Latest Jackson News
- Five champions crowned at Sept. 18 Summit Series Bracket Races
- BOC looks to lower millage rate
- 5 more deaths reported; case totals going down
- Commerce townhomes get nod; church request withdrawn
- BOC Oks one-year housing moratorium
- Wascher: City 'not immune' to labor shortage
- Women's Day celebration planned at Paradise AME Church
- Singing planned at Stonepath Church
- Jefferson passes moratorium on public use permits after heated debate
- Four more deaths reported in Jackson County
- Community members call for schools to mask, get vaccinated
- Martin withdraws from Jefferson council race
- Walton closes phase one at Liberty Park
- Commerce business burglarized twice in two weeks
- Recent arrests around the county
- Jefferson man treated for accidental gunshot wound
- Man shot in Sept. 11 altercation
- Train strikes car at Arcade RR crossing
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.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 23 other state attorneys general in a letter to President Joe Biden warning of legal action if the White House’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate is implemented.
New cases of COVID-19 on University System of Georgia campuses started to come down this week after increasing at the beginning of the fall semester.
The federal government has changed the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments are being distributed in the United States, including Georgia.
For the foreseeable future, the City of Jefferson will not grant permits for street activity, sidewalk activity and public facilities.
While anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers have gotten a lot of media attention in recent weeks, pro-masking individuals recently appealed to two local boards of education to enact or enforce greater masking mandates in local schools.
A top state public health official told a House of Representatives study committee on Monday that Georgia should require a full clearance inspection after a lead abatement inspection.
Democrats on the Georgia House Higher Education Committee urged Gov. Brian Kemp Monday to drop his opposition to mask mandates and leave the decision to administrators at the state’s public colleges and universities.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture should play a role in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, a member of a legislative oversight committee said Monday.
The president of the Medical Association of Georgia said Wednesday this flu season could be worse than last year’s, and again stressed the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
SANE, Inc., a local non-profit organization that provides victim forensic medical examinations to sexual assault survivors in North Georgia, is part of a pilot program that will begin tracking sexual assault kits.
The Arcade Police Department has cancelled October’s Bicycle Rodeo due to concerns over recent spikes in Covid cases across Jackson County.
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…
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 …
The war of words between President Joe Biden and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp over new White House COVID mandates continued Friday afternoon, with Kemp accusing the administration of playing “pandemic politics.”
The University System of Georgia is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 short of imposing a mask mandate, the system’s acting chancellor said Thursday.
Braselton’s town manager, Jennifer Scott, and the town’s Downtown Development Authority were honored at the recent Georgia Downtown Association annual conference.
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…
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…
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 …
East Jackson Comprehensive and Jackson County high schools transitioned to virtual learning this week due to the impact of COVID. The two county high schools will have virtual learning for two weeks (virtual learning began Monday, Aug. 30).
The Jackson County Planning Commission gave split recommendations for two proposed industrial rezoning at Pettijohn Rd. and Wayne Poultry Rd. in Pendergrass.