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Forty-five years ago, in 1975, the sounds of gunshots echoed off the sides of Fort Mountain.  It wasn’t a hunting party or a feud, it was the sounds of an old west shootout and it occurred … more
Madison Cagle believes that sexual abuse of children is a major problem and she wants to see more Americans mobilized to fight it. Cagle, a Chatsworth resident, joined with about three dozen … more
By Jimmy Espy Editor The Black Bear festival will go on in October, but will look different than the 2019 version. The event’s board of directors voted last week to hold the popular … more
WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved Georgia for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program. FEMA’s grant funding will allow Georgia to provide $300 per week -- … more
The U.S. Census Bureau has begun following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate of 64.1%, the Census Bureau … more
The evolving political back-and-forth on whether Georgia should require facial coverings in public entered a new phase this past week as Gov. Brian Kemp allowed cities and counties to mandate … more
Submitted by Chamber of Commerce The Chatsworth-Eton-Murray County Board of Directors has decided to move forward with the Black Bear Festival Oct. 17-18 this year.This year’s festival will … more
U.S. Census workers are now going door-to-door in Murray County, seeking information which could help provide millions of dollars in funding for a wide range of local programs. The workers will … more
Neither a global pandemic nor a healthy summer shower could stop the 23rd annual Spring Place Community Festival on Saturday. The event, which is … more
By Jimmy Espy Thanks to an infusion of federal cash, Commissioner Greg Hogan has decided to trim the property tax rate for county residents. The millage rate … more
Anthony Leon “Tony” Brown isn’t talking. Brown, a 35-year-old Crandall resident, is jailed and charged with two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault with a vehicle and … more
So, what’s new with YOU guys? Y’all may have noticed a few changes in the newspaper you’re holding. Believe me, there have been some changes this week in producing it. In the … more
Murray County will have a new sheriff in 2021 and his name is Jimmy Davenport. Davenport defeated Dekota Boling by a slender 160-vote margin, 3,161 to 3,001, in a county-wide runoff election on … more
The Democratic Party of Georgia filed a lawsuit Thursday to force Georgia election officials to take steps to cut down long lines at voting precincts ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.The lawsuit … more
ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is asking Congress for $500 billion in aid to state governments suffering the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to U.S. Sen. … more
  PRESS RELEASE On July the 29th at approximately 1918 hours, the Murray County Sheriffs Office and the Georgia State Patrol responded to the area of Hwy 411 North at or near the address … more
Anyone who knows former Murray County head football coach John Zeigler will readily tell you that he is one of the all-time comedic characters in school history. The wickedly sarcastic Zeigler and … more
Chatsworth voters will decide if they want beer and wine sold by the package on Sundays, thanks to a unanimous vote of the city council on Monday. Council voted to hold a referendum on Sunday … more
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