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ATLANTA - A federal court ruled Friday that Georgia’s unusual system for electing members of the state Public Service Commission (PSC) violates the federal Voting Rights Act and must be changed … more
ATLANTA - Local development authorities have been at the heart of the biggest business deals in Georgia, including the record-breaking incentives that lured electric-vehicle manufacturers Hyundai and … more
Across the country there is a new mental health suicide and crisis line phone number: 988. The Department of Veterans Affairs has merged services with that number to provide an additional resource … more
The late Dick Clark said music is the soundtrack of life.New Murray High band director Scott Young understands this well. The White Oak, Virginia native has been all over the world, performing and … more
CHATSWORTH – First National Community Bank (FNCB) has outlined plans for a series of branch wide customer appreciation events to be held in the third and fourth quarters of 2022. The first … more
Chatsworth First Baptist Church will allow jury panelists to continue to assemble on church property for another year. Murray County Commissioner Greg Hogan on Monday OK’d a one-year lease … more
Three different applications for opening package stores in Chatsworth were approved unanimously on Monday by the town council.That doesn’t mean all three will open.Applicants must still be … more
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp Wednesday extended the latest temporary suspension of the state’s gasoline sales tax that had been due to expire late next week.Kemp issued two executive orders, one … more
DEAR PAW'S CORNER: The sidewalks of my small town are often littered with dog waste. There is a town ordinance requiring owners to pick up after their dogs, but it's clearly not being enforced. I … more
Have you heard of Lifeline? Started many years ago to help low-income individuals with their phone costs, it's been expanded to include internet at home, offering a $9.25 monthly discount.That $9.25 … more
Regional historian Greg Cockburn of Dalton recalls meeting a student from the archaeology department of the University of Georgia when Carters Dam was under construction in the 1960s – and some … more
A 36-year-old Chatsworth man was sentenced last week to serve 25 years in prison for killing Joshua Dewayne Petty last December.Brandon Neil Wiseman, formerly of 211 Keith Ave. in Chatsworth, pled … more
Aug. 3, 1972The General Primary (for Democrats) on Tuesday featured several hotly contested races. Former Murray County High School football Coach Doug Griffin was challenging Jimmie Witherow for … more
The owner of several construction companies has been nailed for fraud. His crime: Defrauding the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) program for the purpose of grabbing up … more
Georgia’s corn producers should be on alert for southern corn rust, a devastating disease that has been found in several Georgia counties this year, exacerbated by a warm La Niña winter … more
* A nine-year-old bicyclist was recovering after being struck by a car on Ga. Hwy. 225 in the Fashion Community. The Ford Mustang involved was driven by a 14-year-old boy. The boy was charged with … more
Ryan Dean Nichols, 31, of Cherokee Street in Chatsworth is facing a misdemeanor charge of defacing a public monument after spray painting an obscenity on a monument in front of the Murray County … more
No one was more excited last week when the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope became publicly available than a Chicagoan who grew up in Murray County.Jacob Bean, 42 and a … more
(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series.) Rather than drive a four- to five-mile gravel “haul road” out of the Carters Dam construction area in its early days, … more
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