Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

December 3, 2013
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With the winter season approaching, the American Red Cross is issuing a call for blood donations. Red Cross Spokesperson Kristin Stancil said that this is a time of the year when historically, the blood supply decreases, while demand remains the same. “During the winter months, starting in November and going to January, we see...

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Martin Christmas Lights on Display

December 3, 2013
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The holiday season is in full swing and in Martin, that means it is time for an annual tradition.  The town has once again lined Highway 17 with a Christmas light display.  Martin Mayor Don Foster said that the display will remain up through the New Year.  The annual display can be seen at...

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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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