Fire Destroys Home in Martin

Still no word on the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Martin Friday. It happened about 12:30p Friday afternoon at a home on Whispering Woods Road. Martin  Volunteer Fire Department Chief Len Stovall said the blaze broke out at a double wide mobile home Friday and it took fire crews from Martin, Eastanollee, and Big Smith volunteer […]

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Chambliss: Bipartisan Gridlock Will Likely Continue

Associated Press U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss doesn’t believe the partisan gridlock in the nation’s capital is likely to let up soon, but he doesn’t plan to let that stop him from continuing to fight for what he thinks is best for the country during his remaining two years in office, he said Monday. The 69-year-old Chambliss spoke at the University […]

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Main St. Toccoa Hands Out Awards for 2012

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Toccoa celebrates another year on Main Street. The Toccoa Main Street Program held its annual Main Street Awards Reception on Thursday in the Schaefer Center.  Main Street officials honored a number of businesses and individuals with awards. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said it was a great night to honor these businesses and […]

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Legislative Report: Appropriations Committees Get First Look at Budget Proposals

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I joined my colleagues Jan. 22-24 to begin the lengthy  process of reviewing Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget recommendations for the remainder of fiscal year 2013, which ends June 30, and for all of fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. During the joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee hearings, the governor led […]

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