Factory Direct Job Event This Week in Banks Co.

November 29, 2014

A job event is coming up in Banks County this week to recruit for a new company to Banks County. The Factory Direct Wholesale Recruitment Event is coming up on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Banks County Adult Learning Center on Hudson Valley Drive in Homer. Factory Direct Wholesale is an...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Down in October

November 28, 2014

Stephens County receives some good news on the employment front for October. According to October employment figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary October unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. That is down from the revised September rate of 6.7 percent and also lower than the revised...

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Sheriff Announces Three Drug Arrests

November 28, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that continuing efforts of his office’s Crime Suppression Unit has resulted in three arrests on drug related charges. Shirley said the first arrest took place after a November 1 traffic stop on West Currahee Street. “We stopped one vehicle and as a result, deputies recovered some methamphetamine and...

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Holiday Shopping Season Starts With Black Friday

November 28, 2014

The holiday shopping season is underway across the country and northeast Georgia is no different. Today, of course, is Black Friday. That means lots of people headed to stores and malls not only today, but throughout the weekend. Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood said that the roads will be busy...

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Wrestling Season Gearing Up At SCHS

November 28, 2014

Wrestling season is getting underway at Stephens County High School. The Indian grapplers have a new coach, Rob Stowe. He said the team should be able to fill all of the weight classes for matches heading into the season. Stowe said the team shows a lot of promise. “Coaching at Rabun County, we wrestled...

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State Football Quarterfinals Tonight

November 28, 2014

A number of area teams will continue their march towards a possible state football championship tonight. First, two Region 8-AAAA teams remain alive in the state AAAA bracket. Region 8-AAAA champion Buford will host Marist in one quarterfinal game, with the winner to play whoever wins between Sandy Creek and Cartersville. Meanwhile, Region 8-AAAA...

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