• Long lines, but not long waits for early voters in Murray County

    The lines are long, but it’s quieting down from Monday’s opening day of early voting, according to Connie Winkler, deputy elections superintendent. She said more than 1,000 have come through from Monday-Wednesday with numbers averaging about 450 voters per day. “I expect we will see between 6,000 and 8,000 before the end of early voting,” […]

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  • UPDATE: Wells Fargo building to become county’s tax office

    Murray County Sole Commissioner Greg Hogan announced the county’s purchase of the former Wells Fargo bank building for $385,000 to help expand county offices and give customers the option of driving through when they need to pay their taxes. Hogan wanted to assure county residents that funding for the purchase comes from both the Coronavirus […]

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  • Chatsworth honors Jasperse and Nolan at Monday’s meeting

    The City of Chatsworth honored two people at their October city council meeting. Both Rep. Rick Jasperse  and city clerk, Wilma Nolan for their efforts in helping Chatsworth. Rep. Rick Jasperse Jasperse was honored by the Georgia Municipal Association honored him for defending home rule principles in their communities. “Representative Jasperse has been a friend […]

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  • “Freedom is why” Marjorie Green speaks to Whitfield GOP

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    Protecting all freedoms, from faith to press, was Marjorie Taylor Greene’ told Whitfield County Republicans to cherish their freedom at Tuesday’s GOP meeting. Green is the Republican candidate for the 14th Congressional district. “Freedom is why we have so many people trying to come into America illegally,” she said. “It’s not for socialism.” She told […]

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  • Bus driver shortage creates problems ahead of Murray’s first day

    Bus routes will be facing a tough road come opening day Students on certain bus routes will find themselves without a bus come Tuesday’s first day of school. Steve Loughridge, superintendent of Murray County Schools said they simply won’t have the drivers. “We’ve looked at this every way possible,” he told the board of education. […]

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  • Tax com warns residents about costly go-between for car tags

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    Murray County Tax Commissioner Billy Childers is warning residents to beware of costly third-party websites advertising to renew car registration. He said the sites have exorbitant fees attached to them and those wanting to renew on-line can use the county’s website at a much lower cost. “These websites are legal,” he stressed. “The most anyone […]

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  • Loeffler speaks to crowd at Dalton brewery

    Kelly Loeffler, U.S. senate candidate, made a stop in Dalton today, as part of her state tour during the recess. She stressed that voters needed someone who was not a politician to work for them. She faces U.S. Rep. Doug Collins,  also a Republican in November. Loeffler was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill […]

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  • Whitfield commissioners see red over mask mandate

    The Whitfield commissioners saw red as residents showed up to let them know they opposed a mask mandate. A wave of Whitfield County residents turned out, most wearing red shirts, to tell the county board of commissioners they opposed a mask mandate on Monday. Although, they were told at the beginning of the meeting,  by […]

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  • Board member questions spending at Monday’s meeting

    Concerns about how much the Murray County Board of Education knows about purchase order spending came up at Monday’s BOE meeting. Board member Sparky Roberts voiced his concern that board members should see purchase orders starting at $5,000, rather than $10,000 as is the current policy. “We see everything from $10,000 to $25,000 and we […]

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  • Marjorie Greene talks COVID ahead of run-off

    Marjorie Greene is eyeing the seat for the 14th Congressional District and standing on the platform of working for the people, holding China accountable and making certain America doesn’t shut down again. Voting precincts open August 11, and early voting is underway now. In the Georgia primary, Greene had more than twice the votes as […]

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  • Murray BOE eyes $62.5 million budget, honors Doug Griffin

    The Murray County Board of Education proposed  $62.5 million dollar budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021. Superintendent Steve Loughridge said they can still make changes to the budget, but needed to have one to advertise. The budget has to be presented twice before being voted on and will be presented at the August 6 work […]

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  • Murray looks at several options for Sept. 8 first day

    Murray County students will head back to school on September 8, but what that looks like can change at anytime, depending on the Corona virus acts. The Board of Education heard several options on how school could look come fall. Steve Loughridge, Superintendent of Murray County Schools, stressed they don’t have all the answers but […]

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  • Five charged for drugs, firearms in Murray County

    Five people were charged and arrested on drugs and weapons charges after an investigation by the Proactive Investigative Unit of the Murray County Sheriff’s Department., according to a press release on the office’s Facebook page. Arrested were: Richard Paul Crisp of 333 Nichole Drive, Resaca,  was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession […]

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  • Hogan considers noise ordinance after complaints

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    Murray County Sole Commissioner Greg Hogan held a first reading on a noise ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting. The ordinance will have a second reading and will be decided on at the August meeting. “We’ve had some problems with people wanting to play loud music up late into the night and you can’t do that,” Hogan […]

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  • Murray County changes contributions to employees’ 401k

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    Murray County’s Sole Commissioner, Greg Hogan, took steps to help employees plan for retirement on Tuesday at a special called meeting. Hogan signed a resolution and amendment to change the vestment schedule of the county’s 401k retirement plan. VISIT MURRAY COUNTY HERE. The amendment allows employees to become vested after three years, instead of five. […]

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  • Murray BoE passes spending resolution in lieu of budget

    The Murray County Board of Education passed a spending resolution in order to keep the school system operating in the absence of a budget. Steve Loughridge, Superintendent of Murray County Schools, said it has been about eight years since the system had to do a spending resolution, which allows  allows the system to spend 1/12 […]

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