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Even as the fallout from the Nov. 3 presidential election in Georgia continues to swirl, local election officials are gearing up for a high-profile runoff election slated for Jan. 5.

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The City of Statham has settled a federal lawsuit over pay with former police officer John Wood who lives in Jackson County and was a candidate for sheriff earlier in 2020.

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A house fire around 8  a.m. on Nov. 23 appeared to have destroyed a home on Washington Street in Jefferson. The state fire marshal’s office later ruled the fire as arson and is offering a $10,000 reward according to Jefferson Fire Chief Mark Duke. The house is located across from the Bell’s …

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The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes from Wed., Nov. 25, at 6 a.m. to Monday, Nov. 30, at 5 a.m. The statewide lane restrictions aim to help to reduce traffic congestion during the Th…

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The Jackson County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning for three residential tracts on 15 acres near Maysville on Nov. 16, but with a stipulation the landowners didn't want.

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The November surge in Covid cases in Jackson County — and across the country — continued over the last week as at least one school in the county closed and moved to online classes due to the outbreak.

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The Commerce Board of Education heard a report on Nov. 9 about the impact the SK Battery operations are having on the city and education in the community.

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The Jackson Herald is looking for a part-time news stringer to cover and report on some local government meetings in the Jackson County area.