A number of local homes are enjoying good meals this week thanks to a food distribution event for those in need held at Hull City Hall Saturday.
Work is underway on a culvert replacement project at Steven B. Tanger Boulevard. The entrance to Tanger Outlet Center is closed, however, there is a detour (turning at Applebees Restaurant). Signs are located along the detour route. The Banks County Board of Commissioners approved a $686,202…
The Barrow County Board of Education on Tuesday, March 2, approved guaranteed maximum prices of $1.75 million each for renovation and modification projects at Auburn and Holsenbeck Elementary schools and a max price of $500,000 for work at the district’s Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT)…
A $1.9 trillion federal COVID-19 relief package moving in Congress that would send aid directly to cities and counties has drawn backlash from Gov. Brian Kemp, who says its funding formula shortchanges Georgia.
More than 900 properties in Barrow County have a combined total of $1.3 million in taxes that are owed on them but can no longer legally be collected on due to the expiration of a seven-year state statute of limitations, according to tax commissioner Jessica Garrett.
The Town of Bethlehem celebrated its fifth year as a Tree City USA by planting two Sawtooth Oak trees in the town’s new R. Harold Harrison Community Playground and park on Saturday, Feb. 27. The trees were donated for the third straight year by Carruth Nurseries of Monroe. The town declared …
There was a round of applause by the Nicholson City Council after they voted to enter into an intergovernmental agree with the town's water authority. Mayor Jan Webster welcomed the “new neighbors” to the Benton Facility during a council meeting on Monday evening.
Jefferson leaders continue to talk project priorities and reviewed a list of improvements and potential improvements during a three-hour called meeting Feb. 25.
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Jefferson leaders consider an access road behind McDonalds near I-85 an eyesore due to tractor trailers frequently parking there and the resulting trash left behind. Now they’re exploring steps to clean up what’s increasingly become a larger mess.
The late Gov. Zell Miller will be honored with a monument on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol under legislation the state Senate passed unanimously Monday.
Dunkin' plans to celebrate the recent opening of its new facility at 45 Braselton Commons on Friday, March 5.
A bill to create new fundraising committees for political campaigns in Georgia that critics say could increase the influence of “dark money” passed in the state Senate on Friday, Feb. 26.
Republican state lawmakers took a major step Monday, March 1, toward overhauling voting by mail and other election procedures in Georgia with passage of an omnibus bill by the state House of Representatives along party lines.
Legislation allowing visits from some family members, caregivers and legal representatives of Georgians in hospitals or nursing homes during emergencies like COVID-19 advanced in the state House of Representatives on Monday, March 1.
Alliance Residential Company, one of the largest multifamily developers in the nation, has closed on the acquisition of 74.92 acres located at 575 Concord Road in Jefferson for the development of Prose Concord, a 300-unit apartment complex.
Legislation allowing visits from some family members, caregivers and legal representatives of Georgians in hospitals or nursing homes during emergencies like COVID-19 advanced in the state House of Representatives on Monday.
Republican state lawmakers took a major step Monday toward overhauling voting by mail and other election procedures in Georgia with passage of an omnibus bill by the state House of Representatives along party lines.
The Barrow County School System announced Monday, March 1, that more than half of its employees will begin receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations March 11, following Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s announcement last week that the state would be expanding its eligibility for vaccinations to include …
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Kevin Harrison of Barrow County in connection with the 2016 shooting death of his wife, Heather Harrison, during a domestic dispute at their home in Bethlehem.
At the recent Georgia Board of Public Safety meeting, Banks County Coroner Mark Savage was appointed to serve on the Georgia Coroner Training Council by the State’s Board of Public Safety.
A proposed organic composting facility is back on the Jackson County development radar after having failed to get approval by the City of Commerce last year.
Northeast Georgia Health System leaders are optimistic about the decreasing number of COVID patients in their hospitals, but they don’t want the community to let their guard down yet.
A Winder City Council vote on a pair of rezoning requests for properties near the intersection of highways 11 and 53 will have to wait a little longer.
A wide-ranging bill clamping down on absentee voting in Georgia that has split Republicans and Democrats moved in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Madison County leaders have long said that there’s not enough money to maintain all the roads in the county, but could something be done?
Local residents have an opportunity Tuesday to let state officials know what they think of Georgia Renewable Power’s plan to release wastewater into Beaverdam Creek.
In fast-growing Jackson County, most rezoning applications seek to take formerly agricultural land and have it transformed into residential or commercial development.
Most Hall County Government facilities, including the Hall County Government Center, will end appointment-only operations beginning March 1.
Comer Elementary first grade teacher Laura Minish, this year’s Madison County system-wide “Teacher of the Year,” blends her classroom skills with community involvement to strengthen her relationships with the students she teaches.
High schools in the Hall County School District have begun planning for upcoming proms and graduations. District leadership discussed both topics with high school principals recently and the details of those initial discussions were shared with the board at its scheduled meeting this evening.
Georgia will distribute more than $552 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to landlords and tenants affected by the pandemic, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday.
Illegal street racing in Georgia faces toughened penalties and repeat offenders could have their cars confiscated under legislation pushed by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Legislation legalizing online sports betting in Georgia cleared a committee in the state House of Representatives for a second time Monday.
Stricter identification rules for voting by mail in Georgia inched closer to law with the state Senate’s passage of a controversial bill on Tuesday.
Legislation to extend the statute of limitations for Georgians who were sexually abused as children to sue their abusers years later as adults advanced in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Another 672 Barrow Countians received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose over the last week, bringing the total number of fully-vaccinated county residents to 1,543 as of Tuesday, Feb. 23, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Beth Caldwell, a leading figure in the push for improved adult literacy and higher-education services in Barrow County and a longtime public servant who was elected to three different local governmental bodies in the county, died Sunday, Feb. 21, in hospice care. She was 87.
An omnibus bill proposing broad changes to Georgia’s absentee and in-person voting faced more debate in a state House committee on Monday, adding to a trove of other elections-focused bills in the state Senate.
District 2 Public Health recently announced there may be some appointment changes due to late shipments of COVID-19 vaccine. Hall County is part of District 2 Public Health.