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TIMELINE: A history of Winder EMS approval

The battle for the sole emergency medical service provider in Barrow County continues to rage on. A lawsuit has been filed by county attorney Angie Davis of the Barrow County Superior Court against the city of Winder. The city has since responded by hiring Smith, Welch, Webb and White Attorneys at Law in McDonough to…

Georgia Peanut Farmers Yield Largest Crop in Two Decades

Peanut farmers in Georgia are yielding their largest crop in nearly two decades. According to Dr. Darlene Cowart, the Corporate Director of Food Safety and Quality at Birdsong Peanuts, said that simply there were more planted acres throughout the state of Georgia this current season. But, that isn’t the only reason why the yield is…

Local Communities Respond to Harvey Relief Efforts

Houston, Texas, and its surrounding areas may be more than 800 miles away, but it isn’t stopping Northeast Georgian’s from asking how they can help. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office¬† On Wednesday, August 30, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office sent out a Facebook message asking for people to bring supplies to be sent to hurricane victims…

Georgia Brewery Bill takes effect September 1

Georgia’s Senate Bill 85 will go into effect on Friday, September 1. But what does Senate Bill 85 actually entail? Also referred to as the “Booze Bill,” Georgia SB 85 legislation will allow breweries and distilleries to sell alcoholic beverages directly to consumers, versus consumers purchasing “tours.” As a result, several breweries throughout the state…