The Barrow County School System recorded its highest-ever graduation rate in 2021 — 91% — since statewide measuring of rates began in 2000, the school district announced Oct. 21.
A panel of Hoschton political candidates weighed in on two of the city’s most pressing issues — traffic and growth — during a meet-and-greet Tuesday (Oct. 19) in advance of the Nov. 2 municipal elections.
If you’ve watched The Walking Dead during the last four seasons, there’s a chance you’ve seen Brandon Pagel … somewhere on the screen.
When it comes to residential and commercial growth and development, the deciding factor is almost always the availability of water, or in some unfortunate cases, the lack thereof.
Both Braselton’s planning commission and town council will hold a pair of public meetings regarding a conditional use permit for a proposed veterinary clinic on Hwy. 124.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners recently agreed to a funding agreement with the Gwinnett Place CID for a Livable Centers Initiative study of the Gwinnett Place Mall site and surrounding areas, according to a press release. The Community Improvement District has contracted with Van…
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- Howard retiring as county school superintendent
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The nine candidates running for the three Winder City Council seats on next month’s election ballot agreed last week that there have been positive changes in the city’s downtown district in recent years, but that hurdles remain to help improve the future economic development outlook in the city.
The Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) released its 2021 Clean 13 Report this week and Madison County Clean Power Coalition is one of this year's Clean 13 Award recipients.
Effective this week, the Barrow County School System rescinded its district-wide indoor mask requirement amid a decline in Covid-19 cases.
As President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan continues stalling in Congress, Georgia U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff is hoping to get $10 billion included in the budget reconciliation bill for high-speed passenger rail for Georgia and the Southeast.
At its Monday (Oct. 18) meeting, the Commerce City Council honored long-time wastewater superintendent, Mike Jones, who is retiring this month at 39 years with the city. Pictured are (L-R): city manager, James Wascher; council members, Johnny Eubanks, Darren Owensby, Archie Chaney, Bobby Red…
Commerce City Council member Archie Chaney has received the Lifetime Service Award from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in recognition of his 43 years of service in local government. Chaney will retire at the end of his current term, on Dec. 31, after 40 years as a Commerce council m…
Jackson County high schools fell below the state average on the ACT last year. East Jackson Comprehensive, Jackson County Comprehensive and Jefferson high schools were all below the state average. Scores were not listed for Commerce High School since it had less than 15 test takers.
The Winder-based Come Alive Ministries Pregnancy Care Center participated in the "National Life Chain" 2021 event on Oct. 3. Approximately 50 adults and youth stood along East May Street with "pro-life" signs during the event, described as "one hour of silent prayer on behalf of all unborn c…
During the Oct. 12 Barrow County Board of Education meeting, school district officials and the board recognized the recipients of 22 “Urgency to Serve” grants awarded to district teachers and staff by Zaxby’s.
Peace Place Inc. held its 20th annual “Still I Rise” Gala at the Georgia Club Oct. 16 to raise funds to build a larger facility for women and their families in Banks, Barrow and Jackson counties who are fleeing domestic violence
Piedmont has received 45 American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.
Atlanta’s homicide rate during the coronavirus pandemic increased more than 50 other major American cities, according to a new survey by the personal finance website WalletHub.
Statham and Winder elementary schools will benefit from a federal grant awarded to one of the Barrow County School System’s non-profit partners focused on promoting arts-integrated education.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – A positive legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic will be increased access to critical care north of Atlanta, according to plans announced by Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).
The local Amvets Riders Chapter 12 will host its second annual fundraiser cookout Saturday, Oct. 16, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 1187 headquarters, 59 Lee St., Winder, next to the Army National Guard building.
A forum earlier this week featuring four of the five candidates running for the three open seats on the Statham City Council in next month’s election brought out very few, if any, substantive differences. But there was general agreement that further developing its water infrastructure to mee…
Danielsville leaders took action Monday night to begin needed repairs on some roads and agreed to purchase a piece of heavy equipment for the city maintenance department.