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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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The Barrow County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 14, canceled an Auburn City Council candidate forum that had been scheduled for Thursday night at the Perry Rainey Center due to no confirmed attendees. 

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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…