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SR51 Sinkhole Project Garners Award for Georgia DOT

July 27, 2015
SR51 Sinkhole Project Garners Award for Georgia DOT

Last summer’s Lake Hartwell sinkhole repair project by the Georgia Department of Transportation is being honored by the American Public Works Association. Recently, the national group’s Georgia chapter presented the Georgia DOT with four awards honoring the best achievements in the public works profession last year – one of those projects was for their work…

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Baldwin Fire Chief Hit During Weekend Boot Drive

July 27, 2015
Baldwin Fire Chief Hit During Weekend Boot Drive

Baldwin Fire Chief Joe Roy is expected to recover from injuries he received over the weekend during a fundraiser. It happened Saturday morning at the intersection of Georgia Highway 384/the Duncan Bridge Road at Mud Creek Road near Baldwin in Habersham County, according to Georgia State Patrol Toccoa Post trooper 1st Class J. Tucker. Tucker…

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Local Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in June

July 27, 2015

The unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in June was 5.5 percent, up from 5.2 percent in May. “The rate rose as the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance increased by 212, or 16.5 percent, to 1,494 in June,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “Most of the increase came in manufacturing and…

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Man Shot By Police in Seneca Fast Food Parking Lot

July 27, 2015

A 19 year-old Seneca man is dead – the victim of a police involved shooting. It happened Sunday night about 8:20p in the Hardee’s parking lot on the 123 Bypass.  The incident occurred during an undercover drug investigation being conducted by the Seneca Police. Authorities say the victim was attempting to evade a police stop…

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Lavonia Business to Take Part in Harvard Study

July 27, 2015

A local businesswoman has been chosen to take part in a scientific study being conducted by Harvard University. Patty Payne owns a business called, Georgia Healing, which specializes in a form of therapy known as Reiki. Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by…

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Country Hearth Inn To Re-open

July 24, 2015

One of the Toccoa hotels that closed following inspections is re-opening to the public. The Country Hearth Inn, located just off of Broad Street in downtown Toccoa, will be having a grand opening and ribbon cutting next week. In May, new owners Amarin Capital closed the Country Hearth Inn following an inspection by city officials…

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SC Man Dies After Being Hit by Train

July 24, 2015

An 88 year-old Westminster man died Thursday morning (July 23rd) in the emergency department at Oconee Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained after being struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train. . This incident occurred at approximately 8:30 am at the North Bibb Street grade crossing in Westminster. According to the engineer and conductor of the…

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St. Mary’s Neurological Specialists is Expanding

July 24, 2015

St. Mary’s Neurological Specialists is expanding: neurologist John Edry, M.D., is joining Drs. Angela McSwain and Robert Steadham effective Aug. 1. Dr. Edry grew up in the Augusta area, attending Aquinas High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Augusta State University, now part of Georgia Regents University (GRU). He earned his medical degree from…

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NGCU Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

July 24, 2015

North Georgia Credit Union’s board of directors and management dug up the first scoops of dirt in their groundbreaking celebration at 11850 Augusta Road. The new free-standing branch will be located across the street from the existing location in Suite 1 of the Lavonia South Business Center, which was established in 2005. The 3,100 square…

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Royston DDA Holds Economic Development Symposium

July 23, 2015

The City of Royston’s Downtown Development Authority will be holding its much-anticipated Northeast Georgia Economic Development Symposium today. Today’s symposium takes place at the Royston Housing Authority from 11a to 2p. According to Royston Main Street Executive Director Candy Rhoades, this is the first such symposium of its kind in Northeast Georgia. Rhoades said the…

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