In Commerce, a dispute is raging about the future of that town’s recreation department and whether or not the city should have the county recreation system take over the town’s rec programs.

In Barrow County, the county government and City of Winder are entangled in a messy legal battle over water services and where each government can or should provide water services.

Mike Buffington is co-publisher of Mainstreet Newspapers. He can be reached at

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