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LR Burger opens

Downtown Monroe added another restaurant on Monday when LR Burger joined the growing number of eateries popping up in the area.

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Suit pits city, developers over apartments on Baker Street
Posted: September 18, 2019

Since May 2017, the city of Monroe has been negotiating a lawsuit with Monroe-Walton Properties, a development company owned by George Baker Jr. and his son George Baker III.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
Feds sue Hitachi over bathroom breaks
Posted: September 04, 2019

The federal government has sued a local company over its alleged failure to give a worker extra bathroom breaks, then firing her.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
5 Questions with Monroe Electric and Telecom Director Brian Thompson
Posted: August 07, 2019

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

Economic indicators point toward continued growth in the Walton County economy, but the area is still shaking off effects of the recession.

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Fred's to close in Social Circle
Updated: July 17, 2019 - 3:07 pm

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

Kip Herndon will retire later this month after a long career in banking.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
South on Broad opens doors
Posted: June 19, 2019

Adam Bailey wants it all to be perfect.

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