Clayton Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking

In Rabun County, a Clayton man is behind bars charged with drug trafficking. On Monday, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, Clayton Police Department, and agents with the Appalachian  Regional Drug Enforcement Office arrested 54-year-old Tracy Louis Williams of Clayton. ARDEO spokesman Mitchell Posey told WNEG News that a two-month undercover investigation led to a search warrant on Williams’ residence where […]

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Georgia’s Seasonally-Adjusted Unemployment Rate Drops

Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in March, down from 5.3 percent in February.  State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that’s the lowest the rate has been since December 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession.  Butler said job growth outpaced the average February-to-March increase of 9,300 for the previous three years.  Job gains were made in professional […]

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City of Toccoa to Hold Public Hearings Next Month

The City of Toccoa will be holding public hearings next month to get input on the Fiscal 2018 budget. City Manager Billy Morse said the budget for the next fiscal year is complete except for the public hearings.  Toccoa’s new fiscal year begins July 1. According to Morse, the fiscal 2018 budget is just over $34-million dollars. That’s smaller than […]

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Nominations for 2017 NGTC Alumni Awards Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the 2017 North Georgia Technical College Alumni Awards are now being accepted. The following will be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Clarkesville Campus Dining Hall Annex. Young Alumni – Must have graduated from NGTC within the last five years and made outstanding contributions in his/her profession and/or […]

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Acting Auditions in Lavonia Next Week

CHARLES ROBERTSON Local group sends out call for actors. A Greater Lavonia Community, Inc. will be holding auditions for their 2017 Land of Spirit production, titled “Living, Loving and Dying” next week. The auditions will be next Monday night, May 1 from 7-8:30 PM at the Lavonia Cultural Center and are open to all members of the community of any […]

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Governor Deal Signs House Bill 208 to Simplify Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 208 yesterday afternoon in Brunswick. House Bill 208 makes changes in Georgia law to simplify the hunting and fishing license structure while also adjusting fees for resident hunting and fishing licenses for the first time since 1992. More than 5,000 Georgia residents provided feedback about the content of House Bill 208 through a […]

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City of Toccoa Opens Reflections Event Center

The City of Toccoa officially opened Reflections Event Center at Lake Toccoa this past weekend. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that this addition is another step to enhance the Lake Toccoa area. “ For the last couple of years the city commission has had a master plan for improvements at Lake Toccoa. This facility is for large events-200 or […]

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Toccoa City Commission Thanks Employees

The Toccoa City Commission held a meeting last week to discuss the FY 2018 budget. At the Toccoa City Commission meeting on Monday night Mayor Jeanette Jamieson told those in attendance that one thing was very evident during the budget talks. “ I think we realized then what a tremendous workload our employees take on in-house so to speak so […]

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