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Ga. DOT To Work On Assisting Small Business

November 22, 2012

Beginning next year, the Georgia Department of Transportation says it will make an effort to greatly enhance its efforts to encourage and assist small businesses in doing business with the Department and its consultants and contractors. In conjunction with a new federal initiative designed to foster increased nationwide small business participation in government contracting,...

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GSP Offers Holiday Travel Update

November 22, 2012

The Georgia State Patrol is reporting that a few hours into the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, it has investigated no fatal accidents. To this point, the Georgia State Patrol has investigated 60 crashes with 12 injuries. The official Georgia State Patrol holiday traffic reporting period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ends at midnight...

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Clayton Man Charged With Stealing Car, Alcohol

November 22, 2012

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton A man is arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle and alcohol from a Rabun County business. According to reports on file with the Clayton Police Department, last Saturday, a man later identified as 55-year-old Charles Terry Roebuck of Clayton allegedly took one bottle of vodka without the knowledge...

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Ga. Taking Applications for New Agriculture Tax Exemption

November 22, 2012

The state’s Department of Agriculture is now taking applications for the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption. The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption, or GATE, is a new program created by Georgia House Bill 386, which offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs. House Bill 386 specifically broadens the sales...

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Ga. Insurance Commissioner Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

November 22, 2012

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians this Thanksgiving to use caution when cooking and also when heating up those leftovers on the stove. According to Hudgens, Georgia has had nine fatalities this year in which the cause of the fire was cooking-related, adding that over the years the state...

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Proposed Wilbros Consent Order Comments Due Today to EPD

November 21, 2012

The deadline is today for people to submit written comments on the proposed Wilbros consent order. The proposed order can be viewed by going online to www.georgiaepd.com and clicking on the “What’s New at EPD” button. The e-mail address for submitting comments is EPDcomments@dnr.state.ga.us. If e-mailing, include the words “Proposed Consent Order Comments, Wilbros...

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Busy Travel Weekend Expected in Ga.

November 21, 2012

Law enforcement throughout the area and across the state are preparing for a busy holiday travel weekend. Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department will be among those out with extra patrols this holiday weekend to help keep the roads as safe as possible. “The police department is going to...

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Festival of Trees Starts Next Friday in Toccoa

November 21, 2012

Even though Thanksgiving is still a day away, the city of Toccoa is already planning for one of its major Christmas events coming up soon. The city of Toccoa’s 2012 Festival of Trees gets underway next Friday, November 30. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the festival is a great way for...

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Thanksgiving Schedules Announced

November 21, 2012

The city of Toccoa and Stephens County governments are announcing their schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday. Stephens County government offices will be closed on both Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, Toccoa City Hall will be closed both Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes...

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DOT Announces New 511 Service

November 21, 2012

The Georgia DOT is announcing a new 511 service to the state’s travelers. NaviGAtor 511, Georgia’s traveler information system, said it has partnered with Waze to provide enhanced traffic information. Waze, a crowd-sourced social GPS and real-time traffic application for iOS and Android phones, will provide enhanced traffic data to the current 511 system,...

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