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* Middle school teacher David Bean was overseeing two three-day science camps at Murray County High School. One camp was for ages 8-10; the other was for ages 11-14. The classes were part of the … more
The path to the 85th graduation ceremony of the Conasauga Circuit Drug Court – held May 19 at Edwards Park and also available to watch over the internet via Zoom - has been filled with plenty … more
ATLANTA - A form of highly contagious bird flu has been detected in a backyard farm in Toombs County, the first outbreak in Georgia this year, the state Department of Agriculture reported.Late last … more
In response to Executive Order 13985, the Department of Veterans Affairs has now released its Equity Action Plan.The order, signed in January 2021, was intended to bring equity to underserved … more
ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Community Health voted Thursday to seek federal approval of a plan to extend Medicaid coverage to new mothers for up to one year after their babies are born.The … more
Murray County voters returned two school board members, a state senator and a member of the state House in voting last week.All four incumbents won their races in the Republican Party Primary and … more
As we stepped away from the 2022 legislative session, we stepped into a heated primary election cycle which concluded, Tuesday, May 24. I encourage you to further study policies and issues which … more
As an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam, Bruce Kendrick was on missions where men were killed in combat. As Memorial Day approaches, he thinks of a fellow officer in particular.“One lieutenant … more
ATLANTA - Going into last Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary, former U.S. Sen. David Perdue's challenge of incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp was threatening to tear the GOP apart, potentially easing … more
We recently had Second Chance Month, courtesy of a presidential proclamation. Its goal was to "provide meaningful redemption and rehabilitation for formerly imprisoned persons." It requires, per the … more
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Thursday extending the suspension of the state gasoline sales tax through July 14.The General Assembly passed legislation in March suspending the … more
(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
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