June Unemployment Numbers Released for Stephens Co.

The latest unemployment figures for Stephens County show a fairly steady unemployment rate, but a drop in the number of employed and the total labor force in June. According to state Labor Department numbers released this week, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.6 percent in the month of June. That is one-tenth of a percentage point lower […]

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Gasaway Named to House Study Committee

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway will serve on a special House Study Committee. Thursday, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston announced that he had appointed Gasaway to serve on the House Study Committee on School Counseling and Role of School Counselors. This study committee was established by House Resolution 765 and will study how best to design and […]

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Airport Authority Still Working on Policies and Standards

The Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Authority is going to try and negotiate with a tenant that has filed a complaint against the facility and the authority. At a meeting on Tuesday, the Airport Authority voted unanimously to authorize Airport Authority and Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell and Toccoa Mayor and Airport Authority member Terry Carter to negotiate with Foothills Aviation. […]

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Country Hearth Inn To Re-open

One of the Toccoa hotels that closed following inspections is re-opening to the public. The Country Hearth Inn, located just off of Broad Street in downtown Toccoa, will be having a grand opening and ribbon cutting next week. In May, new owners Amarin Capital closed the Country Hearth Inn following an inspection by city officials and the Stephens County Health […]

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Indictment Issued In Habersham Raid That Injured Toddler

A former Habersham County deputy sheriff is charged for her role in the flash bang grenade incident that injured a toddler last year. U.S. Attorneys say 29-year-old Nikki Autry of Clarkesville, a former Habersham County deputy sheriff and special agent of the Mountain Judicial Circuit Criminal Investigation and Suppression, or NCIS, Team has been indicted by a federal grand jury […]

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Boyd Outz Center To Hold GED Classes

Residents of Lavonia and Franklin County now have the opportunity to earn their GED and prepare for college at a local facility. North Georgia Technical College has teamed up with the Boyd-Outz Center in Lavonia to offer FREE GED® classes and COMPASS preparation classes. The school says that students will have the opportunity to come to class during the day […]

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Crews Respond to Brush Fire

Multiple fire departments are out with a reported brush fire this morning. The brush fire is being reported in the area of DeSoto Drive. That is near the Meadowbroook Industrial Park. Both the Eastanollee and Carnes Creek Fire Departments were called out to the brush fire. Reports also indicate that the brush fire is creating a lot of smoke in […]

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