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Starting when we reach age 50, our mailbox becomes flooded with frequent invitations to join AARP. At that age, we don't want to hear about anything for seniors because, in our eyes, we aren't … more
The headline of this column could actually be "What to do when your local veterans group doesn't step up to help other veterans."Because, yeah, it happens.Mostly it's for compelling reasons -- the … more
ATLANTA – The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Georgia’s “heartbeat” abortion law Wednesday, finding the ban on abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat at … more
The Murray County Board of Education on Thursday approved a package of new hires that included three new Central office positions with salaries totaling more than $225,000.Christy Ballew will become … more
Building owners in downtown Chatsworth could qualify for up to $2,500 in grants being made available by the Downtown Development Authority.Donations to the DDA by Georgia Power and the City of … more
SPRING PLACE – Friends of the Vann House volunteers and Vann House rangers are ready to welcome guests back for Vann House Days on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To celebrate the 19th century … more
The problemUsed oil is constantly being improperly disposed of and poured onto the ground or into surface waters. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that two hundred million gallons … more
  The Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living will have a Zoom telecast on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. The topic will be a spotlight on Murray County, offering information about free … more
Sometimes the results of research and studies are suspect if we don't trust the sources, but AARP and National Geographic recently published a joint study on the realities of the second half of life, … more
DEAR PAW'S CORNER: Our beloved guinea pig died suddenly this morning. I'm not sure what happened, and because there is no veterinarian near us who can treat guinea pigs, I'm searching for an answer. … more
ATLANTA – Despite the publicity surrounding last month’s series of wildfires on Georgia’s St. Catherines Island, the number of forest fires is trending lower across the Peach … more
* The third annual Appalachian wagon Train rolled out of Chatsworth to Ellijay on Saturday morning. Fifty-five wagons and 285 horseback riders made the rugged trip. Wagon Masters were Ben Messer and … more
* Two men were killed, including one from Murray County, when a car filled with people struck a train at Eton. Four other men had injuries ranging from uninjured to critical. The men who, were … more
If you're a family caregiver, or if you're a veteran receiving family care services, heads up: The Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending the annual reassessments for those in the Program of … more
ATLANTA - Despite being from different political parties, the two incumbents atop the Georgia ballot this year are leading their respective races, according to a new poll.Republican Gov. Brian Kemp … more
If you've been depending on grocery delivery or curbside pickup for the past two years, you might not know this: Many stores are continuing to have seniors-only hours.I'd tried going to seniors-only … more
Family and friends are mourning the death of a 20-year-old Canton woman who died after an accident at the Appalachian Wagontrain on Friday.Funeral services are scheduled for today for Breanna Leigh … more
CALHOUN –Join New Echota State Historic Site for Junior Ranger Day on July 22. In order to help youth ages 7-10 complete the New Echota Junior Ranger Book and earn their badge, Site rangers … more
Spring Place, one of the oldest towns in Northwest Georgia will be “cleaned up” on Saturday. The Spring Place Ruritan Club, serving the community for more than 70 years, is sponsoring a … more
The Department of Veterans Affairs has just instituted a three-tier safety program to keep veterans, visitors and staff safe from COVID at medical facilities.Starting in May the Veterans Health … more
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