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Kristopher Drummond

Kristopher William Drummond, 29, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014. Born in Lawrenceville, on May 05, 1985, he was the son of Kim Drummond Patterson of Gainesville and the late Jerald Drummond.

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Related Topix: Hall County, GA, Gainesville, GA, Georgia, Jackson County, GA, Pendergrass, GA, Lula, GA, Alto, GA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

David Cochran named Maysville police chief

David Cochran will succeed Clarence Sullens as chief of the Maysville Police Department.

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Related Topix: Cochran, GA, Bleckley County, GA, Jackson County, GA, Maysville, GA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

David Cochran named Maysville police chief

David Cochran will take the place of Clarence Sullens as chief of the Maysville Police Department.

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Related Topix: Cochran, GA, Bleckley County, GA, Jackson County, GA, Maysville, GA

MainStreetNews.com

Voters to again cast ballot on alcohol sales

Banks County voters will once again get the opportunity to decide whether Sunday alcohol sales, by the drink, will be allowed in the county.

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Related Topix: Fire, Baldwin, GA, Commerce, GA, Jackson County, GA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times

Eyes on the road: Gainesville hopes to restart its tree project

Gainesville hopes to restart efforts to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

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Related Topix: Hall County, GA, Gainesville, GA, Baldwin, GA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

Ollie Savage

Ollie Josephine Harris Savage, 81, died Saturday, August 16, 2014. at her residence.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, GA, Maysville, GA, Hall County, GA, Gillsville, GA, Commerce, GA, Homer, GA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Two hurt in Banks County motorcycle wreck

An Athens man was airlifted and his wife was taken by ambulance after a motorcycle wreck near Baldwin Saturday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Baldwin, GA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

BOE considering offering trips abroad

Commerce High School students may soon get to travel abroad as part of their course of study.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Kids, Jackson County, GA, Commerce, GA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

New Cornelia police chief honors officers for work

New Cornelia Police Chief Chad Smith took a few minutes this week to recognize the work of detectives in his office and an officer from Alto.

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Related Topix: Cornelia, GA, Habersham County, GA, Alto, GA

Wed Aug 06, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

B.C. Grant Church hosts 15th annual archery shoot

B.C Grant Baptist Outdoor Ministries of Alto expects to host more than 1000 people at its 15th annual archery shoot on Saturday, August 9. The family event includes activities for all ages, including archery competition, non-competition events, and door prize drawings for all in attendance.

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Related Topix: Alto, GA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Banks Co. man faces additional sex charges

Authorities have brought additional charges against a Banks County businessman arrested for child molestation on Friday after new allegations have surfaced.

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Related Topix: Commerce, GA, Jackson County, GA

Sat Aug 02, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

SportsTech officials issue memo about presidents arrest

Officials for SportsTech USA, Inc., are speaking out about Friday's arrest of the company's president, 67-year-old Will Doc 'Buddy' Fowlkes Jr., of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Commerce, GA, Jackson County, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

List of those facing charges for abuse and neglect at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce

The following people face criminal charges in connection with alleged abuse and neglect of residents at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce: a- Donna Hanner Wright, 58, Loganville: Financial exploitation of a disabled adult; cruelty to an adult 65 years or older; abuse of a disabled person; neglect of a disabled person; failure to report abuse, neglect or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Homer, GA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

MainStreetNews.com

Businessman charged with child molestation

A Banks County businessman was charged with child molestation by the Banks County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Commerce, GA, Jackson County, GA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Milledgeville girl drowns in Oconee River

A 12-year-old girl playing in the Oconee River was swept away and drowned Wednesday night near the riverwalk.

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Related Topix: Milledgeville, GA, Baldwin County, GA, Baldwin, GA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Union-Recorder

Changes to school uniform policy

Changes are in place for the school uniform policy for Baldwin County Schools that allows more choices in colors for elementary students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Baldwin, GA

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