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(Editor’s note: Check our website and Facebook page after 7 p.m. for election results.) Murray County Election Supervisor Larry Sampson, as of about noon, said voting in the Primary Election … more
ATLANTA - Georgians who rely on food stamps are set to see a steep decrease in the amount of money they receive each month starting in June. That’s because increased food stamp amounts were … more
May 26, 1977Len Dal Carpet in Eton suffered a $50,000 loss when a trailer loaded with carpet was stolen from the premises.* Erline Cobb and Joyce Roberts joined the staff at Cinderella Beauty Shop on … more
ATLANTA - Early voting ahead of next week's Georgia primaries ended Friday with an all-time high of more than 850,000 voters either casting a ballot in person or returning an absentee ballot.Those … more
Honor Flights are back. After sitting out the trips for the last two years due to the pandemic, Honor Flights are up and running again.The Honor Flight Network consists of independent groups (hubs) … more
For more than a decade Murray County has been represented by a multi-person delegation in the Georgia House of Representatives. But after lawmakers got done last year redrawing district lines, the … more
Gov. Brian Kemp gave a 20-plus minute campaign speech in Chatsworth last week.He listed many of his accomplishments as governor, including his decision “to keep Georgia open” during the … more
Brad Tallent, 45, is challenging Conrad Puryear, 59, in the Republican Primary on May 24 for the District X (City) seat on the Murray County Board of Education. Puryear was appointed to the seat in … more
A teacher at Bagley Middle school has been charged with two counts of sexual battery on a child under 16 following an incident which allegedly happened at the school in January.Superintendent Steve … more
A pair of Dalton men are running for the GOP nomination for State Senate Seat 54, which represents all of Whitfield and Murray and a portion of Gordon County. No Democrats are running for the … more
Nora Humphreys Sampler of Ramhurst had strong opinions about cornbread and she wasn’t afraid to make them known.So, in 1945 when she read in the Atlanta Constitution a quote from a Texas man … more
ATLANTA - Democratic Party leaders exhorted their members to work hard to turn out voters in November in Georgia at the party’s state dinner in downtown Atlanta on Friday night. Democratic … more
ATLANTA - Primary challengers to Georgia's last two sitting Republican governors' reelection bids didn't fare well.Ray McBerry garnered only 11.6% of the vote against then-Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2006. … more
DEAR PAW'S CORNER: When I first adopted my Collie mix "Sara," I went to the dog park near my apartment every morning. I thought it would be a great place for a year-old puppy to socialize with other … more
Vacation Bible School is a big deal at many churches during the summer months, but VBS is an extra special event at Smyrna Baptist Church –and has been for decades. Several generations of some … more
The Department of Veterans Affairs has published its plan for starting up a pilot program for the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act. In the PAWS Act, the VA will do a … more
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $30.2 billion state budget Thursday that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees.The fiscal 2023 spending plan, which takes effect July 1, is just shy … more
It was only a few months ago that Kelli Reed and William “Sparky” Roberts were serving together on the Murray County Board of Education. Now, Roberts is trying to unseat Reed for the … more
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