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The new 293,700 square-foot Jackson County High School, located in Hoschton, opened its doors to an estimated 1,620 students this morning for the first day of classes. 

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Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle is being delayed again due to “productivity challenges” and additional time needing for testing and quality assurance, the Atlanta-based utility announced Thursday.

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Madison County commissioners and the county road department are working to keep a running list of roads needing improvements and upgrades.

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The Comer City Council will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 23 in the Comer Travel Museum to consider a request by Dwight McCormic to operate a personal care/group home on behalf of Modern Pathways in the two multi-family residences at 827 Hwy. 72 E. A vote will follow during the co…

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Statham Mayor Joe Piper’s veto of a recently passed city council ordinance that would have allowed backyard chickens in higher density residential areas was upheld by the council during its meeting July 20.

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In response to the latest guidance for K-12 schools issued on Tuesday (July 27) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gwinnett County Public Schools has updated its back-to-school plans to require masks, according to a press release from the school district.

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A move to outsource Barrow County ambulance services to Northeast Georgia Health Systems got the final green light July 27 by the Barrow County Board of Commissioners.

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The Madison County Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2 in the BOC meeting room in the county government complex on the county millage rate. The board will then hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the same room.

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The Maysville City Council has approved projects that will be funded if a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) is approved by Banks County voters is approved in November.

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COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in Jackson County throughout the week. Numbers began rising at the beginning of July after a month of consistently low COVID cases.

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Steve Simpson, director of the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association, presented the City of Commerce with the 2021 Water Plant of the Year award during the Commerce City Council's July 19 meeting.

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The Georgia Lottery generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs during the last fiscal year, a record that came despite a global pandemic that dampened economic activity.

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A group of citizens plan to meet Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. to share information and discuss forming an organization for the purpose of providing emergency housing for the residents of Madison County. The meeting will be held in the Jackson EMC community room on Hwy. 29 South at Spratlin Mi…