Collins Introduces Bill Intended to Stop Job Outsourcing

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is re-introducing a bill that he said is meant to stop the outsourcing of American jobs. Collins said this legislation would stop employers from abusing temporary visas given to them by the H-1B program. According to Collins, the H-1B program allows American businesses to hire foreign professionals if American workers can’t fill the jobs. […]

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Authorities Release Details on Fatal Motorcycle Wreck

More information is out on a fatal motorcycle wreck in Stephens County last week. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol released the accident report from Friday’s accident on Tuesday. In it, authorities identify the person killed in the motorcycle accident as 54-year-old Micky Lamar Miller of Toccoa. The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Friday on Turner […]

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Banks Co. Authorities Make Gambling Bust

Banks County authorities bust a store on gambling-related allegations. Friday at about 1 p.m., the Banks County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for the premises of The Country Store located at 2448 Highway 51 South in Lula where investigators seized four lottery gambling machines and over $16,000. Banks County investigators said they began to receive complaints regarding illegal gambling […]

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St. Mary’s Moves Into Third Year of Residency Program

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia For the third year in its three-year history, the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Mary’s Health Care System has filled all openings for its new class of medical residents. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program is the first new graduate medical education program in Northeast […]

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Stephens Co. To Look For New Senior Center Bus

Stephens County is going to look at getting a new bus for its Senior Center. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission was considering approving a repair to the Senior Center’s current bus at a cost of about $9,000. Stephens County Commissioner Dean Scarborough then brought up the idea of a new bus, noting the age of the current bus. Scarborough […]

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Old Goodwill Building in Stephens Co. Likely To Be Sold

Stephens County is moving closer to selling an industrial building in its inventory. At a called meeting on Monday, the Development Authority voted to allow the sale of the Goodwill building on Clary Connector in Eastanollee to move ahead. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this action was necessary to get all of the paperwork in order. […]

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Bird Flu Found in Ga.

Avian flu has been found in domestic poultry in Georgia. The Georgia Agriculture Department said that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza. State officials said this is the first confirmation of avian influenza in domestic poultry in Georgia. According to state ag […]

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