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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GDOL to Host Employers in the Know in Toccoa

by Cammie Bagley (WNEG Radio) The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting an Employers in the Know event in September at North Georgia Technical College’s Currahee Campus. According to Communications Director Sam Hall, the idea for the employer summit stemmed from Labor Commissioner Mark Butler visiting with employers throughout Georgia. “They told him they really needed better information about things […]

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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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Local Sheriff Receives Multiple Awards

According to a report from the Athens Banner-Herald, Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas has received both the Top 15 Club Award and the $100,000 Club award that were recently given out at the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home dinner held at Lanier Islands in Hall County. Georgia Sheriff’s Associate Director Terry Norris presented the awards to Thomas. The sheriff’s association supports […]

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