Locals Feel Early Morning Earthquake

You may have been rattled out of a sound sleep this morning when an earthquake rumbled through our area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit about 4:14 this morning with the epicenter just north of Chattanooga in Decatur, Tennessee. The U.S. Geological Survey reported an aftershock about 13 minutes later that registered a 3.3 magnitude. […]

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Scientists Expect More Aftershocks After Wednesday Quake

Wednesday morning’s earthquake in Eastern Tennessee was not as uncommon as you might think. Don Blakeman is a Geo-physicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Blakeman says earthquakes in the Southeast are not uncommon, but quakes over 4.0 and over are rare. “They are actually very common, particularly in this area,” he explained. “Where this earthquake happened is part of what’s […]

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Piedmont, St. Mary’s Healthcare Urging Flu Vaccines Amid Increased Influenza Cases

Georgia is experiencing increased levels of influenza (flu) illnesses, according to health experts. And on Tuesday, experts at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Care System issued an urgent plea for area residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from the flu this season. Dr. Robert Sinyard, M.D., chief medical officer at Piedmont Athens […]

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Toccoa Department of Labor Career Center Re-opened

Two Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) offices closed this morning due to inclement weather conditions have reopened for normal business. The centers impacted by today’s actions are as follows: Habersham Toccoa Staff and GDOL customers will be updated as the situation changes. All other GDOL career centers will operate according to their normal schedules, pending weather conditions and notification of […]

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15 Provisional Ballots Could Change the House District 28 Race Results

In the tight House District 28 Special Primary, it could be one County’s provisional ballots that could ultimately determine the winner. On Tuesday the race between House Republican Incumbent Dan Gasaway and Republican challenger businessman Chris Erwin ended with a three-vote difference, with Erwin just slightly ahead of Gasaway by a total vote of 3,516 to Gasaway’s 3,513. Overall, Erwin […]

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