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An ongoing labor shortage has hit a number of area industries including one you might not think of: Waste disposal. That shortage is largely to blame for a proposed hike in Commerce garbage pickup fees.

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The development of over one million square feet of light industrial warehousing space on 157 acres off I-85 received approval from the Jefferson-Talmo Planning Commission during its Aug. 2. meeting.

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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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Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle is being delayed again due to “productivity challenges” and additional time needing for testing and quality assurance, the Atlanta-based utility announced Thursday.

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The Maysville City Council has approved projects that will be funded if a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) is approved by Banks County voters is approved in November.

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COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in Jackson County throughout the week. Numbers began rising at the beginning of July after a month of consistently low COVID cases.

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Steve Simpson, director of the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association, presented the City of Commerce with the 2021 Water Plant of the Year award during the Commerce City Council's July 19 meeting.

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The Georgia Lottery generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs during the last fiscal year, a record that came despite a global pandemic that dampened economic activity.

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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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Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 4% last month, the lowest since the coronavirus pandemic began in March of last year and 8.5% below the April 2020 pandemic peak of 12.5%.

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Georgia hauled in $3.2 billion more in taxes during the last fiscal year – a period dominated by a worldwide pandemic – than it brought in during fiscal 2020, Gov. Brian Kemp reported Monday.

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This time last year, local school districts were discussing mask requirements, virtual learning options and possible delays in starting the school year. This school year — with COVID-19 numbers a fraction of what they were last July and easy public access to vaccines — will look different.