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5 Questions with Monroe Electric and Telecom Director Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson heads up Monroe’s Electricity and Telecommunications Department, putting him in charge of getting residents electricity and internet. Here, he talks about Monroe’s growing high-speed fiber network, and tries  to explain the mysteries and future of 5G wireless networks, which Verizon recently brought to parts of Atlanta.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Walton County's economy, in four charts
Posted: July 17, 2019

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Fred's said this week it will close its Social Circle store.

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Wednesday 06/26/2019
5 questions with Lenzy Reid, Executive Director of Athens Tech in Walton County
Posted: June 26, 2019

Athens Technical College’s branch in Monroe provides a link between school and the growing number of industries in Walton County and the surrounding area. Here, Executive Director Lenzy Reid talks about how the school equips the area’s workforce and what skills are in demand in this part of the world.

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Saturday 06/22/2019
Banking executive Kip Herndon retiring at month's end
Posted: June 22, 2019

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
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Posted: June 19, 2019

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Posted: June 19, 2019

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Downtown is set to bloom on Saturday
Posted: June 12, 2019

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
5 questions with Dessa Morris
Posted: May 29, 2019

Workforce is often the number one concern companies have when thinking about locating in Walton County. They are unsure the area has enough skilled labor to meet their needs. A big part of Dessa Morris’ job is to change that.

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Walton County has seen high temperatures in the 90s for a solid week. How hot has it been?

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