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The new 293,700 square-foot Jackson County High School, located in Hoschton, opened its doors to an estimated 1,620 students this morning for the first day of classes. 

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In response to the latest guidance for K-12 schools issued on Tuesday (July 27) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gwinnett County Public Schools has updated its back-to-school plans to require masks, according to a press release from the school district.

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July 19 was mostly a bad night for developers in Jackson County as the Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted to deny rezoning bids for two controversial residential projects in West Jackson and one smaller project near Commerce.

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The addition of a multi-million dollar civic center is expected to have a significant impact on downtown Braselton, but the completion of the venue will come a little later than anticipated.

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According to a report in Multi-Housing News, Passco Cos. LLC has acquired Noble Vines at Braselton — a 248-unit garden-style property — for $69 million. The sellers were Claret Communities and The Ardent Cos.

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Hall County tax commissioner Darla Eden has appointed Richard Steele as chief deputy tax commissioner of Hall County. Steele served as tax commissioner in Gwinnett County from 2011-2020, chief deputy tax commissioner prior to 2011 and has experience in various management capacities in the office.

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 Jackson County Water and Sewage Authority manager Eric Klerk discussed a problem of statewide sludge dumping brought on after landfills began raising tipping fees. The higher fees were reportedly due to stricter EPA restrictions and rising fuel costs.

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Members of the newly-formed Hoschton Downtown Development Authority were sworn in on Monday, June 28. Pictured are: Hoschton City Council member Tracy Carswell, Mayor Pro Tem Adam Ledbetter, DDA Chair Sri Kumar, DDA Co-chair Tracey Carden, Shawn Adams, Tracy Jordan, Joe Vogt and Mayor Shanno…

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Twenty-one physicians from Georgia Urology rank among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, including Dr. Brent A. Sharpe. The "Top Doctors" were recognized in "Atlanta" magazine’s July issue.

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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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Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful recently announced that plans are underway for a first of its kind event in October. As a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, GC&B has been tapped to host and co-create “Connecting People and Places: A Community Conversation” – an environmental town hall inte…

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will suspend construction-related closures on interstate highways starting Friday, July 2. Additionally, Georgia DOT will limit lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers. The holiday schedule …

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The Hall County School District recently announced that board member, Mark Pettitt, has been elected to the Georgia School Boards Association Board of Directors for District 9. The election took place yesterday afternoon at a District 9 GSBA meeting. Pettitt received 81.25% of the vote.