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Some positions in the Walnut Grove city government are vacant, at least for a month, while new leaders get the lay of the land.

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.

A police chase ended when a sheriff’s deputy used his car to disable the suspect vehicle as it pulled into a school parking lot.

Walnut Grove Mayor Lamar Lee has been in the public eye for 20 years.

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The Walnut Grove City Council has called a special work session for Tuesday night to discuss the budget.

A woman is being held without bond in the Walton County jail after her arrest on drug trafficking charges.

Classes at Walnut Grove Elementary School were being held under a low-level lockdown Wednesday morning.

Destinee Long, a senior from Walnut Grove High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed.

A former Walnut Grove High School teacher and coach is being investigated for alleged sexual conduct with a student.

Steven Moore and Linda Pilgrim received 40 votes a piece (36.04 each) and will fill the two at large seats on the Walnut Grove City Council.

Voters in the four largest cities of Walton County will have plenty of choices when they go vote Nov. 7.

Walton County’s largest cities are challenging the tax rate set for them by the county.

The Walnut Grove mayor and City Council have begun advertising a proposed 6-mill property tax for residents.

Social Circle police are looking for answers and swatting rumors after a recent high school graduate was shot early Thursday morning.

A bus driver with 10 years in the Walton County school system was fired from her job a week after a crash that injured multiple students.

A local woman is continuing to recover in an Athens hospital after a head-on crash. State troopers think alcohol was involved.

School officials pulled a bus driver off the road this week after a crash that sent several students to the hospital.

Kevin Little will begin his fifth term leading the county government in 2017, and familiar issues will top his agenda.

Shots were fired in what is being investigated as a possible road rage incident — and maybe a case of self-defense — in the Walnut Grove area late Saturday afternoon.

Walnut Grove won its first game Thursday to earn a rematch with Buford in the state high school softball tournament.

Two recent students of Walnut Grove High School have been identified as victims of a fatal house fire near Duluth.

MONROE — No foul play was seen in the preliminary investigation of the death of an infant in Walton County