• 0

Madison County schools have declared teachers as “essential workers.” This policy change means teachers who have been exposed to coronavirus have the option of returning to school following a three-day quarantine if they are symptom free and follow safety guidelines.

  • 0

Residents around the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) plant in Colbert say the noise from the facility is unbearable, blasting at all hours. And they want local leaders to do something about it.

  • 0

Banks County Republican Party recently recognized board of chairman Jimmy Hooper (right) for his service to citizens of Banks County. Hooper is shown with Republican chairman Jerry Boling.

  • 0

A Winder-Barrow High School teacher and coach who was placed on administrative leave last month following a comment he made about a shooting incident in Wisconsin is no longer employed by the school district, Barrow County schools superintendent Chris McMichael said Monday.

  • 0

The Commerce Board of Education finalized its 2020-2021 budget Sept. 14, a move that formally lowered the system's millage rate by a small amount.

  • 0

On Monday, the Lula City Council discussed several items, some which will be voted on during the meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 21.

  • 0

After initially considering a millage rate of 5.75 for the FY2021 budget, Jefferson City Council members verbally supported lowering it to the rollback rate of 5.585 during their Sept. 14 meeting.

  • 0

The Banks County Board of Commissioners held the first public hearing on Sept. 8 for plans to locate a recovery center for women with drug and alcohol addiction issues in the county. The second public hearing and vote will not be held for six months due to a state law that requires this time…

  • 0

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Barrow County Cooperative Benevolence Ministries (BCCBM) board members and guests celebrated the opening of the new Barrow County Food Pantry in Winder. The new pantry is located at 201 West Athens St., Suite A, in the Holly Hill Mall across from Hill's Ace Hardware,…

  • 0

An honorary procession of public safety vehicles passed by Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Saturday morning following a private family funeral service for Lydia “Lisa” McClure, who established the Banks County E-911 Department and served the county through community service for 50 years.

  • 0

The Maysville Town Council held a called meeting Friday morning and unanimously agreed, for the third year, not to increase the millage rate.

  • 0

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Trump Administration plans to enforce federal standardized testing requirements this school year despite the pandemic.