Wilkinson Appointed to New Business Study Committee

State Senator John Wilkinson said he is honored to have been appointed to a new committee. Wilkinson was recently appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to chair the Senate Study Committee on Reducing Georgia’s Cost of Doing Business. The Committee was created under Georgia Senate Resolution 433 and passed this past Legislative session. Under the Resolution, the Committee will study […]

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State Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly in July

Georgia’s unemployment rate dipped in July by a percentage point to 3.6 percent. That’s down from 3.8 percent a year ago and down slightly from the national rate last month, which stood at 3.7 percent. Georgia’s labor force slipped again in July, dropping by less than 1,000 versus a total work force of more than 5.1 million. Even with the […]

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ARDEO Agents Seize Quantity of Meth in Habersham County

In Habersham County, a Clarkesville man faces multiple drug charges after a three-month investigation by the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office. Early Saturday morning, Deputies with the Habersham County Sheriff’s office, along with Agents of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) executed a search warrant at 200 Midland Drive, Clarkesville. During the search, authorities located approximately one quarter pound […]

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Oak Hill Elementary School exhibit now open at Stephens County History Museum

The Stephens County History Museum recognized the historic Oak Hill Elementary School on Thursday with a special dedication. Stephens County History Museum Executive Director Brenda Carlin unveiled a plaque during the event at the Historic Train Depot. She says the school was the first and last combined all African-American elementary school in Stephens County before integration. The school was in […]

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Expect Delays This Week as I-85 Widening Project Continues

Construction activity for the I-85 widening project continues and motorists going to and from the metro Atlanta area can expect lane closures all along the construction route beginning tonight. The Georgia Department of Transportation says asphalt paving will necessitate single lane closures along I-85 in both directions between SR 211 in Barrow County to Hamilton Mill Road in Gwinnett County. […]

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