BBB Offers Vacation Rental Advice

The Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau is warning people not to let scammers ruin their summer vacation plans. According to the BBB, scammers sometimes see vacation plans as an opportunity to rip people off. In 2015, the Better Business Bureau reported that it received more than 1,000 complaints from consumers regarding vacation rentals nationwide. Most of those complaints reported issues […]

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Little League District Tournaments Resume Today

The District 7 All-Star softball tournaments resume play tonight at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. In 9-10 softball, Franklin will play Hart at 7 p.m. tonight in the championship round. If Franklin wins, it wins the district title. If Hart wins, the two teams would play again on Wednesday. Moving to 11-12 softball, Habersham and Franklin will play in […]

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Drought Continues to Worsen in Northeast Georgia

Extreme drought conditions are creeping into parts of northeast Georgia and close to Stephens County. According to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, which was released last Thursday, extreme drought can now be found in a patch of northeast Georgia that includes central and southern Franklin County, southern Banks County, and western Hart County, along with parts of […]

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Hudgens Urges Fireworks Safety This Weekend

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging caution for those using fireworks this July Fourth holiday weekend. In 2015, the sale and use of most consumer fireworks, which includes firecrackers, skyrockets, and roman candles, became legal in Georgia. Hudgens said that means anyone who chooses to use fireworks this year needs to make sure they know and […]

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Georgia DFCS Starts Child Abuse Registry

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is launching a registry that will allow employers of certain child-serving agencies to find out if a job applicant has been deemed an alleged child abuser by the Division. This central child abuse registry is called the Child Protective Services Information System or CPSIS. State officials said the registry will only be […]

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Little League Update

It was a busy weekend on the Little League diamond for Toccoa baseball and softball All-Stars. First on Friday night, Toccoa lost to Hart in the District 7 10-11 baseball championship game in Clarkesville, 13-10. Hart scored nine runs in the top of the second inning to erase an early Toccoa lead on its way to the win and a […]

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Douglassville Man Indicted in Colbert Murder

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted the person arrested in April in the death of Tomas Colbert. The grand jury issued a true bill of indictment on Thursday against Marqkeela Lawain Hill of Douglasville, Georgia on multiple counts in connection to Colbert’s death. Hill is indicted on one count of malice murder for allegedly shooting the 21-year-old Colbert at […]

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Use Caution on Water This Weekend

The July 4th holiday weekend is the highest boating traffic weekend of the summer in America and the National Safe Boating Council is taking the opportunity to urge boaters to make sure they have the right life jacket before they hit the water. So far this year in Georgia, the Department of Natural Resources said that 42 boating incidents have […]

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