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No criminal charges will be filed in the vandalism at a locker room at the Jefferson High School Memorial Stadium following a football game against East Jackson Comprehensive High School.

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Jackson County voters approved another round of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), according to Tuesday’s election results.

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An investigation into the cause of a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office propane-fueled car explosion was caused by “manual tampering” of a safety device on the vehicle and an improper manipulation of a fitting during maintenance, officials said Thursday. The department will continue to use the …

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The Winder Planning Board gave a thumbs down to Winder City Councilman David Maynard’s request to reduce the minimum square footage for a home built within the city limits.

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Judge Jerry Gray and state solicitor Don Moore believe the Jackson County State Court system needs to move to full-time but county staff is recommending that it continue to operate as a part-time court.

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A new surge of federal stimulus money will soon trickle down to local school systems — but area superintendents are skeptical about spending the cash.

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The Winder City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a new storm water utility tax that will add at least $30 to this fall’s annual tax bills on residential properties and many times that on non-residential properties owned by businesses, churches, schools and other non-profit groups.

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The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld Judge Joe Booth’s July 14 ruling rejecting a motion by the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority to dismiss Jackson County’s suit over the capacity of the Bear Creek Reservoir.

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners will have two called meetings next week to deal primarily with financial issues for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

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A kennel on Apple Valley Road was shut down Friday after officials from Jackson County animal control and the Georgia Department of Agriculture followed up on a tip and raided the site.

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Despite the difficult economic environment in 2009, the Jackson County government managed to finish the year nearly $950,000 in the black.

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A former Pendergrass employee and the owner of the tow truck company used by the city have filed a lawsuit against city officials over their claims of unfair treatment due to their association with the “whistleblowers” who accused the city of corruption.

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Early voting for the July 20 election will begin Monday and be held through July 9. Voters may cast a ballot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the Administration Building in Jefferson.

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Early voting for the July 20 election will begin Monday and be held through July 9. Voters may cast a ballot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the Administration Building in Jefferson.

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The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident which occurred Sunday morning on Highway 316 at its intersection with Hwy. 53.

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The H.W. Wilson Company in the Dry Pond community of Jackson County was heavily damaged in a fire Saturday night. No one was injured in the fire at the chemical plant and further details have not been released yet.

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Attorneys for the City of Winder have requested that the case of Dana Billings vs. the Winder Police Department and the City of Winder be moved to Federal court.

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A proposed Elbert County trash incinerator near the Madison County line has been approved by Elbert commissioners, but a regional board will soon continue its review of the project to determine if it is appropriate for the area.

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The Jackson County Board of Education approved a layoff plan on Monday that will cut 44 teaching and non-teaching positions from the district next school year.

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Deputies called to a wrecked vehicle on Lipscomb Lake Road Monday evening found a dead man with a gunshot wound in the back of his head. The victim has not been identified but has been described as a “young Hispanic male.” The body has been sent to the state crime lab.

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Arguing that he “never” yells, Barrow County Chairman Danny Yearwood said Tuesday night that he would not take the “anger management” class that an outside attorney recommended following a three-month investigation into allegations of employment law violations.

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All of the schools in the Jackson, Jefferson and Commerce school systems were ranked in the “clear” category of a statewide test erasure analysis.

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Community Bank & Trust, taken over by state and federal bank regulators Friday night and sold to Orangeburg, S.C.-based SCBT, N.A. on Saturday, was a victim of both fraud and bad loans, a former official insists.

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One of Northeast Georgia’s best-known community banks failed Friday, Jan. 29. Community Bank & Trust was taken over by state and federal regulators and the bank’s assets sold to SCBT, N.A. of Orangeburg, SC.

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Three people were hurt Friday afternoon when a car crashed through the front door of West Jackson Medicine Center. The extent of the injuries was not known as of 3:30 p.m. Friday.

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What is usually a routine action to approve department heads for another year changed Monday night when councilman C.D. Kidd asked that the council vote on the department heads one at a time instead of approving them all together. The council then voted on each department head individually w…

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Barrow County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Bethlehem residence early this morning after the homeowners reported firing several shots at two individuals.

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At last week's meeting of the Barrow County Board of Commissioners, Steve Worley reminded his fellow commissioners not to comment on recent racial and gender discrimination allegations that are now under investigation by the county.

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A North Jackson child reportedly fell into a muddy swimming pool Thursday and later died at a Gainesvill hospital.

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Jefferson will hold its annual Halloween Walk on Friday, October 30, from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Jefferson. The event is open to all kids ages 12 and under.