Sheriff Offers Holiday Safety Tips

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is offering some last minute holiday safety advice for area residents. Shirley said he wants everybody to have a safe and happy holiday. He said when shopping, people should park in a well-lit area and pay attention to surroundings. “Try to get yourself a parking space as close to the mall area as you are […]

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Montevideo Christmas Parade Set for Sunday

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The weather should be perfect Sunday for the 30th annual Montevideo Christmas Parade. As it does every year, the parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday on the Hart County/Elbert County line. Organizers said it’s a parade for the “other guy,” with no special rules, no pomp and circumstance, just a lot of fun. Spectators […]

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Credit Monitoring Available From Secretary of State’s Office for Voters After Data Breach

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has contracted with CSID to provide one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restorations services to Georgia voters who appeared on the October 13 voter list that was sent to 12 groups that included sensitive personal information. Enrollment in the monitoring services will be open though February 14. CSID is also providing identity […]

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BBB Says Watch Out for Christmas Scams

The Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau is warning people to be on the lookout for a number of common holiday scams. Some of the most well-known holiday scams include look alike websites with URLs that use the names of well-known brands along with extra words, fake shipping notifications, phony charities, pop-up ads or e-mails offering free gift cards, free USB […]

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NGTC Receives Robot Donation

North Georgia Technical College is the recipient of a donation of a robot for the school’s Industrial Systems Tech Program. Recently, North Georgia Technical College received a high tech ABB robotic machine donation from TI Automotive in Lavonia. The machine, an IRB 2400 ABB Robot Model 98, will benefit the Industrial Systems Program at North Georgia Tech, where a robot […]

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Preliminary Findings Indicate Clarkesville Mayor Died of Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that a preliminary finding showed that Clarkesville Mayor Dr. Terry Greene died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A GBI press release confirmed that Thursday morning. According to that press release, the GBI Medical Examiner issued the preliminary finding and said further forensic testing will be done before an official autopsy report is issued. […]

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