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Oops, city water problem was EPD error
If William Shakespeare hadn't already used it, "Much Ado About Nothing" could be used to describe last week's drinking water crisis in Commerce.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Commerce council OKs zoning amendment, 'payroll benefit'
The Commerce City Council made quick work of a short agenda Monday night, approving an amendment to its zoning ordinance and giving employees an extra week's pay in the process.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Commerce residents told to boil city water
Faced with three samples that the Environmental Protection Division says contained bacterial contamination, the Commerce Water System has issued a "boil water advisory" until further notice.
Nunn, Perdue square off in first Senate debate
Michelle Nunn was less than halfway through her opening remarks in Thursday's Senate debate when she began attacking David Perdue.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
19 indicted in Alzheimer's Care case
A Jackson County grand jury handed down indictments last Wednesday against 18 people on 90 counts related to elder abuse that allegedly occurred at the now-closed Alzheimer's Care of Commerce.
Annie Ruth Stephens
Annie Ruth Stephens, 87, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Northridge Medical Center.
Jackson County authorities seek leads on identity of entering auto suspect
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify a woman they believe was involved in a rash of entering auto cases in the Staghorn subdivision of Nicholson.
Voters to again cast ballot on alcohol sales
Banks County voters will once again get the opportunity to decide whether Sunday alcohol sales, by the drink, will be allowed in the county.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Commerce wins grant for Boys & Girls Club
Commerce is among the Georgia communities to be awarded community development block grants for 2014 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Ollie Josephine Harris Savage, 81, died Saturday, August 16, 2014. at her residence.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Grand jury returns 90-count indictment in Commerce Alzheimer's abuse case
A Jackson County grand jury this week returned a 90-count indictment alleging widespread abuse at an Athens-area Alzheimer's care facility.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Jackson County's three school systems unique in Georgia
Jackson County has a distinction no other Georgia county can claim: It's the only county in the state with three public school systems.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Rec. Department, city schools eye weapons policy
In spite of the General Assembly's decision to allow concealed weapons in diverse places, it appears that Commerce area residents will not be allowed to bring concealed weapons to school or recreation department events.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Madison County blotter
PLAYING WITH FIRE: On July 28, a deputy was patrolling through Danielsville when he saw a boy in the playground of Danielsville Baptist Church with what appeared to be a fire on the swing set seat.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Authorities investigate fatal wreck in Commerce
Authorities have confirmed at least one person died Wednesday afternoon in a traffic accident in Commerce.
World Crown 300 Rewind: Sanders finally triumphs in 2005
Ronnie Sanders scored several wins at Gresham Motorsports Park over the years, but it took him 22 years to win its biggest event, the World Crown, in 2005.
Wayne Wilbanks, 66, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Wilbanks was born in Commerce, son of the late Dewitt and Louise Spear Wilbanks.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Leadership Jackson Class of 2014 graduates
Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Businessman faces additional charges in Banks County
A businessman arrested in Banks County for child molestation Friday now faces an additional charge.