Georiga’s Labor Force at All Time High In November

Georgia’s labor force reached an all-time high in November of 5.17 million. Additionally, the state saw significant increases in the number of employed residents and jobs. While nearly every metric remained positive, the unemployment rate for November still increased by 1.2 percentage points to 5.7 percent due to the dramatic increase in the number of citizens returning to the workforce. […]

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Newest Covid Numbers in Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health is still reporting 48 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 2,089 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic.   The latest report has Habersham County with 86 deaths and now 3,379 positive cases of the virus.   In other neighboring counties, Franklin County has had 21 deaths and […]

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Douglas Segars

Douglas Terrell Segars, 78, of Carnesville, passed away Wednesday evening, December 30, 2020, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, Georgia. Services will be 3pm Sunday afternoon at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gary Ledford and Rev. Dale Carson. Entombment will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens North The family will receive  friends from 1pm until 3 Sunday […]

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Year In Review: Deaths

As we wrap our 2020 year in review we remember the loss of a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy.   On the evening of July 18, Deputy William “Bill” Garner was working a wreck on I-85 at Exit 164 when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.   Chief Investigator Jimmy LeCroy said the vehicle, a 2018 Honda Accord driven by […]

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Year In Review: Presidential Race and Recount

In the Presidential race, President Donald Trump easily won the votes in Northeast Georgia and most rural Georgia counties, but in a stunning and unexpected upset, lost the state to Democrat challenger Joe Biden.    President Donald Trump picked only a handful of votes in Franklin and Hart counties during the hand recount of the Presidential ballots.   Trump then […]

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