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Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland was remembered Wednesday as a "force of nature" who overcame horrific wounds during the Vietnam War to selflessly serve his nation in Congress and the Veterans Administration.

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One of Georgia's down-ballot candidates backed by former President Donald Trump was threatening to capture the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor without a runoff, while another lost his bid for secretary of state.

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The City of Colbert has changed its June meeting to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 in the auditorium at the Old Colbert School (Colbert Municipal Complex).

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One new face will be on the Banks County Board of Commissioners following Tuesday’s election, while one incumbent will return to office.

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The City of Auburn honored State Representative Terry England during its meeting May 19 after Mayor Linda Blechinger proclaimed May 5, 2022 as Terry England Day in the City of Auburn. The city recognized his service to the citizens of Auburn, Barrow County and the state of Georgia in the Geo…

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Commerce's general fund budget is slated to go up 13.5% in FY23, topping $9.2 million. Among all its various funds, including utility funds, the city's FY23 budget will top $40.6 million.

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Helping Mamas, in coordination with Athens Area Diaper Bank (AADB), recently announced the Georgia Diaper Project to distribute four months of free diapers to low-income families with children enrolled in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

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State transportation leaders will suspend lane closures for the Memorial Day holiday. The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announced recently the suspension of lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, May 27, at 12 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.

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Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has been indicted on federal charges of conspiring to commit health-care fraud and money laundering, the Justice Department announced Friday.

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The City of Auburn approved closing 4th Avenue on Saturday, May 21 for a Haitian Flag Day Parade and event in Burel Park from 3-6 p.m. The event is being thrown by Chantel Auguste, a member of the Auburn Seventh Day Adventist Church.

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The Gillsville City Council is planning tol move forward with a downtown landscape improvement project. In the monthly council meeting, members unanimously voted to accept bids to pave the area behind the city buildings.

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The Madison County Chamber of Commerce put on its second "Taste of Madison County" event at J. Cliff Yarbrough Memorial Park in Comer Saturday, featuring food and beverages from Madison County vendors.

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The Banks County Board of Education approved the hiring of 17 people, as well as several resignations and retirements, following a closed session to discuss personnel at the May 12 meeting.

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For over an hour Monday night, the Banks County Board of Education was repeatedly questioned by citizens upset about the cost of their school taxes.