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A little less than 1,000 people cast their ballots during early voting across Jackson County.

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The Jackson County Democratic Committee held its biannual signature dinner event Oct. 12 at the Jefferson Civic Center. The crowd of around 150 heard from a lineup of speakers from the area and around the state.

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly is appealing a court’s decision to allow a recall effort against her to move forward. Kenerly’s attorneys filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court on Oct. 25.

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Several people objected on Oct. 28 to a proposed rezoning and annexation of 97 acres into Commerce for industrial development. The issue was tabled until Nov. 25 by the Commerce Planning Commission since two members of the board were absent.

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Two new subdivisions totaling over 450 homes could be coming to the West Jackson area following tentative approval by the Jackson County Planning Commission.

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The Commerce Board of Education recently awarded its 2019 teachers of the year for each school, and one to be the system wide teacher of the year.

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Jackson County Board of Elections member Erma Denney gave a spirited defense last week of her actions regarding the recall movement in Hoschton and her elections board duties.

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The Commerce City Council approved contracts for lighting at Ridling Park and to refurbish the outside areas at Youth Center Park, the former site of the Boys and Girls Club, Oct. 21.

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The Maysville City Council agreed in a special called meeting on Oct. 17 to fund two projects with revenue from the Banks County special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).

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An article in last week's edition referred to a proposal for "red light cameras" around city school zones.

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The Arcade City Council unanimously approved its FY2020 budget at its Oct. 14 city council meeting. 

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The total cost for the new Jackson County High School on Skelton Rd. in West Jackson is expected to be $68.3 million following bids recently submitted for the project.

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The Hoschton Area Business Alliance (HABA) recently awarded a charitable donation to the Collin Chandler Recovery Fund. HABA makes quarterly donations to local charities.

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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.