Secretary of State’s Office Investigates Fr County Commission District 4 Race

The Secretary of State’s office is investigating whether former County Commissioner-Elect Cole Roper violated any State election laws when he ran for County Commissioner for District 4 and then resigned before taking office. WLHR News spoke with an investigator with the Secretary of State’s Investigation Division who confirmed an investigation is underway and could be concluded in the coming weeks. […]

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WorkSource Georgia Internship Program Helps Employers, Workers

With the current job market, many employers are having trouble finding trained workers for full-time positions. If that’s the case at your business you might consider working with WorkSource Georgia Mountains’ Internship program. Or if you are looking for a full-time permanent job but lack certain job skills, a paid internship might be your answer, and WorkSource Georgia Mountains can […]

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Emmanuel’s Ag Department Receives Gift of New Tractor

Emmanuel College’s Agriculture Department is the recipient of a new Deutz- Fahr four-wheel drive tractor. According to the press release, students in the Agriculture Department at Emmanuel College now have the opportunity to gain experience and skills in tractor operation and maintenance due to the donation of an 80-horsepower tractor. The tractor was donated by Deutz-Fahr Corporation in Dacula, Georgia, […]

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Unemployment Rate in December Remains Unchanged

The Georgia Mountains unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.4 percent in December. Initial claims for unemployment were up 20% last month as well. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the labor force in the Georgia Mountains Region was down 35 last month and the number of employed workers was also down slightly. The Georgia Mountains Region includes Franklin, Habersham, […]

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