New Toccoa Animal Shelter Seeks More Funding

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The City Of Toccoa and Stephens County are working together to help fund additional construction and start-up costs associated with the new Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. On Monday, Toccoa city commissioners unanimously approved a loan of up to $200,000 from the city’s reserve account to cover additional costs. And at their meeting on Tuesday, […]

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Broun Holds Town Hall Meeting in Banks Crossing Tonight

U.S. Representative Dr. Paul Broun will be holding another town hall meeting today – this time in Banks County. Broun will be at the Holiday Inn Express this afternoon in Banks Crossing beginning at 4p.m. All residents of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District are encouraged to attend and share their questions and concerns with Congressman Broun.   In addition, members of Congressman […]

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Local Unemployment Rates Take Nose Dive in August

The preliminary unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains area declined to 7.8 percent in August, down from 8.2 percent in July. According to the Department of Labor, the unemployment  rate dropped because  of fewer layoffs in manufacturing, construction, transportation and warehousing, administrative and support services, educational services, and health care and social assistance. Overall, Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was […]

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