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As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is reminding people it’s safe to go to the doctor and encouraging you to not delay care. In addition to traditional physician visits, urgent care and emergency care, patients can now receive care from tru…

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The Barrow County Board of Education approved on Tuesday, May 4, a tentative Fiscal Year 2022 General Fund budget of $142.86 million, an increase of just under $10 million from the current fiscal year’s General Fund budget.

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The Hwy. 59 Roundabout is complete. The project was paid for with a GDOT Local Maintenance Improvement Grant and a One Georgia Grant with the Department of Community Affairs, along with the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Photo courtesy of and project built by CW Matthews Construction.

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Gov. Brian Kemp signed several bills Monday to lower the age requirement for Georgia parents to adopt children from 25 to 21, create tuition waivers for foster kids to attend in-state universities and bolster legal protections for adopted children against abuse.

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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development announced recently that the City of Winder will be the newest community to join the list of 82 cities already awarded with the designation of Accredited Main Street America™ community.

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The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services reminds residents that an annual ban on outdoor open burning is in place from May 1 through Sept. 30.

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Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past week, according to the report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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The Baldwin City Council discussed and/or approved several budget items when it met on Monday, April 26, including:

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The Banks County Board of Commissioners heard from citizens for over two hours Tuesday night who are upset about the economic direction the county is going in and has concerns about the development authority.