Be Careful About Post Holiday Trash

The holidays means a lot of presents, which can also mean a lot of empty product boxes to get rid of. Law enforcement officials remind people to make sure they are not showing off the expensive items now in the home when the boxes are thrown out. According to law enforcement, thieves drive up and down streets to scope out […]

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Truett McConnell To Offer MBA in 2017

A northeast Georgia college is offering a new Master’s Degree program next year. Truett McConnell University has announced its new Master of Business Administration degree program has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and will be offered beginning in the Fall 2017 semester. This is the second master’s degree program offered at […]

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Martin Looks Back at 2016

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says 2016 was another great year for the community and the agency. Martin said the Development Authority has been pleased to see growth in the community in many different areas over the last 12 months. “We had thought that the year end might wind down a little bit,” said Martin. “The third […]

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Toccoa Renews ABC Licenses

A local bowling alley will keep its Alcohol Beverage Control license after appearing before Toccoa City Commissioners. December 19, the Toccoa City Commission considered its ABC license renewals for 2017. Among those questioned was the license for the Rose Lane Bowling Center. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the bowling alley had not met a certain requirement spelled out in […]

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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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