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Collins Again Supports Washington D.C. Pay Freeze

January 18, 2013
Collins Again Supports Washington D.C. Pay Freeze

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he has signed on as a co-sponsor of a House Resolution that would eliminate the 2013 statuary pay adjustment for federal employees enacted by the President. The legislation, known as House Resolution 273, would be a continuation of the Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act of...

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U.S. Hwy. 441 in GSMNP Has Landslide

January 18, 2013

Winter weather is not the only problem for a road frequented by many in the region when heading to the Smoky Mountains. A landslide occurred earlier this week on U.S. Highway 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which connects Cherokee, North Carolina to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The slide occurred near mile marker 22...

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Qualifying Ends Today for Hart Co. Magistrate Judge

January 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Today is the last day candidates for the Hart County Magistrate Judge race may qualify. Qualifying ends at noon today at the office of the Hart County Probate Judge. Candidates will vie for the seat left vacant by Tony Wellborn, who died suddenly last October. According to the...

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Weather-Related Announcements for Jan. 18

January 18, 2013

STEPHENS COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE ON A NORMAL SCHEDULE Habersham County Schools — TWO HOUR DELAY Banks County Schools – TWO HOUR DELAY

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Weather-Related Announcements

January 17, 2013

The 2013 Stephens County Relay for Life Kick-off Celebration scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to overwhelming calls and e-mails about the weather. The kick-off has been postponed until the first Team Captain Meeting on February 4th. In addition, Tracey Long with the American Cancer Society will get in touch with team captains...

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Stephens Co. BOE Learns About Charter System Process

January 17, 2013

The Stephens County School System continues to look at different models of school operations in preparation for a change in state law. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that state law says that by June 30, 2015, school systems have to choose an operating system moving forward. “These options give us opportunities to...

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Toccoa Sets City Commission Qualifying Fees

January 17, 2013

The city of Toccoa sets its qualifying fee for the 2013 municipal election. City commissioners approved the qualifying fee during their Monday for city commission posts. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said that the qualifying fee will be set at $252. “The qualifying fee is predicated on three percent of the salary of the...

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Hwy. 365 Blocked Due to Accident in Habersham Co.

January 17, 2013

An accident last night in Habersham County is causing major travel headaches on Highway 365. According to officials, Highway 365 northbound remains at least partially blocked at Cody Road, near Habersham Hills Cinema, due to an accident Wednesday evening. Officials say the road could be back to normal by about 9:30 a.m. today.

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Royston Woman Accused of Scamming Co-Workers

January 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County woman sits in the Hart County Jail, charged with 68 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said 41-year-old Jennifer Arter of Royston allegedly bilked money out of co-workers at her job in Royston. “She told coworkers her daughter had died...

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Committee Assignments Released for Gasaway, Wilkinson

January 17, 2013

The Georgia General Assembly has announced committee assignments for both 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway. In the Senate, Wilkinson will Chair the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee for this term of the Georgia General Assembly. The Senate’s Committee on Assignments named Wilkinson to that post...

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