State Health Officials Mark National Immunization Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Georgia District Two Public Health is taking the opportunity to remind residents to make sure everyone in the family is up-to-date on their vaccinations. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that August is a good time to issue this reminder because of students heading back to school. “In school, vaccines are required […]

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Power Outage Restored in Toccoa

A major power outage affected over 1,000 people in Toccoa early this morning, according to information from Georgia Power. The outage afffected an area including part of Big A Road, Collins Road, Rose Lane, Skyline Drive, Rothell Road. In all, an estimated 1,250 people or so were affected by the outage, per numbers from Georgia Power. There is no word […]

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Hudgens Urges People To Consider Renters Insurance

As the start of the college school year approaches, students moving out of the house or off campus may want to consider purchasing renters insurance. That is according to Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. He said renters insurance can cover the loss of computers, flat screen TVs, musical instruments, wardrobe and much more in the event of theft, fire or […]

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Stephens Co. Bridge Part of “Bridge Bundling” Package

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A Stephens County bridge is now slated for replacement sometime in the next few years under a new process designed to accelerate local bridge replacement across the state. Georgia Department of Transportation officials said the process is called “bridge bundles,” and in this case, it used five design-build contracts that each group four to six bridge replacements geographically. There were […]

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Ivester Starts NGTC Tenure

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Today marks a new beginning at North Georgia Technical College. Dr. Mark Ivester officially starts his tenure as President of North Georgia Tech today, taking over for the now-retired Dr. Gail Thaxton. Ivester said he just wants to continue to move North Georgia Tech forward on the path it is currently on. “We want to get in as many students […]

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NGTC To Conduct Emergency Drills

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North Georgia Technical College will conduct three emergency preparedness drills this week. The school said one drill will take place on each campus and will involve faculty and staff along with multiple law enforcement agencies. The drills also will involve multiple EMS agencies, two local hospitals and the local media. School officials said that no students will be participating since […]

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Work Continues On “Orphan County” TV Issue

Stephens County government is continuing steps to try and obtain access to Atlanta television stations for county residents on satellite television. Tuesday, the county commission approved a letter of feasibility certificate request be sent to DirecTV, LLC. The letter from the county asks DirecTV to clarify whether or not, or to what extent, the company could provide Atlanta stations to […]

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One Dead in Wednesday Accident in NE Ga.

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia One person is dead and another is injured after a traffic accident Wednesday morning in northeast Georgia. According to the Hartwell Post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred at about 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday on the Georgia Highway 77 Connector near the Lavonia Speedway. The GSP said a Jeep Cherokee driven by […]

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