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Kemp touts state’s manufacturing power

Kemp touts state’s manufacturing power

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A few days ago in Swainsboro, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced his “Georgia Made” tour. Over the next few weeks, he’ll be traveling across that state to highlight companies that make things in the Peach State.

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3 plead guilty in federal drug trafficking case

3 plead guilty in federal drug trafficking case

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A Loganville man who already faces a murder charge pleaded guilty last week to a federal drug crime.

Suit pits city, developers over apartments on Baker Street

Suit pits city, developers over apartments on Baker Street

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Since May 2017, the city of Monroe has been negotiating a lawsuit with Monroe-Walton Properties, a development company owned by George Baker J…

Study points to areas of need

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Substance abuse, transportation and mental health might be the biggest issues facing Walton County right now.

2 from Loganville charged in LA phone scam

2 from Loganville charged in LA phone scam

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Deputies from Los Angeles County came to Loganville to arrest a man they said posed as one of their own to bilk people out of cash.

Chief ADA McGinley to seek top prosecutor role

Chief ADA McGinley to seek top prosecutor role

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After eight years of prosecuting cases, Alcovy Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant District Attorney Randy McGinley has announced his intent to r…

State to improve intersections

State to improve intersections

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Several busy intersections across Walton County will be improved over the coming months.

2 judges to retire in 2020

2 judges to retire in 2020

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The Alcovy Circuit bench, long a model of stability, will see a bit of an overhaul after the 2020 elections.

DA Zon looks to make history in run for judge

DA Zon looks to make history in run for judge

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District Attorney Layla Zon will not seek reelection in 2020, but instead will throw her name in the hat to take the bench after Superior Cour…

Alcohol – council’s ‘favorite subject’ – comes up again with new rules possible

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LOGANVILLE — Since March, the city of Loganville’s alcohol rules have lurched to and fro more than a drunk staggering through an alley.

FISH asks city to extend deadline on utility cutoff

FISH asks city to extend deadline on utility cutoff

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Around 25 residents of the Conestoga Mobile Home Park attended the Monroe City Council’s Tuesday night meeting to voice their concerns and fea…

Walton, United

Walton, United

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As the United Way of Walton County kicked off another fundraising campaign with its annual presentation to the Walton County Chamber of Commer…

City Council to level moratorium

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The Loganville City Council will likely approve a 60-day moratorium on rezones to R-22 Overlay, the city’s densest zoning classification.

Towns working on 5G tower rules

Towns working on 5G tower rules

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5G is coming. Just like 4G before it, the technology will make smartphones and other devices faster and capable of processing more data than e…

Local man charged in shopping center bomb scare

Local man charged in shopping center bomb scare

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Police responding to a bomb threat found a Loganville man with two backpacks on the roof of a shopping center.

Many would give anything for Gwinnett's problems

Many would give anything for Gwinnett's problems

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A common refrain from Walton County residents is they don't want the problems of their neighbor to the west.

What do local governments want?

What do local governments want?

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If Walton County to avoid becoming like Gwinnett County, it will take planning. Because much of the inertia, the private development, and the …

More than auto traffic

More than auto traffic

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The biggest obstacle to Walton County’s growth is under all of our feet.

Feds sue Hitachi over bathroom breaks

Feds sue Hitachi over bathroom breaks

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

Into the jungle

Into the jungle

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Georgia may well be ground zero in the battle for the nation’s political future next year.