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Boot Barn is now open at 243 Steven B. Tanger Boulevard at Banks Crossing. Manager Priscilla Moran is shown at the ribbon cutting with members of the Banks County Chamber of Commerce/CVB, business leaders and government officials. The hours at the business are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays throug…

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On Friday, Jan. 13, personnel with Barrow County Emergency Services gathered at Bethlehem Church for its annual awards banquet. The night was an occasion to recognize some members of the department for their exemplary service last year as well as some partnerships with community members.

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Coming in summer 2023, the Center for Innovative Teaching park will be home to the only "Barrow-saurus" in the world. This unique and challenging playground climbing rope feature will give children and parents the opportunity to climb and play together. Families in Barrow will be able to enj…

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Candidates for state House District 119 were asked: What do you see as the top three challenges you’ll face if elected and how will you address these issues for Barrow/Jackson County citizens?

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Joe Holt has retired as chairman of the Jackson County Board of Adjustment. Holt has served on the board for 25 years. Pictured are: Brodriche Jackson, Joe Holt, Shirley Turner, Walter Barnett and Les Knoblock.

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The Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA), in conjunction with the Superior Court Clerks of Georgia, has announced a free, consumer-friendly process that notifies property owners any time filings are made related to their registered property.

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The Winder Housing Authority Board of Directors will hold a special board meeting to propose Resolution 675 to approve submission of its application for the 2023 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) grant Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at 163 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winder..

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The 2023 Jackson County Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, held on Monday, Jan. 16, featured six service projects across the county and 150 local volunteers. Projects included garden construction at East Jackson Comprehensive High School and the Jefferson City Schools Early Learning Cen…

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The Maysville City Council recently voted to approve the qualifying fees for the November 2023 election. The council also reappointed four officials, approved the design for the LED pole kits for Maysville City Park, and discussed a business license renewal for Browning Metal Finishing.

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The the bridge over State Route 59 over the Hudson River has been re-opened. Construction on the replacement bridge began on January 7, 2022, and was scheduled to be completed by January 31, 2023.

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A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 17 in connection to the murder of his wife at their home in the 300 block of Crescent Drive in Gainesville, according to a press release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office (HCSO). 

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A story in the Jan. 18 issue of The Jackson Herald had the wrong date listed for the Commerce Easter Parade and spring fling. The event will be held on April 8. We apologize for the error.

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The Barrow County Board of Commissioners tabled a request to rezone roughly 45 acres from agricultural (AG) to high-density residential (R-3) to allow the development of a 187-lot open space neighborhood with mixed residential uses on W Star Street and Carl Bethlehem Road. A Future Land Use …

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A request has been withdrawn to rezone property on Homer Road in Commerce to allow a convenience store and strip mall retail center. The applicant may be planning to revise the project before moving forward.

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The Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority will meet at 3 p.m., Jan. 20 at 94 Spring Lake Drive in Danielsville.

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The Madison County Clean Power Coalition will host a meeting at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 at the Madison County Senior Center on Hwy. 98 to discuss the county comprehensive land use plan and noise ordinance.