• Credit cards to be issued to some school employees

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    The Murray County Board of Education voted Monday to move forward with a plan to give certain employees a credit cards. The program will start in February. “It will be a slow roll-out,” said Kathy Smith, director of finance. Department heads will be the first to get the cards, which will be issued through Chase […]

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  • “Soft opening” for Murray schools after Christmas

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    Murray County schools will try a “soft opening” at the end of Christmas break. “We have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases and a consecutive climb in quarantine numbers since Thanksgiving break and feel these alternative models are best for the health and safety of our students and staff,” the district said in a press […]

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  • Budget and alcohol concerns top Chatsworth agenda


    The City of Chatsworth braces for a budget hit, telling departments it could affect personnel. The decrease in tax revenues has departments maintaining last year’s budget numbers. “We’re expecting a $20,000 loss,” Mayor KW Gong said. “They didn’t vote for a tax increase.” Councilman Fred Welch said they are asking all departments to maintain last […]

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  • COVID, not weather, leads to distance learning in Murray


    Murray County schools will begin transitioning some students into distance learning. Middle schools and high schools will begin distance learning beginning Dec. 3. Elementary students will begin Dec. 17 unless the move is required earlier due COVID-19. Face-to-face learning will begin Jan. 5, 2021. Wi-Fi access The system will have buses set up across the […]

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  • Murray County budget hearing scheduled

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    Murray County Sole Commissioner Greg Hogan will have a public hearing for residents to comment on the budget. The hearing will be Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. in the Hearing Room of the Murray County Courthouse Annex at 121. N. 4th Avenue in Chatsworth. The budget is available for public viewing during normal business […]

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  • Credit card policy from 2016 gets new life

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    Credit Card Policy Kathy Smith, Finance Director, talked to the Murray County Board of Education about a credit card policy they adopted in 2016 and her plans to put it to use. “I don’t know how much, if ever it’s been used,” she told the board. She said the pandemic showed a need to use […]

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  • Virtual school contracts due by Dec. 4 in Murray County Schools

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    Virtual School Students wishing to attend or continue attending the Murray Virtual School need to fill out a commitment form by December 4. School administration said this was a second contract to stay in virtual school for the remainder of the school year. Orientation is every Monday night and Friday afternoon. Murray County’s online learning […]

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  • Murray county preparing to manage storm water issues

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    Murray County storm water update pointed to some positives  as part of the phase II MS4 permit. Dick Barnes, Land Use Administrator, said the county has created Green Infrastructure/Low Impact Development (GI/LID) Program, which offers storm water options with a low environmental impact. “This is a big one,” said Barnes. “However, we haven’t had any […]

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  • Sunday alcohol sales passes in Chatsworth election

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    In a little-attended election, an ordinance passed allowing Sunday alcohol sales in Chatsworth on Tuesday. While most of Chatsworth’s 2,500 residents were busy voting for the Presidential election at the Murray County Veteran’s Memorial Park, Chatsworth City Hall had just over 100 votes. K.W. Gong, mayor of Chatsworth, said 74 people voted to have Sunday […]

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  • 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


    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


    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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