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Preavys sue district

A day before the third anniversary of their son’s death, the Preavy family filed a civil lawsuit against Milton School District for failing to protect him from harassment on the football team, the family attorney confirmed this week. Obtained exclusively by …  Read more

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At your own risk

Should recreationists forget the dangers of swimming in potentially contaminated water, new neon signs at Georgia Beach are there to remind them. Town Administrator Mike McCarthy posted “swim at your own risk” notices at the town beach last Friday, cautioning …  Read more

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Supporters back Blake, Barone

Milton’s School Board took no action Monday night following last week’s release of a report that widely damned administrators’ handling of hazing and bullying allegations in 2011-12. It was a full house, but notably absent was Superintendent John Barone, who …  Read more

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Milton enjoys ‘Night Out’

Milton’s National Night Out drew an impressive crowd Tuesday night at the Milton municipal complex. Attendees were treated to a variety of displays about public safety, including a distracted driving exhibit, drug recognition table and more. Above, Officer Nick Hendry …  Read more

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No vacancy for invasives

Saws hacked and tree limbs cracked as a group of energetic volunteers tackled a sturdy buckthorn, ripping it from the ground. “We’re trying to make sure we get the right trees back in cycle,” explained Chris Boget, director of the …  Read more

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The price of pollution

A $1.7 million decision issued last month by Georgia’s contracted assessor Bill Hinman has left the town’s selectboard feeling blindsided. That was the message the board relayed on July 13, its first meeting since Hinman decreased 34 lakefront property values …  Read more

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Thanks, Jim

A new fixture at Milton Elementary Middle School will now memorialize a late school board member for years to come. An engraved bench in memory of Jim Lyons, who died in April due to diabetes complications, will be installed in …  Read more

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