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  1. Leopards snap skid, stay in 8-2A playoff raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Banks County snapped a two-game losing and at the same time kept itself in the middle of the Region 8-2A playoff race with a 24-12 win over Putnam County on the road. The Leopards moved into a third-place tie with Elbert County and the two teams will close out the regular season on Nov. 2 in Homer.

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  2. Vietnam veterans honoredRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 17 | MainStreetNews.com

    Forty-nine Vietnam veterans were recognized Saturday, Oct. 13, at a ceremony at Banks County High School. "We are humbled and blessed to give you a 'thank you' for your service," Dan Walker, post commander of American Legion Post 215 of Homer, stated.

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  3. Overturned tractor-trailer blocks traffic on Ga. 51 SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Traffic on Ga. 51 South between Homer and Lula was impacted for several hours Tuesday afternoon while crews worked to clear an overturned truck.

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  4. Bridgeman: Smorgasbord remains good description for papersRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 13 | Barrow County News

    ... the year in Commerce and volunteers for a local charity, also in Commerce. This week I will be at council meetings in Homer and Statham. Every Friday we have people scattered around a good chunk of the state, following our football teams. Reports of ...

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  5. Homer works on comprehensive planRead the original story

    Friday Oct 12 | MainStreetNews.com

    Work continues on the Town of Homer's comprehensive plan. Adam Hazell, Georgia Mountain Regional Commission, presented the draft of the plan at a meeting on October 2. No citizens came out for the presentation, only three staff members were in attendance.

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  6. Thomas ThompsonRead the original story

    Monday Oct 1 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... and Juanita Holley Thompson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leon Kay Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a member of Homer United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Men's Club. He was a United States Army Korean ...

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  7. Thomas ThompsonRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 27 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... and Juanita Holley Thompson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leon Kay Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a member of Homer United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Men's Club. He was a United States Army Korean ...

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  8. SOFTBALL: Tigers rolling as region tourney draws closerRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 26 | MainStreetNews.com

    Last week, the Commerce Tiger softball team avenged earlier losses to region foes George Walton and Prince Avenue. The win over George Walton gave the Tigers 10 wins in a row as the team headed to Homer on Monday night to play the Banks County Leopards.

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  9. Softball: Leopards finish the regular season 17-5Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 26 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... Region 8-AA crown. But first the Leopards will need to get by their first-round matchup, which takes place today in Homer. The Leopards will play host to Oglethorpe County. If game is Thursday. On Monday night, though, the Leopards saw their ...

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  10. BOC says 'No' to horse racingRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 25 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... some concerns about whether people would be betting on the horse races, although Brown said this would not be allowed. Homer attorney Jim David also spoke on behalf of Brown and said that off-duty officers would be used at the site to enforce all of ...

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  11. Football: Leopards ready for region home opener vs. Oglethorpe Co.Read the original story

    Sep 19, 2018 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... Circle. The result was a successful trip: 32-10 win. This week, the Leopards (2-2, 1-0 Region 8-AA) are back home in Homer to take on another region foe: Oglethorpe County. The Leopards are 9-10 in the all-time series against Oglethorpe County. ...

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  12. Party in the Porch 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | NBC Dallas

    ... and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography from the ...

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  13. Football: Walker, Leopards roll by Eagles, 50-10Read the original story

    Sep 12, 2018 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... head coach Jay Reid his first win in Banks County blue in convincing fashion, a 50-10 dismantling of East Jackson in Homer. "He (Walker) is a good player and we're going to rely on our guys to make plays," said Reid. "We want to put them into ...

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  14. Walker's 5 touchdowns lead Banks into win columnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Terrance Walker scored 5 touchdowns to lead Banks County football to its first win of the season with authority on Friday night, as the Leopards defeated East Jackson 50-10 in Homer. Walker just missed out on 6 touchdowns, fumbling just before crossing the end zone on the first score of the game -- but teammate Braxton Simpson pounced on the loose ball for an 8-0 lead in the first quarter.

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  15. Banks Co. 50, East Jackson 10: Leopards' Walker has monster night in rout of EaglesRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2018 | MainStreetNews.com

    East Jackson notched a road win last week at Oglethorpe County, but Banks County put any thoughts of a winning streak to rest Friday, downing the Eagles 50-10 in Homer. The Leopards were led by a freight-train rushing night from senior Terrance Walker, who carried the ball 21 times for 247 yards and five scores.

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  16. 'Bob' MyersRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2018 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... work outside. Mr. Myers was the last of his immediate family. Survivors include his loving wife, Doris Aaron Myers, Homer; daughter, Wanda Frye, Greensboro, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Collins and Willie, Fayetteville, N.C.; granddaughter ...

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  17. 46th annual Holiday Festival planned Aug. 31-Sept. 1Read the original story

    Aug 29, 2018 | MainStreetNews.com

    The 46th annual Homer Holiday Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1, in downtown Homer.

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  18. Football: Leopards fall to Jackson Co. in season openerRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2018 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... gained only 174 total yards, had a punt blocked and gave up an opening-drive safety. All of this led to a 23-0 loss in Homer to open the season. It is third-straight season the Leopards have lost to the Panthers to open the season. The Leopards ...

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  19. Jackson Co. 23, Banks Co. 0: Defensive-minded Panthers post shutout in openerRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2018 | MainStreetNews.com

    The last two seasons, the Jackson County Panthers and Banks County Leopards have opened the season to close battles with the Panthers coming out on top. On Friday night, the result was the same with Panthers opening the season with a win but in more dominating fashion, shutting out the Leopards 23-0 in Homer.

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  20. Tornado Warning Source: Weather CentralRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WSB-TV

    GAC011-172000- Banks GA- 335 PM EDT FRI AUG 17 2018 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EDT FOR BANKS COUNTY... At 334 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Homer, moving east at 15 mph. HAZARD...Tornado.

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