14 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

December 2, 2013
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The state’s Department of Public Safety said Monday that 14 people were killed on Georgia highways during the Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend. This year’s holiday travel period went from 6 p.m. on Wednesday through midnight Sunday. The final figure of 14 fatalities for this year is a drop from last year’s figure of 21...

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Progress Ongoing on Currahee Beautification Project

December 2, 2013
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Progress is ongoing on the Currahee Beautification Project in Toccoa and Stephens County. Toccoa City Commissioner Terry Carter updated commissioners on progress within the city limits at last Monday’s city commission meeting. The Currahee Beautification Project is an effort underway to clean up properties along the Highway 123 Corridor, initially starting between the Toccoa...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Rises in October

December 2, 2013
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Stephens County sees its unemployment rate rise in October. The Georgia Department of Labor released the preliminary October unemployment figures for counties across the state last week. Those numbers reported that Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in October of 7.8 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised...

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BBB Offers Cyber Monday Tips for Online Shoppers

December 2, 2013
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While Friday was the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, online shopping takes center stage today. Today is known as Cyber Monday and is one of the biggest days of the year for online shopping. Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau President Fred Elsberry said that Cyber Monday has actually replaced Black Friday as...

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Police Blotter

December 2, 2013
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The Toccoa Police Department is investigating two recent burglaries reported on the same road. According to reports on file, officers responded to two burglaries on Kipling Drive on November 25. In the first report, a resident reported that evening to police that somebody broke into her residence and stole a watch, necklace, and some...

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BBB Offers Advice For Holiday Shopping

November 29, 2013
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With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, many people’s attention now turns to the holiday shopping season. Today is Black Friday and this weekend, the National Retail Federation expects 140 million people to make purchases nationwide. Keeping that in mind, the Better Business Bureau is offering some tips to ensure shoppers get the best...

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