Sept. Unemployment Figures Out for Stephens Co.

Unemployment drops in Stephens County in September. The Georgia Department of Labor released preliminary September unemployment figures last week. Those figures show a 6.7 percent preliminary unemployment rate for Stephens County last month. That is down from both August’s revised unemployment rate of 7.7 percent and September 2013’s revised unemployment rate of 7.5 percent. The total September labor force in […]

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Toys for Tots Getting Started Again in NE Ga.

With the holiday season inching closer, the Toys for Tots program is again gearing up in northeast Georgia. “Toys for Tots” is a program of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve that collects and distributes toys to children and families in need each holiday season. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, and Hart counties. […]

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Martin Fall Festival Set For Saturday

An annual Fall tradition returns to downtown Martin this weekend. Saturday is the 22nd annual Martin Fall Festival. The Martin Woman’s Club is sponsoring the festival again this year. Mary Camp with the Martin Woman’s Club said organizers are looking forward to a great day with a lot of activities. “We will have a lot of vendors, some ‘bouncies’ for […]

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repairs Complete, Road Re-Open

Work to repair a Hart County highway damaged by a sinkhole this past Spring is complete. The Georgia Department of Transportation finished work on the State Route 51 sinkhole Thursday and the road re-opened to traffic Thursday afternoon. Crews have been working to repair this sinkhole since May. The sinkhole opened up on State Route 51, about six miles north […]

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