The COVID-19 outbreak has meant one of the most jarring economic downturns in the nation’s history, but the developers of a local shopping project say they aren’t seeing an impact on their plans.

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The board of On Stage community theater has halted productions, postponing the spring performance of "Driving Miss Daisy."

The leader of Walton County’s hospital is urging the county and its cities to order residents to shelter in place, in hopes of stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas will suspend production in Monroe from Saturday through Tuesday in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. has settled a federal lawsuit over a local worker’s need for more restroom breaks.

About 3,000 signatures are needed in a petition to give Monroe voters a chance to attract the county’s second liquor store.

James M. “Jim” Robertson, a former sheriff’s deputy and county employee, is running for a seat on the Board of Commissioners.

One person was seriously hurt in a crash Monday on Michael Etchsion Road in Monroe.

A 16-year-old driver was arrested after a high-speed car chase in Morgan and Walton counties ended in a Monroe neighborhood.

County commissioners will fill several slots Tuesday as they begin the final year of the current term.

Emory Lewis, a former president of Walton County’s oldest and largest bank, died this week at his North Carolina home.

In the same year the state saw a major transition in leadership as Gov. Brian Kemp began his term as the successor to Nathan Deal, Walton County saw numerous shifts in leadership all over the county throughout the entire year.

Animal rights activists thought their year of lobbying the Walton County Board of Commissioners was about to pay off. In the end, they just felt jerked around.

Walton County’s cities are looking to make some major changes in the years to come, and both Loganville and Monroe at the forefront of those shifts with some aggressive choices ready to transform aspects of the towns going forward.

Retired Master Sgt. Mark Allen, the Army veteran who suffered serious injuries in Afghanistan a decade before, died in October. The county also remembered someone who died in service much earlier.

Charles M. Ferguson, who served three decades as district attorney of the Pataula Circuit and prosecuted the killer in one of Georgia's most notorious murder cases, died this weekend.

A fire Tuesday in Monroe has been ruled an arson, and state investigators are asking for your help.

The City Council found no basis for an employee’s claims of racial discrimination when she didn’t get a promotion.

State investigators said a man refused to comply with police officers then suddenly accelerated his Jeep as they tried to talk to him after a dispute at a hotel.

The Monroe City Council has called a special meeting for a grievance hearing involving a current employee on Tuesday afternoon.

A longtime Walton County teacher was charged with public intoxication after being arrest outside her school.

A memorial service will be Tuesday for Richard Reeves Felker, a Monroe native who died last week at age 90.

Funeral services will be Thursday for Myrtle Shields, who taught school here for decades and helped her husband as he made the Monroe Girls Corps known around the country.

In the end, the state said it couldn’t prove Jamie Whited was there when her husband caused the injuries that led to their infant daughter’s death.