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“All we ever knew was ‘Eddie Roe,’” Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum said Saturday at a dedication ceremony of a portion of Interstate 85 for Edward Monroe Evans, who was killed on the stretch of highway nearly 25 years ago while making a traffic stop.

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Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. is offering home heating help for the elderly and medically homebound for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

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Early and absentee-by-mail voting for the Nov. 5 election begins Monday, Oct. 14, at the Jackson County Elections and Registration Office in Jefferson for all cities across Jackson County.

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Northeast Georgia Health System and Anthem failed to reach a new contract agreement ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline. As of Oct. 1, NGHS is no longer available as an in-network care provider with Anthem — formerly Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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The crying has mostly gone away, replaced by learning, fun and play. And preschoolers at the Madison County Early Learning Center have settled into their routines during the school’s first year of operation.

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The Madison County Industrial Development and Industrial Authority will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the historic county courthouse in the center of Danielsville.

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Madison County schools were recognized with the Golden Radish award Oct. 8. The state award recognizes school systems for implementing farm-to-school practices, which educate youth on agriculture and how food actually reaches their plate. School nutrition director Barbara Adair was unable to…

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Bethlehem Christian Academy seniors Haylee Mezzles and Eli Parker were crowned the school's homecoming queen and king during the Knights' game against Augusta Prep on Friday, Oct. 4. 

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The court-ordered mediation between Barrow County and its municipalities over two unresolved service-delivery areas will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, Bethlehem mayor Sandy McNab told the town council during its meeting Monday, Oct. 7.

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Continuing with this edition, past newspaper front pages will highlight local news and history in Winder and Barrow County. This front page is from the Oct. 8, 1969 edition of The Winder News. 

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners, at its Tuesday, Oct. 8 meeting, was supportive of a request to rezone property on Highway 211 just outside the Winder city limits to allow for the building of a residential subdivision with at least 220 homes. But the board opted to hold off on a vot…

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Early and absentee-by-mail voting for the Nov. 5 election starts Monday, Oct. 14, at the Jackson County Elections and Registration Office in Jefferson for all cities across Jackson County.

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Banks County was honored to be visited by Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, on Tuesday, Oct. 1. This was the first time in the history of Banks County that the Secretary of State has visited. Secretary Raffensperger briefed chairman Hooper and staff on the new voting machines…

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The Gillsville City Council, on Oct. 1, approved moving forward with the annexation of six parcels, one located in Hall County and the other five in Banks County.

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A free financial literacy workshop will be offered by Habersham Federal Credit Union and the Banks County Literacy Council on Tuesday, October 15, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Banks County Adult Education Center (located behind the Banks County Health Departmen.)

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In a stunning move, Judge David Sweat ruled Oct. 2 that the recall efforts against Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly and mayor pro tem Jim Cleveland can move forward. The ruling is one of the very few times in Georgia that a superior court judge has allowed a recall movement against a public of…

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In previous issues of this newspaper, qualifying stories indicated Tony Funari and Jim Joedecke qualified for the Braselton Town Council District 2 race. Funari and Joedecke qualified for the District 3 race.

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1. Why are you running for this office? What are your main platform points?

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A section of Interstate 85, from mile marker 131 to 133 north and south lanes, will be dedicated to Edward Monroe "Eddie Roe" Evans at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. A monument to the former Jackson County deputy is on I-85 in the south lanes between the Jeffers…

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The tax rate for the county government is going down slightly following action by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 25.