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ATLANTA - Republicans were headed toward sweeping the races for Georgia’s constitutional offices Tuesday night, leading all seven down-ballot contests from lieutenant governor down to insurance … more
ATLANTA - Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appeared headed toward winning a second term in office Tuesday.With 82% of the vote counted as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Kemp was leading Democratic challenger … more
ATLANTA – Georgia voters turned out in full force during the state’s early voting period, with about 2.5 million people voting early in person or by absentee ballot.The vast majority of … more
Murray County Commissioner Greg Hogan has committed to spending $4 million to extend sewer lines from Eton to north of the Appalachian Regional Port at Crandall.Hogan estimated sewer lines would be … more
ATLANTA - In late September, Georgia Power executives explained during several days of hearings before the state Public Service Commission (PSC) why the Atlanta-based utility needs a nearly 12% rate … more
A monk walks into a beer garden ...It's always amazing what thieves think they can get away with, especially when the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General starts looking their … more
ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston announced Friday he will not seek another term as leader of the legislative chamber in January, citing a health issue.“Serving as speaker of the … more
ATLANTA - Republican Brian Kemp won the governorship four years ago by narrowly defeating Democrat Stacey Abrams.While this year’s gubernatorial race pits the two in a rematch, the dynamics are … more
Chatsworth native John McClain will be signing copies of his new book, “The Designer Within: A Professional Guide to a Well-Styled Home” at Patterson Farms Design Center in Whitfield … more
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently released its 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. Suicide numbers are down, they say, for the second year in a row.At the same time, … more
Charles Renatus Hicks, Principal Chief of the Cherokee, was honored recently in a graveside program conducted by Tim Howard of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society.Chief Hicks rests in the … more
Murray County school system employees in late March will have the chance to opt in to the Social Security retirement system.Currently, school employees are not enrolled in Social Security. Instead, … more
The new Chatsworth Water Works wastewater treatment plant went into service last Thursday.The plant, which is on Water Works Way (off Duvall Road, behind the Clear Creek subdivision) provides an … more
Despite some technical problems on the first day, early voting in Murray County went well last week, according to Election Supervisor Larry Sampson.Sampson told the Times on Monday morning that more … more
Storing Food When There's No SpaceDuring the past two years when I stocked up on grocery staples, I ended up with canned foods and dry goods stored in three different places around the house.I'd have … more
ATLANTA - Georgia voters are being asked to choose between two nationally prominent Black men with deep ties to the state when they vote in a U.S. Senate race that could determine the balance of … more
Thieves must think they're smarter than the rest of us. Until they're caught, that is, and have to give up all their ill-gotten gains and spend time behind bars. Here are a few examples:The president … more
Murray County Chamber of Commerce COO Barry Gentry estimated the Black Bear Festival drew approximately 7,500 visitors over the weekend. “We sold 5,300 tickets and estimated the number of kids … more
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