Legislative Preview on Thursday

A Legislative Session Preview coffee is scheduled for this week. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway are scheduled to talk about the upcoming legislative session at an event on Thursday at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in Toccoa. The Mitchell Allen Meeting Room is located on Alexander Street at […]

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NFPA Offers Christmas Tree Removal Tips

As the holidays come to a close, the National Fire Protection Association is strongly encouraging people to remove Christmas trees from their homes promptly after the holiday season. NFPA Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy Lorraine Carli says that Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out. She says the longer someone keeps […]

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GDOT: Mega Load Set To Move Today

Drivers on a number of northeast Georgia highways will need to be on the lookout for a large load traveling through the region today. The Georgia Department of Transportation says a “mega load” will be making its way through northeast Georgia today. According to DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland, the “mega load” is a 16-foot wide tractor trailer with over 430,000 […]

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USDA Commends Ga. DFCS for Customer Service Improvements

The United States Department of Agriculture says that the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services has made significant improvements over the past two years over the speed at which the agency processed applications for food assistance. Recently, the USDA lifted a warning against Georgia DFCS about the matter. In a recent letter, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service commended […]

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New Year’s Holiday Traffic Update

Final numbers are not yet in from state authorities for the New Year’s holiday travel weekend in Georgia. As of the last report, which came at 6 p.m. Monday, there had been 10 fatalities on Georgia highways over the New Year’s holiday weekend. That holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. Friday and was to last through midnight Monday for […]

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Two Rescued After Fall From Currahee Mountain

A fall off Currahee Mountain over the weekend leaves one person recovering from substantial injuries. It happened early Saturday morning, according to officials. Dave Shanks with the Stephens County Search and Rescue Team said that they received a call at a little after 8 a.m. Saturday regarding two individuals who had fallen off of Currahee Mountain. Shanks said that one […]

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Collins Taking the “REINS” Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he is taking over the push to pass a bill that would change how Congress is involved in the nation’s regulatory process. Collins said he plans to re-introduce the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act, on January 3 when the 115th Congress is seated. The U.S. House has […]

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