Carnesville woman killed in Banks wreck

Melissa Ann Stamps, 45, Carnesville, was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Banks County.

Stamps, 45, was reportedly driving south on Wells Road when she ran off the road and struck a guard rail. She traveled back onto the road and struck another vehicle, driven by Kimberly Nash, Commerce.

Nash and a male teenager were transported to a Gainesville hospital. Another male teenager reportedly received minor injuries.

Hoschton council to hold Sept. 20 public hearings over two proposed developments

The Hoschton City Council will host a pair of public hearings regarding two proposed developments — one a mixed-used development, the other townhomes — at its Sept. 20 work session at 5:30 p.m.

The hearings will be held at city hall, located at 79 City Square.

Both applicants seek variances for their projects.

Winpeacock, LLC, (Sri Kumar, applicant and property owner), proposes a mixed-use development at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Industrial Blvd.

Winpeacock seeks a variance to reduce the minimum-required area for a PUD zoning district from 100 acres to 10 acres for an 11.549-acre track. The property fronts the south side of Industrial Boulevard, the west side of Hwy. 53 and the east side of White St.

Shea & Company, Inc., (Mark Shea, applicant and property owner), proposes fee-simple townhomes on East Broad St.

It seeks a variance to a multi-family residential district to reduce a front-building setback from 20 feet to 12 feet for 2.2 acres located on East Broad St. approximately 160 feet east of Hwy. 53.

The council may take action on these applications during its regular meeting immediately following the work session.

The applications are on file at city hall and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. For more information, call 706-654-3034.

Jackson EMC releases contractors to assist with Hurricane Ida restoration

Jackson EMC recently released 31 contractors to help with power restoration efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, resulting from damages caused by Hurricane Ida.

The contractors were sent Aug. 31 to assist Entergy, a power company that delivers electricity to customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.

Jackson EMC regularly uses contractors for construction, maintenance and vegetation management. The contractors released to assist with restoration efforts in Louisiana are overhead line construction crews. Contractor crews who perform vegetation management for Jackson EMC have also been released by the cooperative to assist with anticipated restoration efforts. Jackson EMC linemen and other support personnel stand ready to respond to our members, if needed.

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