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  1. BASKETBALL: BC heads to Putnam Co. for region showdownRead the original story

    Wednesday |

    Last week, head coach Mike Cleveland called Banks County's win over Collins Hill "one of the best wins" during his tenure in Homer. Fast-forward to last Friday vs. Stephens County at home, the Leopards "didn't respond well" to what Stephens County threw at them and fell 78-68.


  2. Ralph DaltonRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 |

    Ralph Dalton, 87, of Alto, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his residence. Born in Homer, on October 17, 1931, he was a son of the late John Odis and Mary Payne Dalton.


  3. Winter Storm Warning Source: Weather CentralRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | WSB-TV

    GAZ008-009-014>016-023-024-091200- Including the cities of Blairsville, Blood Mountain Shelter, Gaddistown, Gooch Mountain Shelter, Hawk Mountain Shelter, Ivy Log, Jones Creek, Alexanders Mill, Blue Mountain Shelter, Brasstown Bald, Gumlog, Hiawassee, Macedonia, Mountain Scene, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville, Dougherty, Fausett Lake, Juno, Len Foote Hike Inn, Lumpkin, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Gainesville, Alto, Banks Crossing, Five Points, Hollingsworth, Homer, and Pinefield Crossroads 835 PM EST Sat Dec 8 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL 1 AM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected.


  4. Gasaway, Erwin to face off in Dec. 4 electionRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 28 |

    ... ARLY VOTING Early voting is underway for the Dec. 4 election. Voters may go to the Voter Register's office in downtown Homer to cast a ballot. Early voting will be held through Nov. 30. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.


  5. Sandra Chadwick SmithRead the original story

    Monday Nov 19 |

    Sandra Chadwick Smith, 74, of Homer, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Mrs. Smith was born on January 7, 1944 in Suwanee, to the late Guy M. and Ida King Chadwick.


  6. Chestatee girls roll past Jackson County in 56-35 basketball victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 17 | The Times

    ... 14 rebounds and six assists for the Leopards on Friday. Clay Gosnell had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Banks County in Homer. Dakota Orr blocked 10 shots for the Leopards.


  7. Girls' Basketball: BC eyes more success in upcoming seasonRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 14 |

    The last time the Banks County High School girls' basketball team was on the court, the team watched as the Class AA state champs, Laney High School, celebrated an Elite Eight win in Homer to knock the Leopards out of the playoffs. Now, the Leopards hit the court for the 2018-19 season and look to erase the stinging memory for one that's more endearing.


  8. Gregory Clyde WaltersRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2018 |

    ... his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Abernathy Walters of Commerce; daughters, Tonya McDonald of Commerce and Amanda Dilbeck of Homer; sons, Thomas Abernathy of Commerce and Jamie Moore of Commerce; brothers, Barry Walters of Carnesville, William Walters of ...


  9. Election set TuesdayRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2018 |

    ... 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All early voting will be held at the Banks County Election Office, located at 226 Candler Street, Homer. Races on the ballot include the following: a Governor: Brian Kemp, Republican; Stacey Abrams, Democrat; and Ted Metz, ...


  10. Early voting under way for November electionRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2018 |

    Early voting for the Nov. 6 election will be held Mondays through Fridays through Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voting will also be offered on one Saturday, which will be Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All early voting will be held at the Banks County Election Office, located at 226 Candler Street, Homer.


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

    Oct 19, 2018 | 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.


  12. Vietnam veterans honoredRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2018 |

    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.


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

    Oct 13, 2018 | 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.


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

    Oct 13, 2018 | 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 ...


  15. Homer works on comprehensive planRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2018 |

    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.


  16. Thomas ThompsonRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2018 |

    ... 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 ...


  17. Thomas ThompsonRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2018 |

    ... 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 ...


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

    Sep 26, 2018 |

    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.


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

    Sep 26, 2018 |

    ... 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 ...


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

    Sep 25, 2018 |

    ... 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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