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The City of Winder will host its 73rd annual Christmas Parade 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, beginning in front of Ingles on North Broad Street and traveling south on Broad before ending on East Athens Street in front of Jug Tavern Park.

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Democrat Stacey Abrams launched a long-anticipated bid for Georgia governor Wednesday, potentially pitting her in a rematch of her 2018 race against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

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The Madison County government stands to receive money from a settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving Northeast Georgia against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

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After less than one year in operation, the Banks County Christian Learning Center has already doubled the number of students it is serving and has received a donation that is paving the way to construct a building to house the school.

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The Homer Town Council continues to fine tune plans for the proposed four-way roundabout slated for intersections of Hwy. 164, Hwy. 98, Athens Street and Evans Street. Leaders agree that it is necessary due to the massive amount of traffic and accidents although they do have a couple of issu…

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Braselton planners are recommending denial of two large subdivisions proposed on property abutting the town’s commercial corridors at Highways 53 and 211 after public hearings were held Nov. 29 with a sizeable turnout of concerned residents in attendance.

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Frank May (L) is pictured after being sworn in last week by Probate Judge Cody Cross (C) as the new Madison County District 3 commissioner. He fills the unexpired term of Theresa Bettis. BOC seats for Districts 3, 4 and 5 will be on the ballot in 2022. Also pictured is Todd Higdon (R), count…

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A new covid variant, named Omicron, discovered in South Africa has raised alarm bells globally over the past week and led to travel bans. Meanwhile, local and state covid cases have remained low recently compared to periods of surging cases.

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Teaching wasn’t Whitney Hardigree’s first career, but it’s one she’s thriving at. Hardigree, a healthcare science instructor at Empower College and Career Center, was recently named the district-wide Teacher of the Year for the Jackson County School System.

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners is now scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote Dec. 14 on a newly-proposed county ordinance that would allow for the installation of speed humps on county-maintained roads within subdivisions where speed-control devices are deemed warranted and wh…

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There are almost two million people estimated to be living with hepatitis B in the U.S. Almost a quarter of those people will be at risk of premature death from liver disease or liver cancer due to long-term, chronic infection.  The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) h…

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) recently announced the suspension of lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Wednesday, November 24, at 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday, November 28. These statewide lane closure restrictions will help to reduce traff…

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The Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority’s financial director Judy Smith presented the board with its third quarter  financial report in addition to her monthly operating report for September on Nov. 18

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Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center received an ‘A’ in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.