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Factory Direct Job Event This Week in Banks Co.

November 29, 2014

A job event is coming up in Banks County this week to recruit for a new company to Banks County. The Factory Direct Wholesale Recruitment Event is coming up on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Banks County Adult Learning Center on Hudson Valley Drive in Homer. Factory Direct Wholesale is an...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Down in October

November 28, 2014

Stephens County receives some good news on the employment front for October. According to October employment figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary October unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. That is down from the revised September rate of 6.7 percent and also lower than the revised...

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Sheriff Announces Three Drug Arrests

November 28, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that continuing efforts of his office’s Crime Suppression Unit has resulted in three arrests on drug related charges. Shirley said the first arrest took place after a November 1 traffic stop on West Currahee Street. “We stopped one vehicle and as a result, deputies recovered some methamphetamine and...

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Holiday Shopping Season Starts With Black Friday

November 28, 2014

The holiday shopping season is underway across the country and northeast Georgia is no different. Today, of course, is Black Friday. That means lots of people headed to stores and malls not only today, but throughout the weekend. Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood said that the roads will be busy...

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Wrestling Season Gearing Up At SCHS

November 28, 2014

Wrestling season is getting underway at Stephens County High School. The Indian grapplers have a new coach, Rob Stowe. He said the team should be able to fill all of the weight classes for matches heading into the season. Stowe said the team shows a lot of promise. “Coaching at Rabun County, we wrestled...

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State Football Quarterfinals Tonight

November 28, 2014

A number of area teams will continue their march towards a possible state football championship tonight. First, two Region 8-AAAA teams remain alive in the state AAAA bracket. Region 8-AAAA champion Buford will host Marist in one quarterfinal game, with the winner to play whoever wins between Sandy Creek and Cartersville. Meanwhile, Region 8-AAAA...

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TFC Hoops Update

November 28, 2014

The Toccoa Falls College women’s basketball team will be in action this weekend against a NCAA Division I school. TFC will travel to Georgia Southern on Saturday. Monday, the Screaming Eagle women hosted Wesleyan College and won 64-50. TFC took the lead about halfway through the opening half and did not let it go...

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OSHA Cites Tenneco

November 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Tenneco faces the possibility of more fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA initiated the latest inspection against Tenneco after receiving a complaint alleging improper material handling and machine guarding hazards. Proposed penalties total $342,250. Also, Illinois-based Tenneco has now been placed...

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Underway

November 27, 2014

No traffic fatalities have been reported to this point in Georgia over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The official Georgia Department of Public Safety travel period for Thanksgiving began at 6 p.m. last night. It lasts for 102 hours, concluding at midnight on Sunday Last year during a 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday, the Georgia State...

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Ga. Gains Jobs in October

November 27, 2014

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia moved up to fifth in the nation and second in the Southeast in over-the-year job creation in October, compared to sixth and third respectively in September. That is according to state rankings released recently by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to...

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