People First Gives Back with Holiday Event

December 26, 2013

A group of people with disabilities gives back to the community. People First of Stephens County held its annual Christmas party to help others in the community in Toccoa last Thursday. People First is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities made up of people with disabilities. People First Volunteer Supporter Jeraldine Hayes says...

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Corps Accepting Used Christmas Trees for Hartwell Lake

December 26, 2013

Starting today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will once again collect used, natural Christmas trees for use as fish attractors throughout Hartwell Lake. There will be two drop-off points in Georgia. The Corps said trees can be dropped off at the Poplar Springs boat ramp in Franklin County, as well as at the...

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No Fatal Crashes in Ga. Over Christmas Holiday

December 26, 2013

The Georgia Department of Public Safety reported Thursday that no fatal crashes were reported in Georgia over the 30-hour Christmas holiday travel period. The Georgia State Patrol said it investigated 90 traffic crashes that resulted in 51 injuries between 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and midnight Christmas Day. Last year, law enforcement officers statewide investigated...

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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Expire Saturday

December 26, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers will end this weekend. EUC is a federally funded benefit for long-term unemployed workers who have exhausted regular state unemployment insurance benefits. These benefits will end on Saturday and state Labor Department officials said it will impact nearly 40,000 workers in Georgia. The Labor...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrest

December 23, 2013

Area authorities say a Toccoa man faces drug charges after a business check. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a deputy was recently performing business checks when he encountered a suspicious person at a Mize Road convenience store. Shirley said upon further investigation, deputies recovered a large quantity of more than one ounce...

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Local Law Enforcement Urge Safety on Roads for Christmas

December 23, 2013

Local law enforcement officials are reminding people to stay safe on the roads this holiday season. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that if you are headed out for the holiday, expect the unexpected on the roadways. “Do not get distracted in your automobile by whatever you have playing or whoever you have in...

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