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Early and absentee-by-mail voting for the Nov. 5 election begins Monday, Oct. 14, at the Jackson County Elections and Registration Office in Jefferson for all cities across Jackson County.

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Northeast Georgia Health System and Anthem failed to reach a new contract agreement ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline. As of Oct. 1, NGHS is no longer available as an in-network care provider with Anthem — formerly Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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In a stunning move, Judge David Sweat ruled Oct. 2 that the recall efforts against Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly and mayor pro tem Jim Cleveland can move forward. The ruling is one of the very few times in Georgia that a superior court judge has allowed a recall movement against a public of…

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In previous issues of this newspaper, qualifying stories indicated Tony Funari and Jim Joedecke qualified for the Braselton Town Council District 2 race. Funari and Joedecke qualified for the District 3 race.

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The tax rate for the county government is going down slightly following action by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 25.

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A proposal to build some storage buildings in South Jackson got shot down by the Jackson County Planning Commission Sept. 26, but the board approved a number of other routine rezonings and several text amendments to the county’s development code.

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A city-initiated rezoning of 21 properties in Hoschton raised a number of questions from area residents at a recent public meeting.

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Braselton planners recently gave the initial nod for a multi-family development off of Thompson Mill Rd.

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In an early-morning called meeting Sept. 13, the Jackson County Board of Education approved a tax rate of 18.655 mills for general operations and 2.7 mills for bond repayments.

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Property tax season is upon us, and the Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office is preparing to issue approximately 89,000 tax statements for real and personal property. The 2019 Hall County property tax statements will be mailed Sept. 13 and are due Nov. 15.

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A specialized team of personnel from the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services was deployed as part of the state’s organized response to Hurricane Dorian. Emergency management and public safety officials from Gwinnett participated in National Weather Service briefings hel…

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After months of wrangling, the Braselton Town Council approved Chateau Elan's controversial plans to build 68 townhomes and 55 single-family homes. The action came at the council's meeting Sept. 9.

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The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) recently announced it began a remodel on its spay/neuter suite on Sept. 9 and will remain closed during the construction. The remodel is estimated to take 4-6 weeks with spay/neuter services starting up again in mid-October.

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Buy Local Braselton recently hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Supershine Xpress Car Wash and Lube on Cody Dr. near Friendship Rd. in Braselton West.

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After months of wrangling, the Braselton Town Council approved Chateau Elan's controversial plans to build 68 townhomes and 55 single-family homes. The action came at the council's meeting Sept. 9.

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Organizers seeking a recall against two Hoschton officials have crossed the first hurdle. A recall petition was filed Tuesday, Sept. 3, with the Jackson County Board of Elections and Registration Office. Over 130 signatures were collected on the request, which was submitted by chairperson Ma…

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Members of the Jackson County Comprehensive High School marching band play during the Panthers’ 16-0 loss to North Hall last Friday.

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The fate of a controversial residential development at Chateau Elan could be decided next week.

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A story in the Aug. 28 issue of this newspaper had an incorrect location mentioned.

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The Jackson County Cattleman’s Association hosted a cattle sale in May to raise money for the Jackson County Agricultural Facility. The sale — which was held at the Elrod Sale Barn — raised $64,000. There were a total of 48 items (live lots, embryos, straws, etc.) donated for the sale.