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The Maysville City Council has approved projects that will be funded if a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) is approved by Banks County voters is approved in November.

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Motorists who travel along Yonah-Homer Road in Banks County can't help but smile at this field with thousands of sunflowers. It's certainly a bright spot. Lee and Anna Dempsey own the five acres which are covered with thousands of sunflowers. The Dempseys have three children and live in Gain…

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Teachers will return to the classroom on Aug. 2, with students to follow on Aug. 6. Banks County School System superintendent Ann Hopkins gave an update on preparations for the new school year when the board of education met on July 15.

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners will vote on a proposed 7.831 millage rate when it meets at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Annex Building in Homer. This will be a decrease over the current millage rate of 8.419. In 2019, the millage rate was 8.533

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City of Baldwin officials were reappointed for Fiscal Year 2022 during the monthly council meeting on Monday, July 12.

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A new fire department, fire truck and water and sewer improvements. These are some of the projects the City of Homer would fund with revenue from a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST), if voters approve the one-cent tax in November.

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The Alto City Council approved, on Tuesday, July 13, the purchase of new software for finance and utility billing.

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Lula City Council members look to make “sweeping changes” with the hiring of a Code Enforcer/City Marshall. His job will be to enforce the new Derelict and Blighted Property Ordinance which was discussed during a work session on Monday, July 12.

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A ribbon cutting was held at Harris All Natural Meats & Butcher Shop, located at 1554 McCoy Bridge Road, Homer, by the Banks County Chamber of Commerce CVB. Owners Jeremy and Jill Harris are shown with family and Banks County officials and Chamber members.

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The former Atlanta Dragway site at Banks Crossing is under contract to be sold. A rezoning application for the property could come before the Banks County Planning Commission as early as August, officials said this week.

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Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler reports that Georgia Mountains saw an over-the-month and over-the-year decrease in its initial claims in May.

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Lula resident Jeff Armour created the sculpture that is in place at Hall County Fire Station 6 in Lula. The new piece of public art will be dedicated to the men and women of Hall County Fire Services during a ceremony next week at Hall County Fire Station 6 in Lula.

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WorkSource is continuing to assist people who live in or have been laid off from one of the WSGM Area counties- Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White; and fit one of these scenarios:

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The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency named Banks County's 911 dispatcher/supervisor Barbara Langston as one of its "#HometownHighlight" honorees, stating "Barbara is very professional and thorough trainer. She always goes above and beyond her duties and will always h…

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The Justice Department sued the state of Georgia Friday over passage of an election reform law it claims violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act by intentionally discriminating against Black voters.

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Lula citizens spoke and the mayor and city council listened. Over the course of several public hearings, many residents objected to a proposed planned residential development (PRD) project on 5980 Moon Road.

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The Town of Homer Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at Town Hall on Thursday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. to receive public comments on the application of William and Amanda Bedford for a proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance of the Town of Homer to zone property located at 250 S…

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It’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget time in Lula. At the work session on Monday, June 14, the City of Lula council discussed the public hearing on the budget set for 7 p.m. on Monday, June 21, at city hall.

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The Banks County Rotary Club has partnered with Lifesouth to host a mobile blood drive on Wednesday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chimney Oaks Golf Club, located at 148 Chimney Oaks Drive, Homer. The event is being held on “Rotary Loves Banks County Day.

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The second annual Rotary Salutes Awards Program will honor and recognize those who put their lives on the line every day, Banks County’s public safety professionals, including firefighters, police, deputies and emergency personnel, as well as other servants in the community whose ‘Service Ab…

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the board room of the County Annex in Homer.

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners held a hearing on a code violation on a conditional use permit for the operation of a business on Columbus Drive on June 3 and set another hearing for 4 p.m. on June 15 to take final action on the issue.

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The Banks County Board of Health will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 8, at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Banks County Health Department, located at 667 Thompson Street, Homer.

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The Rotary Club of Banks County is planning a special day on June 16, in an effort to promote the support of local businesses, the spirit of volunteerism, the salute to distinguished service and the responsibility of civic mindedness.