Wilkinson To Chair State Senate Ag Committee

January 20, 2015
Wilkinson To Chair State Senate Ag Committee

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will once again serve as chair of the State Senate’s Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee for the 2015-2016 legislative term. The State Senate’s Committee on Assignments recently announced that Wilkinson would continue in the role of chair for that committee. He has served as the Agriculture and Consumer...

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Ga. DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance Schedule

January 20, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation has work planned in a number of area counties this week. DOT crews will be working along some roadways this week in Banks, Franklin, and Habersham counties. In Franklin County, a crew will inspect the drainage system for Interstate 85, closing the shoulder as work occurs. Elsewhere in Franklin...

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Local Leaders React To Caterpillar Announcement

January 19, 2015

Local leaders are reacting to Caterpillar’s announcement that it will be closing its Stephens County facility over the next two years, resulting in the loss of about 120 jobs at that plant. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said it is devastating news. “Did not see this coming,” said Martin. “It is...

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DOT Announces Upcoming Temporary Road Closure Along GA 17

January 19, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing an upcoming temporary road closure along the State Route 17 construction project in Stephens County. Davis Road will be closed at its intersection with State Highway 17 for about 60 days beginning next Monday, January 26, if weather permits. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the closure...

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MLK Activities Today in Toccoa

January 19, 2015

Activities for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day conclude today in Toccoa. At noon, Trinity C.M.E. Church will host the annual interfaith service honoring and remembering Dr. King. Following that service, at about 2 p.m., the annual march from the church to Toccoa City Hall will take place. Today’s activities wrap up a series...

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Lady Indians Now 2-0 In Region; Boys Drop Close One

January 19, 2015

The Stephens County Lady Indian basketball team picks up its second straight region win. Stephens County’s girls jumped out to a 17-point lead in the second half and withstood a late push from Monroe Area to win 41-31 Friday in Monroe. The Lady Indians hit 14 of 20 free throws in the second half...

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  • January 13, 2015CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) training class
  • January 13, 2015Free blue ribbons to display in support of local law enforcement
  • January 22, 2015Benefit Fundraiser; Ronald “Peck” Ivester
  • January 31, 2015Fishers of Men Revival Meeting
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