Collins Speaks Out on UN Resolution on Isreal

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has commented on a U.N. resolution condemning the construction of Israeli settlements. The U.S. abstained from last week’s Security Council vote. In response to the resolution, Collins said that the UN’s resolution continues the body’s pattern of undermining Israel as a sovereign, democratic nation. Collins added that the United States’ failure to veto the […]

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NGTC Hands Out Service Awards

North Georgia Technical College recognizes a host of employees for their service to the school. Recently, North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Mark Ivester recognized several employees from the Clarkesville, Blairsville and Currahee campus locations with milestone service achievement awards. Receiving 5-year service awards were Barry Benfield, Craig Thurmond, Heidi Tapley, Pam Segars, James Benn, Kallan Williams, Johnnie Williams, Joe […]

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in November

Stephens County receives positive news on the unemployment front for the month of November. According to statistics released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary November unemployment rate of 5.7 percent. That is down two-tenths of a percentage point from October’s revised rate of 5.9 percent and also down one-tenth of a percentage point […]

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Eight Killed On Ga. Highways So Far This Holiday

Eight drivers have been killed so far on Georgia highways over the Christmas travel period. That is according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety. To this point, none of those traffic fatalities have occurred in northeast Georgia. The Christmas holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight tonight for a total […]

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Corps Again Recycling Christmas Trees

The season of giving continues beyond holiday celebrations as officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Hartwell Lake activate plans to repurpose Christmas trees into fish habitats. The Corps said it will accept only real Christmas trees for recycling starting today and running through February 1, 2017 at Hartwell Lake. Drop-off locations around Lake Hartwell include the Big […]

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Voting Continues in Toccoa Storefront Window Contest

Christmas Day may be over, but there is still time to check out downtown storefronts in Toccoa decorated for the Christmas holiday. Voting is still going on in Main Street Toccoa’s Downtown Storefront Window Decorating Contest. It is something Main Street Toccoa organizes each holiday season. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that people can vote through December […]

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Lavonia Investigating Smash and Grab Burglaries

The Lavonia Police Department is looking for the public’s help in finding someone who has allegedly burglarized multiple city businesses. The incidents all occurred during the midnight hour on Wednesday morning. Lavonia Police Investigator Captain Daniel Carson says three businesses were all burglarized. He says all of the burglaries were “smash and grab” burglaries where the suspect appeared to only […]

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SCSO Assists in Arrest of Fugitive

Local authorities assist in the arrest of a man wanted on charges in Bartow County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office recently assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in apprehending the fugitive. Shirley said that on Tuesday, his office received a call from a federal agent with the task force requesting assistance in apprehending a fugitive […]

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Ga. DOT Ready For Busy Holiday Weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy weekend on the state’s highways. AAA is projecting that more than 2.7 million Georgians will travel 50 miles or more by car between now and the start of 2017. That is an increase of 2.4 percent from last year. With that in mind, Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said the […]

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