Collins Introduces FILM Act

Last week, Congressman Doug Collins introduced the Facilitating Investments in Local Markets Act or FILM Act with co-sponsor Congressman Joe Crowley from New York. The FILM Act recognizes the economic impact of the production industry and extends the tax provision that allows production companies to write-off the first $15 million of a domestic production immediately. The bill also gives an […]

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City Commission Meets Tonight

The Toccoa City Commission is having a regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 5 p.m. On the agenda is the consideration to adopt cemetery rules and regulations, consideration of ratification of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board’s recommendation for Applebee’s, a consideration of appointment to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board and a second public hearing for the fiscal year 18 operating budget. […]

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Stephens Co. Development Authority Hires Jones

The Stephens County Development Authority announces a new member to their team. Elizabeth Jones began as the Assistant to the Executive Director on May 15th. She is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems. At the development authority, she will work with Executive Director of the Development Authority Tim Martin. He […]

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National Safe Boating Week Coming Up

National Safe Boating Week begins Monday and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources along with the Georgia Department of Public Safety are urging people to be safe and use common sense when getting out onto the waters of lakes in North Georgia. As Memorial Day weekend approaches, more and more people are making their way to Lake Hartwell for family weekends on […]

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Representative Collins Introduces Expanding Veterans’ Access to Choice Act

Congressman Doug Collins recently introduced the Expanding Veterans’ Access to Choice Act to improve the ability of veterans to receive private health care options when their access to VA services is limited. The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 gave veterans the option of receiving VA-covered care through certain private providers. However, they had to meet one of […]

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Unemployment Rates Down in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.1 in March and 5.4 in April 2016. There were 15,179 more Georgians employed in April than in March, pushing the total number to another record of 4 million 778,503. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler […]

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