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This woman named Erin spoke at the Loganville’s special meeting last Thursday’s morning. After hearing a report from real estate consultants Haddow & Co., she asked why Loganville couldn’t develop its downtown the way Monroe has.

On Tuesday, the Social Circle Board of Education wrapped up a months-long selection process by hiring Robbie Hooker as the new superintendent for Social Circle City Schools.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump brought cachet to the fight against prescription drug abuse this week with their visit to a conference on the matter in Atlanta.

Since announcing the impending departure of superintendent Todd McGhee and the search for a new superintendent for Social Circle City Schools, the Social Circle Board of Education has been working hard to ensure that search concludes in a prompt and satisfying manner.

Meeting behind closed doors is never required. Many of our local governing bodies remember that, but some seem to have a penchant for executive sessions.

It’s always good to have a second or third pair of eyes on something, whether it’s a plan for home remodeling or an article in the pages of the newspaper.

Atlanta did an amazing job as host of Super Bowl 53. We hope it won't be another 19 years before the big game returns to Georgia.

It is a note we hit quite often here in the pages of The Walton Tribune, but the tune is worth repeating, again and again: the importance of buying from locally-owned stores and supporting our native businesses.

On Saturday, the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia will square off yet again with the Yellow Jackets of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Walton County voters deserve a pat on the back for the way they have made tremendous use of the privilege that is early voting.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp is the right choice for Walton County voters in this year's governor's race.

We understand the temptation to reject any tax measure out of hand at the ballot box, but that would be the wrong approach on the SPLOST issue facing Walton County voters this fall.

On Friday, Social Circle broke ground for the renovation and expansion of the Stanton Memorial Library, a much-needed project which will pay great dividends for the community in the years to come.

Since the roadwork began at the intersection of Highway 78 with Rowe Road and Troy Smith Road, mixed reactions have been the norm for many residents and frequent travelers in the area.

Tariffs levied by the U.S. Department of Commerce on foreign uncoated groundwood paper, which is commonly used as newsprint, are a real problem for community newspapers and the newspaper industry as a whole.

Walton County’s newest treasure, a document bearing George Walton’s signature, rightfully hangs in a place of pride in the Historic Courthouse.

Just a few months ago, when Loganville was working on its budget, the city decided it was more important to hire more employees than to give substantial raises to the ones in place.

Taxpayers from Walton, Newton, Jasper and Morgan counties have carried the Joint Development Authority for a couple of decades, and now they will see some reward.

We all know that texting, taking photos or doing whatever else with the ubiquitous cell phone isn’t safe while driving.

Downtown Monroe will soon have a place for dog walking, Frisbee throwing, picnics, concerts and community, just a few blocks off Broad Street.

For the second year in a row, The Walton Tribune is the best newspaper our size in Georgia, according to the Georgia Press Association.

Fuzions, a bar with no license to sell alcohol, must get its fair chance before Monroe City Council, because its owners, like all of us, should get a fair hearing.

Republican candidates for governor Brian Kemp and Casey Cagle were in Walton County a week ago trying to launch their runoff campaigns on a mostly positive note.

For the past few weeks Walton County has honored its high school graduates with parties, final-day celebrations and commencement ceremonies.