If you're not already fatigued from the elections of 2020, Jackson Countians will have the chance to return to the polls next month for a special election to decide the fate of a sales tax used by the three local school systems.
February is Black History Month, a time when a spotlight is usually put on Black Americans who made a difference over the years.
Latest Jackson News
- Braselton plans fifth annual Paddy's Day PathFest on March 13
- Major changes to absentee voting in Georgia elections advance in state House
- JCPC approves 'farmstead'; several new subdivisions get Ok
- Locals make dean's list at Harding University
- BUFFINGTON: Without ESPLOST, local schools would suffer
- Commerce Middle holds annual spelling bee
- Vaccine rate up, but still lags area
- JCPC to hear several major projects Feb. 25
- Arrests in the county
- Two found dead on Valentine’s Day
- LETTER: Furious about doing away with Pendergrass
- Vaccine rate up, but still lags area
- BASKETBALL: Lake Oconee Academy rejects Commerce girls' upset bid, wins region title
- Commerce Post Office evacuated after man drops backpack in trash can
- New playground equipment coming to Jefferson parks
- Recent State Court proceedings
- SK loses in ITC case; impact on Commerce plant unclear
- Commerce DDA considers pedestrian alleys
Connections Homes, a faith-based non-profit aimed at connecting older foster kids with families who can mentor them, recently announced it is launching the “Don’t Go Alone” campaign to raise awareness of the nearly 700 foster kids who age-out of Georgia’s foster care system annually but stil…
The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump has begun this week amid a nation still reeling from the insurgent attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The Trump supporters who stormed into the U.S. Capitol last week finally did what four years of political opposition couldn't: They exposed the slimy underbelly of Trumpism in a way that is unmistakable and undeniable.
During 2020, Hoschton focused on the needs of an aging infrastructure system as well as expansion of our existing services and staff to accommodate the growth brought about by the completion of several derelict residential subdivision developments, two new subdivision developments, a senior …
Given the robust election that has dominated the nation's news, it might seem like both the Democratic and Republican parties are unstoppable forces of political culture.
Dear Editor: If this past election has taught us anything, it’s that each of our votes truly matters and must be counted. To make sure that a fair election process happens every time, we must have fair electoral maps and end the practice of gerrymandering. We all need to play an active role …
Dear Editor: Despite non-stop personal attacks and strong efforts from our local Democratic candidates, Jackson County saw massive Republican victories last week. With voter turnout in the county up almost 36% from 2016, both Representatives Tommy Benton and Houston Gaines won easy re-electi…
Dear Editor: Is the current administration out of step with most American citizens? Numerous pieces of environmental legislation have been overturned by executive order in the past three years. At the same time, most Americans say the government is not doing enough to mitigate the effects of…
Last week's on-line political forum for candidates appearing on the Nov. 3 ballot in Jackson County wasn't as boring as some previous forums, but it didn't set the world on fire, either.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development is charged with working with local communities to market our state’s business advantages, with the end goal of creating jobs and opportunities for Georgians.
“There are a few times in life when you leap up and the past that you’d been standing on falls away behind you, and the future you mean to land on is not yet in place, and for a moment you’re suspended, knowing nothing and no one, not even yourself.”
I sat outside at a drive-in theater in East Tennessee Saturday night as the sun set and the temperature began to get cooler. I pulled out a blanket and settled into the outdoor chair I brought with me.