Collins Urges FCC to Provide Orphan Counties with Immediate Access to In-State Broadcasting in the Midst of COVID-19

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai advocating for immediate access to in-state programming for northeast Georgia’s “orphan counties” to ensure Georgians are able to receive critical state-specific updates in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. “In recent weeks, I’ve heard from several constituents worried they will miss an important coronavirus-related […]

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Ninth District Opportunity Offering Help With Summer Cooling Bills to Elderly

Ninth District Opportunity has received funding to help the elderly, and other low-income households pay their summer cooling bills. On April 1 low-income households with residents over the age of 65 could begin applying for assistance. According to Paula Duley with Ninth District Opportunity in Toccoa, if you are over 65 and need help paying your electric bills through the […]

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Stephens County Closes Convenience Centers

By Ethan Jordan, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Stephens County Government has announced that the Convenience Centers throughout the county will no longer process recyclables, effective April 1. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the change is due to a significant increase in the cost to haul and process recyclable. She says the haul rate has increased by 140 percent. […]

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Processed Unemployment Claims At Highest Ever

As the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis continues to negatively affect Georgia’s businesses, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) today announced that the agency processed 133,820 claims during the week of March 22 through March 28, the highest number of claims it has ever processed in a week. This represents an increase of 1102% over the prior week ending March 21 […]

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