Local memories include changing school plans at Jackson Co, GOP candidates’ forum at Banks Co – WGAU

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The Jackson County School Board is making changes to plans for a new middle school slated to open August of next year: Legacy Knoll Middle School, originally slated to accommodate 5th and 6th graders , will instead be for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The board, which met this week in Jefferson, also approved plans for a new K-5 elementary school to be built on the freeway. 332 in Jackson County, slated to open in 2024.

There is a new assignment for a County Commissioner in Winder: Barrow County Commissioner Rolando Alvarez will serve on the National Counties Association Technology Steering Committee.

Elbert County Commissioners, meeting this week in Elberton, approved a plan to spend half a million dollars in coronavirus relief to help complete work on a new Elbert County 4-H center .

The second earthquake in three days in Georgia shook parts of Hart County: Tuesday’s quake measured 2.1 on the Richter scale. It came on the heels of an equally minor earthquake that shook Jasper and Butts counties two days earlier.

Two Republican candidates in the Nov. 8 election that are now 55 days away spoke about agriculture at a forum in Habersham County on Tuesday: Herschel Walker, who is running for the U.S. Senate, was joined by the senator from Tyler Harper, who is seeking the job of state commissioner of agriculture. Desk. Walker and Harper spoke at Jaemor Farms in Alto.

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