Rec Department Changing Football Leagues

The Stephens County Recreation Department recently joined the North Georgia Youth Football Association, changing the way youth athletes are being trained. Director of the Rec. Department Richard Adams told WNEG News what changes this league brings. “The league that we used to be in and have been in for several years is a recreational league,” said Adams. “Normally, in a […]

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Local Businesses Give Presentations at GA House Rural Development Council Hearing

The Georgia House Rural Development Council met in Toccoa last Thursday and Friday and local business owners and other stakeholders in the community gave presentations. The rural council is made up of 15-members who are touring the state through the summer and fall, asking rural communities about policies and programs the state could adopt to help rural areas thrive. Barry […]

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GDOL Recruiting for ResCare HomeCare

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Habersham Career Center is hosting a recruitment for ResCare HomeCare, Inc. on June 28. ResCare HomeCare is looking for 60 employees to work in Habersham County and are looking for positions including certified nursing assistants, direct-care or personal-care workers and homemakers. All applicants must be at least 18-years-old and have a high school diploma or […]

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Homer Woman Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine

The Banks County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Public Safety and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office arrested Jessica Amerson Martinez, 31 of Homer, earlier this week. On June 12, the Banks County Sheriff’s Office and The Georgia State Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Martinez was a passenger. The GSP Trooper located approximately 42 grams […]

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Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.9 in May

The Georgia Department of Labor announces the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in May, setting a new record for the number of Georgians employed. The last time the state recorded a jobless rate as low as 4.9 percent was in October 2007. There were 9,685 more Georgians employed in May than in April, pushing the total number to […]

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