Lead and Other Toxins Close DA’s Office in Hartwell

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hartwell office of the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney is closed due to dangers from lead paint. According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, old, chipped paint falling form the ceiling, along with other structural problems make the building unsafe for his employees. White said the old jail house building was […]

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Spring Ahead One Hour This Weekend

Daylight saving time starts this weekend and that means it is time to move clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, said, however, that changing clocks is not the only thing a person should do before going to bed Saturday night. “You are going to lose an hour but what I want you […]

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Eddy West Ceases Operations

A local furniture manufacturer has ceased to exist. Eddy West, which was located in a 90,000 square foot building in the Meadowbrook Industrial Park in Stephens County, ceased to exist as of last month, according to a statement on the company’s website. The company produced a line of furniture and just completed its 20th year of business. On its website, […]

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BBB Gives Consumers The Power of Review

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Consumers now have the power of the review when they visit the Better Business Bureau Web site. Fred Elsberry, president and CEO for the BBB Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & Northeast Georgia said his office is launching a new section where customers to voice their opinions about a local business. “For so many years […]

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NGTC Students Win Awards At District PBL Competition

A number of North Georgia Technical College students will move on to a state competition after district level events took place last month. The Georgia Phi Beta Lambda North District Conference held a competition in Waco, Georgia, on the Murphy Campus of West Georgia Technical College on February 19. Phi Beta Lambda is the post-secondary extension of Future Business Leaders […]

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

In the aftermath of last month’s winter weather, the American Red Cross is asking for blood donations. The Red Cross said that recent winter weather forced the cancellation of 36 Red Cross blood drives in Georgia, resulting in a shortfall of about 1,372 blood and platelet donations since February 16. Red Cross officials said that all blood types are needed, […]

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