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Banks County was honored to be visited by Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, on Tuesday, Oct. 1. This was the first time in the history of Banks County that the Secretary of State has visited. Secretary Raffensperger briefed chairman Hooper and staff on the new voting machines…

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The Gillsville City Council, on Oct. 1, approved moving forward with the annexation of six parcels, one located in Hall County and the other five in Banks County.

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A free financial literacy workshop will be offered by Habersham Federal Credit Union and the Banks County Literacy Council on Tuesday, October 15, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Banks County Adult Education Center (located behind the Banks County Health Departmen.)

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Banks County Elementary School students and staff, county leaders, Banks County Farm Bureau staff and others turned out on Thursday, Sept. 26, to take part in the dedication ceremony for the new greenhouse at the school. The new seasonal, high tunnel greenhouse was dedicated to BCES teacher …

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The Banks County Board of Education, at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, recognized several special Olympic athletes and unified partners assisting the athletes. The following were recognized: (front row, L-R) Denielle Buffington; Taylor Cheek; Ronin Cochran; Jason Wallace; and Channing Bosw…

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The Alto Town Council, on Sept. 10, held a hearing to address alcohol sales violations at Alto Grocery, that were found on Aug. 29.

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The Banks County Board of Education approved several personnel items at meetings held on Sept. 12 and Sept. 16.

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The Homer City Council agreed Tuesday, Sept. 10, to take bids and find out what other cities are charging for garbage pickup and water.

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The 2019 Historic Homer Walking Tour: The Talking Dead will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5. Tours begin at 6 and 7 p.m. each night in front of the Historic Courthouse and Museum.

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In a 3-1 vote at the September 9 meeting, the Baldwin City Council approved moving forward with a rezoning request for property located at 1201 Shore Street.

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A man known throughout Banks County for his love of the outdoors and educating youth on fishing and hunting was remembered Sept. 4 as the classroom at Wilson Shoals Shooting Range was named in his honor. A plaque recognizing him is placed on the door as you enter the classroom.

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The Oscar Rucker Road in Banks County between Yonah Homer Rd. and Russ Rumsey Rd. could be paved by mid-October – weather permitting – at a cost of about $263,000, it was announced at a work session of the Homer City Council Sept. 3.

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Stacey Abrams will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. at the Habersham Recreation Center at 120 Paul Franklin Rd., Clarkesville.

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners terminated BM&K Construction as the contractor on Aug. 27 for the senior citizen’s center due to concerns about the work that has been done. Two days later, BM&K Construction appealed the action, citing “wrongful termination” and asking for med…

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The Banks County Leopards won 15-7 over Franklin County Friday night. Among those celebrating the win in the student section were Heather Vaughan (wearing 4 shirt) and Jenna Reeves (wearing 23 shirt).

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The Banks County Board of Health will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Banks County Health Department located at 667 Thompson Street, Homer.

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A group of around 50 people turned out August 23 for the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new walking trail addition at the City of Lula’s Wellness Park.

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In a Baldwin City Council meeting, on Monday, Aug. 26, that turned out to be mostly a discussion meeting, the council approved the following item:

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The 2019 millage rate for Banks County property owners will reflect a slight decrease.

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The Lula City Council, on Monday, August 19, approved the annexation of 19.44 acres located at 5662 Cemetery Road.

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A ribbon cutting was held on Aug. 15 at Meraki Hair Studio, which is located at 293 Steven B. Tanger Boulevard. The hair studio is owned by Grace Lunsford, who is shown in the center of the front row with stylists Sydney Stephens and Kasey Morgan.

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The Banks County Board of Education unanimously agreed at a meeting Monday, Aug. 19, to keep the millage rate the same for this fiscal year.

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A Commerce man was arrested for disrupting a public school after he reportedly left a back pack in a “suspicious location” at Banks County High School.

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Banks County's Historic Jail will be open for a set of tours on Saturday, August 31. This will be during the annual Banks County Holiday Festival which is held over the Labor Day weekend. Tours will organize shortly after the festival's opening parade has ended.