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Alcohol laws loosening

When Southern Brewing Co. Monroe opened a few weeks ago in downtown, it was the third downtown establishment serving alcohol to open in 2019.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
Southern Brewing Company Monroe to open taps
Posted: October 23, 2019

The wave of hoppy, sour, dark, bitter and fruity beer that’s swept across America in the past 20 years or so will hit Monroe this week.

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Tuesday 10/01/2019
LR Burger opens
Updated: October 01, 2019 - 3:32 pm

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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Should the Georgia-Florida game stay in Jacksonville?

The Athens Banner-Herald reported the University of Georgia was close to signing a deal to keep the annual Georgia-Florida rivalry football game in Jacksonville, Florida. What do you think of this news?

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