Local Grocer Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

A longtime local grocer is honored by the Georgia Food Industry Association with a lifetime achievement award. Each year, the Georgia Food Industry Association recognizes a leader with its Legacy Award. This year, however, the group presented a different honor—a Lifetime Achievement Award to Anderson Dilworth of Royston. The 87-year old Dilworth is the president of Dill’s Food City, which operates […]

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Ty Cobb Museum Celebrating 19th Anniversary

MJ Kneiser Baseball fans will want to mark their calendars for a special event coming up later this month at the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston. The museum is celebrating its 19th anniversary and on Saturday, July 29 they will be hosting a special presentation featuring Major League Baseball great Ransom Jackson Jr. Museum Executive Director Wesley Fricks said Jackson will be […]

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Operation Southern Shield Kicks off This Week

Yesterday kicked off Operation Southern Shield, week-long speed prevention campaign, in Georgia and surrounding states. The multi-state effort to prevent speeding will be underway all week across Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Harris Blackwood said this is the first time Georgia has done a multi-state operation on speed enforcement. According […]

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Search Continues for Missing Man on Lake Hartwell

MJ Kneiser It’s day four in the search for a missing Seneca man who is believed to have drowned on Lake Hartwell over the weekend. Georgia DNR Law Enforcement agent Craig Fulghum said late Monday afternoon that his office is contributing special equipment  to help South Carolina DNR officials search for the missing boater. But Fulghum says divers and rescue […]

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State Insurance Commissioner Hudgens Announces Retirement

Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced today that he will not seek re-election for a third term as Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner. In a prepared statement, Hudgens said the decision came after much thought and prayer. “I am immensely grateful for the opportunity that the people of this State have given me to serve in this capacity, but […]

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Board of Education to Meet Tomorrow

The Stephens County Board of Education is holding its regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda includes a financial report of the June budget as well as SPLOST activity and approval of a new strategic plan for the school system. At their work session last week, Deputy Superintendent Terri Powers explained the strategic plan, saying that the […]

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