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I-85 Work Begins in Lavonia this Week

Traffic to Shift this Week on Interstate 85 in Lavonia for Weigh-In-Motion Equipment Installation. Contractors with the Georgia DOT will install new Weigh–in-Motion equipment on Interstate 85 (I-85) near Lavonia starting this week. While the work is taking place, alternating single lane closures will be necessary to complete the project. Weather permitting Work will begin today, Monday, January 23, 2017 […]

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Congressman Collins Speaks on Inauguration of Trump

Congressman Collins embraces new Presidential term. Upon the inauguration of the forty-fifth President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, Congressman Doug Collins issued a statement via email to members of the press. In the press release, Congressman Collins states… “This presidential inauguration represents more than a celebration of an individual person or party, era or idea. While the peaceful […]

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IDA COX MUSIC SERIES GAINS REGIONAL RECOGNITION

A regional tourism group is highlighting a downtown Toccoa summer event. The Southeast Tourism Society has named Toccoa’s very own Ida Cox Music Series as one of the society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast for Summer 2017. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this announcement serves as a great chance to showcase the concert series. “They meet […]

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SCDA PASSES INDUCEMENT RESOLUTIONS

The Stephens County Development Authority passes resolutions to help try to encourage a pair of projects to invest in Stephens County. Last week, the Development Authority approved inducement resolutions for industrial revenue bonds for two unnamed projects. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said inducement resolutions are a tool that communities use to encourage companies to continue to […]

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Trump Names Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

Georgia’s own Sonny Perdue, former Governor of the State of Georgia, has been nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Perdue, a former Veterinarian who also ran a grain and fertilizer business before being Elected Governor of Georgia in 2003, was chosen by President Trump on Wednesday to fill out the incoming president’s cabinet. […]

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Charges Handed Down in Death at Ingles

A Cleveland man faces vehicular homicide charges after an accident leads to the death of a 3 year old in an Ingles parking lot. According to Georgia State patrol, it happened Tuesday afternoon at the Ingles in Cleveland, when 36 year old James Holcomb’s Chevrolet Avalanche pickup crossed over the travel lane from an adjacent parking row and struck the […]

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Bird Flu Confirmed in the US

USDA Confirms case of avian flu. After test on a Duck in Montana were inconclusive for H5N2, The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a wild mallard duck from a state wildlife refuge near Fairbanks, Alaska. The CDC considers the […]

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Breaded Okra Recall

If you typically buy Pictsweet frozen vegetables at the grocery store, you may want to read this. The Company is voluntarily recalling select packages of Pictsweet Farms 12 ounce Breaded Okra – that after the company learned some packages may contain glass fragments. According to the USDA, there has been one minor injury reported in connection with this issue. The […]

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Jackson County Teacher Takes State Award

A Jackson County Teacher has been named as one of Governor Nathan Deal’s three recipients of this year’s  Innovation in Teaching Competition Award. Kaycie Rogers who is a Third grade teacher of Science and Social Studies at East Jackson Elementary School was announced of one of the 3 statewide winners on Tuesday and will receive a $3,000 stipend along with […]

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