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The 156th Georgia General Assembly convened under the Gold Dome on Jan. 10, with 40 legislative days to accomplish the people’s business. We met mostly with all of us seated on the House floor … more
Kevin Tackett took a winding path to becoming Murray County’s Teacher of the Year. The English Language teacher at Gladden Middle School, waited 20 years to become an educator.Tackett, a native … more
ATLANTA - A constitutional amendment to prohibit non-U.S. citizens from voting in Georgia failed to gain a two-thirds majority in the state Senate Monday after Democrats charged Republicans with … more
ATLANTA – The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) has elected Madison Mayor Fred Perriman as third vice president. This puts Perriman, who has served in municipal government for nearly 40 … more
ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King asks all Georgians to exercise caution while using home heating equipment this winter. If used carelessly, heating equipment such … more
The older I get, the more disdain I have for politics and most politicians. It’s a gnawing, constant feeling but there are days when it flares.That happened last week when President Joe Biden, … more
Andrea Morrow, who has worked at Murray County High School for 15 years as a teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal, will become the school’s principal in July.Morrow will replace … more
Craig Vaughn was looking over the old sawmill property he’d just purchased in north Chatsworth when something told him to look up. Attached to the bottom of a rafter was a sign that said, … more
A blast of wintry weather that blew through Murray County over the weekend caused very few problems for residents, according to county officials.However, as of lunch time on Tuesday, Ga. Hwy 52 at … more
ATLANTA - With winter weather predicted to hit parts of north Georgia and metro Atlanta this weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) is actively preparing and coordinating … more
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp asked Georgia lawmakers Thursday to use a record budget surplus to raise the salaries of teachers and state employees and hire more nurses and state troopers.In his fourth … more
ATLANTA – “We are pleased that Gov. Kemp continues to keep public education at the forefront of his agenda,” said Lisa Morgan, kindergarten teacher and president of the Georgia … more
ATLANTA – Sub-Freezing temperatures and the likelihood of precipitation may make for challenging driving conditions across north Georgia beginning Saturday evening. AAA – The Auto Club … more
The Georgia General Assembly convened on Monday. For Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Dist. 11) it will be his last year representing a large portion of Murray County. New legislative districts will be in place … more
The City of Eton approved a $1.35 million balanced budget at its regular meeting this month.The budget doesn’t deviate very much from its 2021 iteration and has remained mostly unchanged since … more
Murray County has a national champion.Ladd McConkey and his University of Georgia teammates beat Alabama, 33-18, on Monday, giving the Bulldogs their first National Championship since 1980.It was a … more
The New Year is upon us and so is the 2022 legislative session which began on Monday. We returned to the Gold Dome, marking the second year of the current term. Given the upcoming election … more
Average gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.10/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 5,883 stations in Georgia. Prices in Georgia are 3.8 … more
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers didn’t let the start of the 2022 General Assembly session Monday get in the way of college football’s national championship game.The state House and Senate … more
Beginning Jan. 15, MAKO Medical COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites in Dalton and Woodstock will open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is in addition to the time these sites operate each Monday … more
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