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Martin Christmas Lights on Display

December 3, 2013

The holiday season is in full swing and in Martin, that means it is time for an annual tradition.  The town has once again lined Highway 17 with a Christmas light display.  Martin Mayor Don Foster said that the display will remain up through the New Year.  The annual display can be seen at...

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14 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

December 2, 2013

The state’s Department of Public Safety said Monday that 14 people were killed on Georgia highways during the Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend. This year’s holiday travel period went from 6 p.m. on Wednesday through midnight Sunday. The final figure of 14 fatalities for this year is a drop from last year’s figure of 21...

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Progress Ongoing on Currahee Beautification Project

December 2, 2013

Progress is ongoing on the Currahee Beautification Project in Toccoa and Stephens County. Toccoa City Commissioner Terry Carter updated commissioners on progress within the city limits at last Monday’s city commission meeting. The Currahee Beautification Project is an effort underway to clean up properties along the Highway 123 Corridor, initially starting between the Toccoa...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Rises in October

December 2, 2013

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate rise in October. The Georgia Department of Labor released the preliminary October unemployment figures for counties across the state last week. Those numbers reported that Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in October of 7.8 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised...

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BBB Offers Cyber Monday Tips for Online Shoppers

December 2, 2013

While Friday was the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, online shopping takes center stage today. Today is known as Cyber Monday and is one of the biggest days of the year for online shopping. Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau President Fred Elsberry said that Cyber Monday has actually replaced Black Friday as...

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Police Blotter

December 2, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating two recent burglaries reported on the same road. According to reports on file, officers responded to two burglaries on Kipling Drive on November 25. In the first report, a resident reported that evening to police that somebody broke into her residence and stole a watch, necklace, and some...

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BBB Offers Advice For Holiday Shopping

November 29, 2013

With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, many people’s attention now turns to the holiday shopping season. Today is Black Friday and this weekend, the National Retail Federation expects 140 million people to make purchases nationwide. Keeping that in mind, the Better Business Bureau is offering some tips to ensure shoppers get the best...

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Sheriff Issues Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

November 29, 2013

Meanwhile, area law enforcement is offering some tips to make sure the holiday shopping season is a safe one. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the busy holiday shopping season can be very tempting for criminals. “This is the time of the year and there are always victims,” said Shirley.  “Stay alert and be...

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Residents Make Appeal About Road to Stephens Co. Commission

November 29, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will look at possibly adding a private drive in the Martin area to the county’s maintenance list. At Tuesday’s meeting, a group of residents from Bowers Private Drive appeared before commissioners about their road. The road is currently a private drive in the area of Whitworth Circle and South Yow Mill...

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DOT Holding Meeting on Banks Co. Bridge Next Week

November 29, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is inviting the public to a meeting to discuss a proposed bridge replacement and detour in Banks County next week. The DOT has announced it will hold a public information open house detour meeting to discuss the proposed detour necessary for reconstruction of the State Route 59 bridge over...

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