Local Shelter Closes to Public Once Again

The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter was forced to close yesterday due to a faulty sewer line, according to Shelter Director Tammie Jourdanais… “Unfortunately we have a problem with our sewer line, the city seems to think it may be a collapse in the line, which is causing sewage to back up, so we are going to have to close to […]

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Local Lake Claims Life of Royston Woman

Lake Hartwell claims yet another life. According to a report from the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, 52 year old Vicki Pullian of Royston, drowned in Lake Hartwell Thursday night of last week. The Sheriff’s Office received a call of the reported drowning around 10:30 that night from a campsite at Hart State Park. At this time other details have not […]

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Collins Introduces Prison Reform Bill

Congressman Doug Collins this week introduced the Prison Reform and Redemption Act, a criminal justice reform bill aimed at lowering recidivism rates among federal offenders. The Redemption Act would establish a post-sentencing risk- and needs-assessment system in federal prisons. Under this system, prisoners would be able to participate in individualized, evidence-based programs to reduce their risk of reoffending. The bill […]

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Georgia DNR to Host Hunt and Learn Program

MJ Kneiser First-time hunters this fall should consider attending one of the Georgia Hunt and Learn Programs hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Georgia Hunt and Learn Programs provide instruction from qualified teachers for children, ages 10-17, that are accompanied by an adult. Classes include everything from the basics of hunting to learning how to care for harvested […]

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HOSPITAL AUTHORITY TO UPGRADE WIRING FOR INTERNET

MJ Kneiser The Stephens County Hospital Authority is working on a plan to upgrade wiring for its wi-fi and Internet system. At their meeting Monday evening, the Board voted to upgrade the system after hearing a presentation from Hospital CFO Jeff Laird. Pointing to a chart of the current wiring system, Laird said the upgrade was necessary because the current […]

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Lotto Takes in Largest Profit Transfer Yet

The Georgia Lottery Corporation has recorded its largest profit transfer on record. Last week, the Georgia Lottery transferred over 1.1 billion dollars to the State Treasury. That’s the largest educational transfer in the lottery’s 24-year history – even more than last year’s record. In fiscal year 2017, lottery players won 2.74 billion in prizes and retailers earned over 268 million […]

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EC Continues With Accreditation

Over the past 14 months, Emmanuel College has been under its regularly scheduled accreditation review with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A decision by SACSCOC regarding the College’s status has now been handed down, and Emmanuel College continues to be an accredited institution. The SACSCOC has determined that Emmanuel College is compliant with all accreditation […]

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