Resurfacing work on Cabot’s Drive in Auburn is set to begin soon after the city council approved a contract for the work at its Thursday, May 6 voting session.
Backyard chickens would be allowed in most residential zones that they currently are not, and the minimum lot size to have chickens in those zones would be reduced down to a quarter of an acre, under city code amendments being considered by the Statham City Council.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Wednesday allowing restaurants to sell curbside takeaway alcoholic beverages and distillers to sell liquor on their premises in Georgia.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Thursday, May 6, allowing student-athletes at Georgia colleges, universities and technical colleges to receive compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness.
State employees and teachers will be able to take up to three weeks of paid parental leave under legislation Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law Wednesday, May 5.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors recently awarded a total of $112,000 in grants during its April meeting, including $52,500 to organizations serving Barrow County.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) recently announced that Ammeraal Beltech will invest more than $19 million in opening a new production plant in Buford. The company’s expansion to Buford will create 83 jobs in Hall County.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded $7 million in grant funds to 15 local communities around the state through the DCA 2021 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP).
- WBHS band students achieve at highest levels
- Auburn council approves contract for Cabot’s Drive resurfacing
- Statham code amendments would expand allowance of, reduce minimum lot size for backyard chickens
- Hall schools announce Davis Scholars
- Hall County to observe National Police Week
- Investigators arrest Gainesville man for possession of child pornography
- BOYS' GOLF: Jefferson defeats Madison Co. in rare playoff match, advances to state
- Gurley wins conference title, named UNG ‘athlete of the year’
- BASEBALL: Bulldoggs swept by Allatoona in Sweet 16
- BASEBALL: Tigers sweep their way into the Elite Eight for second-straight year
- Back-to-back: Jefferson boys' soccer team headed to second-straight Final Four
- Madison Co. residents help lead Golden Eagles to region crown, state playoff run
- Bills signed to allow takeaway alcohol at Georgia restaurants, distillery sales
- Athens man killed in shooting on Ga. 316 in Barrow
- Three police officers resign from Baldwin Police Department
- Jefferson High School named a 'National Best School'
- Two charged after shooting incident in Commerce
- 36 charged by sheriff's office
- Two arrested after vehicle crashes into Winder car wash building
- Woman missing from Banks County found dead
- Home destroyed, others damaged in Monday storm
- Commerce seeks public's help in identifying suspect in two armed robberies
Five Homer residents have filed a lawsuit against the mayor and city council because they don’t believe they are getting equal representation in the newly-created districts.
The Barrow-Braselton Joint Economic Development Authority held its inaugural meeting April 29 to elect officers, review and adopt bylaws, set a meeting schedule and discuss future land use in the area.
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is reminding people it’s safe to go to the doctor and encouraging you to not delay care. In addition to traditional physician visits, urgent care and emergency care, patients can now receive care from tru…
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its OB/GYN residency program.
The Barrow County Board of Education approved on Tuesday, May 4, a tentative Fiscal Year 2022 General Fund budget of $142.86 million, an increase of just under $10 million from the current fiscal year’s General Fund budget.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Krause's replacement will be chosen via board appointment. There will be no special election.
A developer’s request to change the zoning conditions for a planned multi-family residential development to the east of the Barrow Crossing Shopping Center was struck down by the Winder City Council Tuesday, May 4.
The Banks County Board of Commissioners voted to suspend an alcohol license for a business for 30 days for selling alcohol to a minor.
Fifteen percent of Banks County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccination from the local health department.
The Hwy. 59 Roundabout is complete. The project was paid for with a GDOT Local Maintenance Improvement Grant and a One Georgia Grant with the Department of Community Affairs, along with the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Photo courtesy of and project built by CW Matthews Construction.
The heavy rains and storm that passed through Banks County Monday and Tuesday led to minor roof damage on several homes, trees down and power lines down. No injures had been reported as of press time.
As Barrow County’s COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to lag behind the state averages, local leaders this week urged more county residents to get vaccinated as the community continues to try to put the pandemic behind it as much as possible.
The Jefferson-Talmo Planning Commission voted 3-2 on May 3 to recommend denial of a proposed annexation and rezoning for a 67-acre subdivision off YZ Sailors and Mauldin Roads in Jefferson.
Prescription-drug price negotiators are taking stock of new state laws that aim to clamp down on predatorial pharmaceutical practices that some companies worry could hamper efforts to lower medication costs in Georgia.
The Maysville City Council unofficially agreed on May 3, to provide funds to the town's public library for new computers.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Monday to toughen penalties for illegal street races by criminalizing promotions on social media and potentially confiscating cars.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed several bills Monday to lower the age requirement for Georgia parents to adopt children from 25 to 21, create tuition waivers for foster kids to attend in-state universities and bolster legal protections for adopted children against abuse.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development announced recently that the City of Winder will be the newest community to join the list of 82 cities already awarded with the designation of Accredited Main Street America™ community.
The Hoschton City Council called a special meeting April 27 to reactivate its police department, activate a new Downtown Development Authority and vote on several other items.
Braselton’s four-county area still lags behind the state in the percentage of residents who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccination.
After hiring a consulting firm to make recommendations on improving the city’s police department, three of the police officers resigned before changes could be made.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting on Highway 316 in Barrow County early Saturday morning, May 1, that left one man dead and another injured.
A Covington man has been arrested in connection with the case involving the murder of a Bethlehem woman last month, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
A proposal for a large subdivision in Commerce was met with resistance, both from the public and some members of the Commerce Planning Commission during its April 26 meeting.
The West Jackson Fire Board and the Braselton Public Facilities Authority held a ribbon cutting and open house at the new West Jackson Fire Station 2 located at 1875 Ednaville Road, Braselton, on Tuesday, April 20.
Madison County Rotary Club’s Ramp Crew constructed it 810th ramp for the Carithers family last month. And though every family they provide this service for is special, this family story’s story stands out.
A $70 million poultry rendering plant for pet food ingredients is being proposed in Franklin County by Pilgrim’s Pride.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its Psychiatry residency program.