17 Killed Over Thanksgiving Holiday On Ga. Highways

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting 17 traffic fatalities over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This year’s 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ended at midnight Sunday. One of those fatal wrecks occurred Friday afternoon in Hart County and killed three members of a Franklin County family. The accident occurred on State Route […]

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Love Light Ceremony Thursday at Stephens Co. Hospital

It’s Love Light time again at Stephens County Hospital. Love Light is the annual fundraising campaign organized by the Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary. The Hospital Auxiliary comes under the umbrella of the Stephens County Hospital Foundation. Each year, the Love Light campaign culminates with the Love Light tree lighting ceremony. This year, that event takes place this coming Thursday night […]

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BBB Offers Tips for Cyber Monday

While Black Friday was the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, today is Cyber Monday, which the Better Business Bureau says has replaced Black Friday as the most popular day to shop for the holidays. Cyber Monday represents the day where people head online to shop. With that in mind, the Better Business Bureau of Atlanta, Athens, and Northeast […]

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“Attire for Hire” Clothing Drive Underway

Local agencies are working together to try and help people looking for a job dress for success. Family Connection of Stephens County is now accepting donations of new or gently used business attire in what is being called the “Attire for Hire” clothing drive. Family Connection Director Allyson Warren said the goal is to collect clothing that people could wear […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Down in October

Stephens County receives some good news on the employment front for October. According to October employment figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary October unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. That is down from the revised September rate of 6.7 percent and also lower than the revised rate for October 2013 of 7.6 […]

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Sheriff Announces Three Drug Arrests

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that continuing efforts of his office’s Crime Suppression Unit has resulted in three arrests on drug related charges. Shirley said the first arrest took place after a November 1 traffic stop on West Currahee Street. “We stopped one vehicle and as a result, deputies recovered some methamphetamine and made one arrest,” said Shirley. The […]

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Holiday Shopping Season Starts With Black Friday

The holiday shopping season is underway across the country and northeast Georgia is no different. Today, of course, is Black Friday. That means lots of people headed to stores and malls not only today, but throughout the weekend. Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood said that the roads will be busy with shoppers, some of whom will […]

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OSHA Cites Tenneco

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Tenneco faces the possibility of more fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA initiated the latest inspection against Tenneco after receiving a complaint alleging improper material handling and machine guarding hazards. Proposed penalties total $342,250. Also, Illinois-based Tenneco has now been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program […]

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