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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Local Veteran Receives Quilt

A local veteran receives a special gift from a national organization. Wednesday, Danny Joe Godfrey of Toccoa received a quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization in a ceremony during the monthly veterans’ coffee at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Quilts of Valor is a national, non-profit organization that makes and distributes […]

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Indians Fall to Leopards; Split Series

The Stephens County Indians start a five-game road stretch with a loss. Banks County beat the Indians 5-1 Wednesday in Homer in non-region baseball action, behind strong pitching from Dylan Patrick. Starting the game for the Leopards, Patrick went six innings and allowed just one run and five hits, while striking out seven and walking one. Levi Craig pitched the […]

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