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"Now hiring" signs have become the norm across the county as many businesses in the area struggle to pull in employees to fill open positions. The City of Commerce is not immune to the labor shortage, city manager James Wascher said recently.

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Just over a week before a U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on Georgia’s controversial abortion law, state Democrats said Wednesday they will continue fighting any Republican efforts to curtail reproductive rights in the future.

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The Jefferson School System's FY2022 budget passed with very little discussion at a recent Jefferson Board of Education meeting.

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The owner of a decades-old mobile home park on Homer Rd. in Commerce wants to have the property rezoned for its current use, but city officials have balked at approving what is usually a routine action.

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The Jackson County Board of Education officially set its millage rate at 16.576 mills during its Sept. 13 meeting. The board also set the system's bond millage rate at 2.7 mills.

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Commerce school leaders recently released detailed protocols that could be implemented if the district sees an increase in COVID cases within its schools. At the Commerce Board of Education’s Sept. 9 work session, superintendent Joy Tolbert presented the tiered protocol guidance, which is ba…

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Commerce school leaders recently got a look at two options for the 2022-23 school calendar. The Commerce Board of Education discussed two calendars for the next school year at its Sept. 9 work session. The two options are almost identical with one exception: A 3-day winter break in February …

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Ken Harmon (R) was recently sworn in as the new Commerce Police Chief by judge Billy Chandler (L) as Harmon's wife Jacki looks on.

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Gov. Brian Kemp is vowing to fight President Joe Biden’s newly announced COVID-19 mandates, which now include requiring employers with more than 100 workers to mandate either vaccinations or weekly tests.

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Georgia is one of the nation’s slowest states in terms of recovering from the coronavirus, a new survey shows.

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University System of Georgia (USG) students, faculty and staff plan to launch daily protests of the system’s lack of a mask mandate at campuses across the state starting Monday.

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A new study from a Washington, D.C.-based think tank shows a decline in the number of child-care workers in Georgia over the last several years, a decline that has been particularly devastating during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Have you taken a walk through the woods lately? It does not take many trees to be considered woods when it comes to the Joro Spider. The Joro thrives in the woods but is often found around carports and entry ways around homes. Most residents in Jackson and surrounding counties will now ident…

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The North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) has continued its support in the community by distributing $426,500 worth of scholarship awards to students pursuing their post-secondary education this fall. The funds are the total of 217 awards from scholarship funds administered by NGCF and f…

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Elachee Nature Science Center invites the public to get up close and personal with creatures who slither, crawl, flap, caw and more at the 2021 Snake Day Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Elachee is pleased to offer ecology programming in an outdoor festival …