Gov. Kemp announces plan for Georgia to discontinue participation in federal unemployment subsidy

Governor Brian Kemp announced on Thursday that the state will no longer participate in the federal subsidy on unemployment. In an interview to Fox News, Kemp said the extra $300-a-week federal supplement to unemployed workers in Georgia will end in June. He says, “We’re not going to be participating in the federal subsidy any longer…That’s going to be mid to […]

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TSCHS hosting Toccoa Veterinary Hospital rabies clinic

Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director Jeff Roberts is reminding Stephens County pet owners of a rabies clinic going on today here in Toccoa-Stephens County. He says, Toccoa Veterinary Hospital will be doing their clinic at the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter, located at 1747 Scenic Drive, in Toccoa, today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Toccoa Veterinary Hospital will offer 1-year […]

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DPH says children as young as 12 now eligible for Pfizer COVID vaccine

The Georgia Department of Public Health announces that eligibility is now open for everyone 12 years of age and older for the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently approved for children aged 12 through 17. To learn more or to schedule a vaccination appointment, visit dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine. In addition, the Georgia Department of Public Health reminds residents about […]

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Governor Kemp, State Labor Commissioner Announce Economic Recovery Plan

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment programs, effective Saturday, June 26, 2021. Over the next several weeks, state officials will provide resources for […]

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TCC continues talks about the negative impact unemployment benefits have on local businesses

The Toccoa City Commission recently penned a letter to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to restrict unemployment benefits for anyone not actively seeking reemployment. During the Toccoa City Commission meeting on Monday, Commissioner David Austin announced that the states of South Carolina and Arkansas have both eliminated the extra $300 federal unemployment benefits for their residents. He said he would like […]

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Class of 2021 Senior Parade slated for this weekend

A group of volunteer parents have organized a Senior Parade for Stephens County High School’s Graduating Class of 2021. The parade will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m. Students will begin lining-up in the First Baptist Church parking lot on Tugalo Street at 12 noon. According to organizer Melissa Ashley, last year’s Senior Parade was such a […]

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Stephens County Board of Elections scheduled to meet today

The Stephens County Board of Elections will meet this evening for its regular scheduled meeting. The meeting will be held at the Stephens County Historic Courthouse. According to Stephens County Registrar April Roberts the public is invited and encouraged to attend. The meeting will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. For questions regarding the upcoming Board of Elections meeting contact Roberts […]

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