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Due to a water main break in the 3000-4000 block of Old Hwy 441 and the loss of required pressure, City of Baldwin water customers in the Wynn Lake area and Old 441 south of the Apple Pie Ridge Road area are advised to boil any water to be used for human consumption in order to protect the p…

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Banks County students will return to school for the new year on Friday, Aug. 2. Enrollment is expected to increase slightly to approximately 2,850, which is an additional 50 students over last year.

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The Homer City Council spent much of its time in a work session Tuesday reiterating that developers of the Chimney Oaks subdivision must bring its roads up to state standards before the city accepts them as the responsibility of the city.

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The Town of Homer and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the annual Fireworks Display on Thursday, July 4.

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A referendum about alcoholic beverage sales at the Chimney Oaks golf course – how many questions and what they would be – will wait for more definite information from the Banks County election office.

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Banks County Board of Commission chairman Jimmy Hooper has announced that he will not seek re-election. He is serving his second term, which ends in December of 2020.

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The 19th annual North Georgia Folk Potters Festival will be held from 9?a.m. to 2?p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Banks County Recreation Department, which is located at 607 Thompson Street, Homer.

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A charity golf tournament to benefit Banks County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Josh Robertson will be held on Saturday, June 1, at Chimney Oaks Golf Course.

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The American Legion Post 215 and American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in Veterans Park in downtown Homer.

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An “economic development blueprint” that outlines how growth should be planned for in Banks County pinpoints four “growth nodes” where development should occur.

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Right before 9:00 p.m. Friday, a Banks County deputy conducted a traffic stop on Steve Reynolds Industrial Parkway at Highway 441. During the traffic stop, two suspects were arrested. One male arrestee then began to flee the scene on foot to which the deputy pursued him. In foot pursuit of t…

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A woman and three children were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Wednesday, May 1, at Hwy. 441 and Historic Homer Highway.

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The washing away of a bank at Banks Crossing and the breaking of water, sewer and natural gas lines from Commerce were not the most devastating damages from the storm Friday.

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The water boil advisory issued by the City of Commerce for all businesses and houses in the Banks Crossing area and along E. Ridgeway Road was lifted Sunday. ?The boil advisory was issued water main broke around the Five Guys restaurant about 1 p.m. Friday and caused the problem. Crews had t…

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A local state of emergency was declared in Banks County Firday as a severe storm passing through Banks County on Friday led to flooded roads, trees down and school being closed.

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Banks County Schools Assistant Superintendent Ann Hopkins has announced two new principals for the upcoming school year.

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Banks County Schools Assistant Superintendent Ann Hopkins has announced two new principals for the upcoming school year.

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Banks County Schools Assistant Superintendent Ann Hopkins has announced two new principals for the upcoming school year.

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Chris Erwin won the Georgia House District 28 race in a landslide on Tuesday, taking 76 percent of the vote.

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Early voting for the House District 28 election will begin on Monday, March 18, and end on Friday, April 5. The election is April 9.

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Joy Edwards and Hank Ramey were named by the Banks County Board of Education Thursday night to serve as assistant superintendent.

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Early voting for the House District 28 election will begin on Monday, March 18, and end on Friday, April 5. The election is April 9. The candidates are incumbent Dan Gasaway and Chris Erwin.

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Chris Erwin has filed an appeal to the ruling that a third election be held in the House District 28 race. Erwin had the most votes in both of the earlier elections but a judge ruled that errors occurred in some of the votes that could have changed the outcome of the elections.

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Two members of the board of commissioners and two members of the board of education have been sworn in to serve another term.

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Dan Gasaway has filed another lawsuit related to the District 28 House of Representatives election, where he was defeated by only two votes in the Dec. 4 election. The first election was thrown out by a Superior Court judge who agreed with Gasaway that votes cast in Habersham County were by …

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The election for state representative from District 28 has been certified by the secretary of state and Chris Erwin won with a two-vote lead. A recount was conducted Tuesday afternoon in Banks, Habersham and Stephens counties, at the request of incumbent Dan Gasaway, and the result was the s…

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Banks County has experienced a large water leak which is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels in the Hollingsworth area and on the following roads: Wynn Lake Road, Wynn Lake Circle, Old U.S. 441, Moss Farm Road, Rock Springs Road, White Road a…

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The grand opening celebration of Diana Food’s $50 million project at Banks Crossing included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, tours of the facility and a program featuring remarks from company officials, as well as county leaders. Guests were also able to sample chicken broth made at the site, a…

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Voters will go the polls on Tuesday to select their choice for governor and several other state offices.

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Forty-nine Vietnam veterans were recognized Saturday, Oct. 13, at a ceremony at Banks County High School.

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A fatality was reported in a wreck on I-85 on Tuesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol. At press time, the name of the victim had not yet been released pending notification to family members.