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Out of concern for the health and well-being of the cooperative’s customer-owners, Walton EMC’s board of directors voted to modify the 2020 event and take care of necessary business by allowing customer-owners to participate from the safety of their vehicles.

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Marty Wynn has been named chief financial officer at Piedmont Walton Hospital, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the health care industry to Walton County.

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Mytex Polymers US Corp. will make a $7 million investment to expand its Newton County facility.

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Small businesses in Walton County stand to receive up to $2,500 in grants in a partnership between the local Chamber of Commerce and Facebook.

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Loganville will get its first Chicken Salad Chick restaurant next month.

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A South Korean battery manufacturer is planning to build a second electric vehicle battery plant in Jackson County, Reuters reported Tuesday.

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Walmart will cut the number of customers allowed in stores starting Saturday as it tries to reduce further the risk of COVID-19.

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While some people have either lost their job or been sent home without pay due to the spread of COVID-19, some companies are looking to expand their workforce both in part-time and full-time positions.

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Silver Queen, at this point, needs very little introduction to Monroe.

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A son and his father are opening a dentist’s office together in Monroe.

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In July of 2009, Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond spoke to a gathering of about 100 people in Walton County about Georgia’s, and America’s, struggling economy.

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Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday said Lidl US, a grocery retailer, will build a $100 million regional distribution center in Covington.

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State energy regulators approved a rate increase for Georgia Power Co. on Tuesday that will raise its basic service fee for residential customers during the next three years by $168 a year.

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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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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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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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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 V…

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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 …

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Downtown Monroe will abound with flowers this Saturday morning, the city hosts the Monroe Blooms Flower Festival from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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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Dr. Richard Jacob is going skydiving at the Monroe-Walton Airport on Saturday. It won’t be his first time.

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It’s quiet now, at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm. The fields and green houses sit untended, filling with weeds.

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Warmer weather means it’s time for concerts in two of Walton County’s downtowns.

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The Antiques Capital of Georgia is losing its largest dealer of old but not forgotten things. Ian Henderson’s Antique Mall will shut down on June 30, after close to 20 years in Monroe, the last seven at the Walton Mill on South Broad Street.

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Shane Short has been at the head of the Development Authority of Walton County since 2013. He's the county's point person for recruiting new companies to Walton County and developing existing ones. His job is a complicated one, full of code names, secret negotiations and arcane tax breaks, b…

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The pigs at Jensen’s Reserve, a small farm in Loganville, do not look like most pigs.

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Note: We're starting a new, feature in this business section called 5 Questions. We'll be asking various people involved with business in Walton County five questions about what they do, how they do it, and the challenges they face. We hope you learn something. First up, Walton EMC CEO Ronnie Lee.

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J.T. Anderson worked from home for three years. He was living in Grayson and running an IT company he founded.

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Three employees of Bank of Madison recently were promoted to new positions at Bank of Madison and Bank of Social Circle.

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After serving as the town’s Main Street Director for several years, Velinda Hardy is leaving Social Circle.

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A little over a year ago, China decided to stop buying our junk.

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Technical colleges provide a crucial leg-up to all kinds of people in all kinds of places, which in turn benefits everyone. Walton County is no different.

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As part of George Walton Academy’s Winter Term, students could take an entrepreneurial class where they take a service project, business or product, develop a pre-launch plan and present it to a panel of Walton County community members.

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Loganville City Manager Danny Roberts often says his city his four years into a 10-year process toward reviving downtown.

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Angela Smith spends about $55 on gas every week, mostly driving from Monroe to Oxford every day for work.