials holding office for the longest amount of time in the county.
It’s likely the only time in Banks County’s history, and perhaps the state’s history, that voters went to the polls to cast a ballot for the same race multiple times. Voters went to the polls three times to vote for the District 28 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives after the incum…
A local state of emergency was declared in Banks County in April as a severe storm passing through Banks County in that led to flooded roads, trees down and school being closed. The flooding shut down Banks Crossing with flooded motorists being rescued from parking lots. This has been named …
Requests that would have brought more than 500 apartments to Banks Crossing went before the Banks County Board of Commissioners this year. One request early in June was approved, for 230 was approved, while a request later in the year for another 320 apartments was denied.
The Maysville Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, January 27, at 7 p.m. at 4 Homer Street to receive public comment on proposed ordinances addressing dilapidated, unsafe and abandoned buildings and the historic district overlay.
The railroad crossing in Lula at Hwy. 52 and Lula Road and at Hwy. 51 and Main Street/Athens Street will be closed for repair on Monday, Jan. 6, and Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Banks County planners will hear from the developer of an apartment complex at Banks Crossing about several proposed changes to the project.
Banks County employees who worked together to lower the ISO rating were recognized by the board of commissioners for their efforts.
The Banks County High School Forestry Team earned a national championship third place finish. The team members, Colton Banks, Jake Sanders, Lance Johnson and Payton Jackson, and coach Kipp Jackson are shown being congratulated by Banks County Board of Commissioners chairman Jimmy Hooper. The…
The Lula City Council is considering extending a moratorium on issuance of business licenses for new vape shops within the city.
A rezoning request to locate a 360-unit apartment complex at Banks Crossing, on 42 acres near the industrial park, was unanimously denied Tuesday night by the Banks County Board of Commissioners.
The Banks County Board of Commissioners, at a November meeting, denied a request from Thai Bui to rezone property on Felton Circle from ARR (agriculture rural residential) to CAD (consolidated agricultural district) to locate additional poultry houses.
Kathy Church, with Smithgall Woods, recently visited with fourth grade students at Banks County Elementary School. Students learned about different ecosystems as a preview to the unit they will begin soon. This program was provided by the Banks County Public Library Outreach Program.
Georgia Farm Bureau volunteers are proud to be a part of the GivingTuesdayKids. There are 70 elementary schools across the state projected to participate in the movement that will take place on Giving Tuesday, the global holiday for giving.
Sen. John Wilkinson (R–Toccoa) was recently named Legislator of the Year by the Rural Jobs Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that supports small, rural businesses and advocates around the country for policies that benefit rural economic growth.