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The Banks County Chamber of Commerce CVB held a ribbon cutting at Your CBD Store, which is located at 295 Steven B Tanger Boulevard, Commerce. Freddie and Peggy Gilstrap are the owners. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The phone number is 706-…

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Action to rezone property at Banks Crossing for an apartment complex was postponed until December following a request from the developer to take a second look at the plans.

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners and the Banks County Historical Society held a reception Friday afternoon to showcase the restoration of the Historic Courthouse. Music by Phil Brooks played in the background as guests wandered on the grounds and through the ground level and upstairs …

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Griffin Stephens receives a big hug after winning the Class AA individual cross country title Saturday, Nov. 2, in Carrollton. Stephens completed the course in 16:44.15, edging out Bleckley County’s Garrett Rogers by .06 seconds for the title. The boys’ team finished fourth overall in state.

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Baldwin resident, Richard Ruppe, came before the Baldwin City Council on Monday, Oct. 28, to voice his complaint about the acrobatic stunt plane pilot that is flying over the city. The pilot keeps his plane at the Habersham County Airport, but the airport itself is not located in the city of…

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Alto Mayor Audrey Turner is shown cutting the ribbon at the new city hall building during the dedication ceremony on Oct. 23. Council members PJ Huggins and Eddie Palmer and newly-elected council member James Turner, city staff members and members of the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce …

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The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) recently honored county officials for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. Recipients were presented with their achievement certificates during the 2019 Legislative Leadership Conference at The Classic Center in Athe…

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Following a public hearing on Monday (Oct. 28), the Alto City Council, in a called meeting, approved the 2019 millage rate at 5.58 mills for Habersham County residents and a rollback to 0 for Banks County residents.

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The Banks County Leopards pose for a team photo with the Class AA state championship trophy Monday night. The Leopards defeated Bremen 6-1 to win the program’s first-ever state championship. Rain suspended the game on Saturday in the middle of the fifth inning in Columbus, and the game resum…

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Alto Police Chief Josh Ivey is shown cutting the ribbon at the new police department during the dedication ceremony on Oct. 23. Mayor Audrey Turner, council members PJ Huggins and Eddie Palmer, police department staff members and members of the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce are shown …

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On Friday, October 25, arrest warrants were taken in Habersham County for James Childers II, 38, Union, S.C., for charges related to a home invasion in Baldwin. The warrants issued for Childers were one count of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of elder abuse.

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The Maysville City Council agreed in a special called meeting on Oct. 17 to fund two projects with revenue from the Banks County special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).

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We are all faced with challenges. Some of us may be laid off from our job, and others will move away. Some of us will face health issues and others will know financial strains. We all have opportunities as well. Some will fall in love, others will welcome a new child into the family, and oth…

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Batalion Chief Scottie Mathis is shown presenting Every Oliver with his 30-year certificate with the Banks County Fire Department.

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The Banks County Board of Education, at the meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, approved two personnel items, including:

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The Lula city council is considering implementing a moratorium on issuance of licenses for alternative nicotine produce businesses. During a work session Monday night, the council reviewed a resolution to adopt a 120 day moratorium on alternative nicotine produce, or vaping, business license…

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

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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 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.