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“All we ever knew was ‘Eddie Roe,’” Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum said Saturday at a dedication ceremony of a portion of Interstate 85 for Edward Monroe Evans, who was killed on the stretch of highway nearly 25 years ago while making a traffic stop.

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

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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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1. Why are you running for this office? What are your main platform points?

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A section of Interstate 85, from mile marker 131 to 133 north and south lanes, will be dedicated to Edward Monroe "Eddie Roe" Evans at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. A monument to the former Jackson County deputy is on I-85 in the south lanes between the Jeffers…

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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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The Country Seat Restaurant, a lunch buffet and, perhaps, breakfast, has opened in the former Parham’s Restaurant at the intersection of North Elm St. and Maysville Hwy.

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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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The Jackson County Board of Commissioners agreed Sept. 16 to amend a planning commission decision involving a business expansion at 2367 Hwy. 441 South in Commerce.

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The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has “five really active (economic development) projects,” president and CEO Jim Shaw told the board of directors at its Sept. 20 meeting.

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