Ga. DOT Getting Ready for Christmas Traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting the state’s roads ready for what is expected to be a busy couple of weeks starting with Christmas this week. From 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Sunday, the Georgia DOT says it will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes throughout Georgia. That also applies to state routes near […]

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IRS Offers Tax Tips on Giving to Charity

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The 2014 tax year is almost over and that means tax filing season is just around the corner. With that in mind, Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green is offering some year-end tax tips for people to consider, especially when it comes to holiday charitable giving. “This is the season of giving and the […]

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Clarkesville Resident Appointed to State Board

A Clarkesville resident will serve on the state Real Estate Appraisers Board. Governor Nathan Deal recently announced that Jeanmarie Holmes of Clarkesville was appointed to that board. Holmes is the co-owner of Land and More, Inc. a real estate and appraisal firm. She also currently serves as a board member of the Soque River Watershed Association in Habersham County. Holmes […]

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Stephens Co. Gets CCRPI Scores

The Stephens County school system receives its CCRPI scores for 2014. State education officials recently released the numbers and local school officials reviewed the numbers with the Board of Education Tuesday. CCRPI stands for College and Career Ready Performance Index. It is Georgia’s statewide accountability system that was implemented in 2012 to replace the No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly […]

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Jarrell Urges Caution on Roads for Christmas

Local law enforcement agencies are urging safety as drivers hit the roadways this holiday season. Both the Toccoa Police Department and Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will be out on the roadways, watching out for aggressive drivers and also those who are drinking and driving. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that people going to holiday parties or otherwise celebrating the […]

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Collins Announces Office Locations, Committee Assignments

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins says he will have new office locations starting with the new Congress in January. Collins said his Gainesville office will be located at 210 Washington Street, NW Suite 202, Gainesville, GA. For constituents visiting Washington, DC, Congressman Collins said his office will be located in 1504 Longworth House Office Building. The office phone numbers, […]

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