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A young couple from Chatsworth was killed in an automobile accident in northern Murray County on Wednesday. Tommy Nickels, 19, and Kristen Nickels, 20, were killed in a crash on US 411, … more
Murray County, as of Monday afternoon, has officially registered 470 cases of COVID-19, with two deaths, according to  the Georgia Department of Public Health. Murray County has a population … more
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, one of the issues officials with the Murray County School system is the transportation needs of students. Classroom instruction is scheduled to resume on Sept. 8. … more
The 23rd annual Spring Place Community Festival is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church. A used book sale, breakfast biscuits, a bake sale, an indoor/outdoor … more
A Carmeuse employee was killed on Friday in an accident at the company’s underground mine at Cisco. Joshua Clapham, 24, of Morganton, died after a “mobile equipment accident,” … more
The Murray County Board of Education will have a called meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the BOE meeting room at the Central Office. The subject of the meeting is digital learning   more
Press Statement – Carmeuse Lime & StoneCISCO -- On July 24th, a mobile equipment accident resulted in the death
 of Joshua Clapham, an employee of Carmeuse, at our Cisco, Georgia … more
Gov. Brian Kemp’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia has been widely criticized. But the governor also has his supporters, including two lawmakers who represent Murray County in the … more
High school football in Georgia will start two weeks later than usual due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a vote Monday by the Georgia High School Association. The GHSA board … more
A motorcycle rider from Cohutta and a mother and son from Dalton were killed in automobile accidents in the county last Wednesday. Jonathan Campbell, 42, was killed when he lost control of his … more
By Beau Evans
Staff Writer
Capitol Beat News Service

Gov. Brian Kemp said Friday he favors resuming in-person classes for Georgia students instead of remote learning methods ahead of the … more
Murray County High School football coach Chad Brewer is under quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Preseason football workouts for the Indians have been suspended until July … more
Illya Copeland loved his work and he enjoyed the place he lived. “Illya loved living in the mountains,” said Steve Smith, chairman of the board of the Industrial Authority of Murray … more
Murray County school officials continue to plan for a “traditional” school year while simultaneously readying for two other possible scenarios. “Though it could definitely … more
Illya Copeland, the executive director of the Industrial Authority of Murray County, was killed on Friday in a single-vehicle accident on Fort Mountain. Copeland, who had been directing industial … more
(ATLANTA) -- Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that to fully comply with the National Voter Registration Act, the voter registration deadline for all Aug. 11 primary runoff elections is … more
Judge Jim Wilbanks summed it up succinctly. “It’s nice to be somewhere they are putting up monuments, not tearing them down,” Wilbanks told a reporter on Saturday at a ceremony … more
Deputy Jailer Michaela Elizabeth Smith, who  passed away in 2019, was remembered by two organizations at a ceremony at the Murray County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. Smith’s … more
KNOXVILLE – The Herbert College of Agriculture at the UT Institute of Agriculture has selected six new members of the Farm Credit Scholars Program, including Adella Lonas of Murray County. The … more
Murray County’s response to the U.S.  Census is lagging well behind the rest of Georgia. The U.S. Census website lists Murray’s current “self reporting” rate at 48.1 … more
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