Representative Collins Defends Pease Air National Guard

U.S. Representative Doug Collins is responding to a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation that was recently lodged against Pease Air National Guard Base. The Base, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire serves as the 157th Air Refueling Wing of the U.S. Air Force. Freedom From Religion Foundation officials claim that prayers led by a chaplain at the base overstepped the separation […]

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High Speed Chase in Bank County leads to Arrest

A high-speed chase on Sunday led to an arrest and the discovery of $70,000 in Banks County. According to the Gainesville Post of the Georgia State Patrol, a trooper stopped a speeding vehicle Sunday night in the southbound lane of I-85 near mile marker 154. The trooper told AccessWDUN that the vehicle had reached speeds of up to 90 miles an […]

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Paysen Wins Georgia Chamber Award

Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen won a Georgia Chamber Award. Each year, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce provides scholarships to help Chamber of Commerce Professionals broaden their knowledge of the profession and their careers. At the GACCE Staff Development Conference held last week in Cartersville, Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen received the […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Offers Employees New Insurance Plan

Stephens County Hospital employees will now have different options regarding their insurance. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson said the new plan will give the employee choices. “We’ll be offering two plans this year” said Anderson. “One plan is the current plan with the same type of coverage but a slightly higher monthly premium. The second plan is with a […]

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2017 Tax Return Deadline Approaching

There is just 14 days left for taxpayers to file their 2016 federal income tax returns and the Internal Revenue Service is offering some last-minute reminders to make sure those returns are filed correctly and on time. According to IRS spokesman Mark Green, one of those last-minute tax tips is to not wait until the last minute. “Probably the most […]

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North Georgia Tech Hosts Backyard Tour

North Georgia Technical College is hosting a backyard tour of Northeast Georgia on Thursday, April 6. The tour will give participants the chance to visit sites including Tugaloo Bend Heritage site, Currahee Military Museum, Toccoa Falls and more. There is a registration fee of $45, which covers registration, transportation, entrance fees tastings and lunch. The bus will depart from NGTC’s […]

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Pedestrian Traffic Deaths on Record Breaking Rise

CHARLES ROBERTSON, WLHR Radio The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released numbers this week that project an 11 percent increase in the number of people on foot killed on U.S. roadways last year, compared to in 2015. The numbers represent the steepest year-to-year increase since record-keeping began, both in terms of number of deaths and percent increase. In Georgia, according […]

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Worksource Georgia to visit Royston

CHARLES ROBERTSON, WLHR Radio The WorkSource Georgia Mountains Career Coach will be visiting the Royston Library next week. The Career Coach will be available to the public next Monday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Royston Library, which is located at 634 Franklin Springs Street in downtown Royston. They will be helping local residents search & […]

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