Category: Oconee County

Furlough Car Refinancing

  Some of these benefits offer leeway for those who are hoping to push back, or lessen those expensive car payments. The slam of the door, the start of the engine. These are sounds car owners are all too familiar with. Kris Wall of Allen Heyward Autos knows these sounds well. He advises though, that…

Six-year-old girl begins recovery after heart transplant

She’s a little girl with a lot of spunk. Six-year-old Katie Testement seems like an average first grader, except for the fact that she just had a heart transplant. Reporter Lindsay Tuman met with Katie and the Testement family, and they she’s doing a lot better. When she got her new heart, unfortunately she traded one…

Pope Francis

      A local priest says recent remarks by the Pope are on the right track! Father Gaurav Shroff  of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is referring to a recent interview with Pope Francis when he said Catholics need to worry less about gays, abortion, and contraception. Father Gaurav Schroff wants to see faces in…

Coyotes Pose Problems To Deer Hunters

Deer hunters are finding it a little harder these days to kill their game. Their competition: coyotes. They’ve been killing young deer across the state. It kept a lot of hunters from scoring a kill. And this year’s hunting season is just getting started. “Hunting season is already open in Georgia. Archery season came in…

    A 27-year-old man is in critical condition tonight after an accident on his moped. Police say Jayson Franks was traveling on his moped when he was rear ended by a Toyota RAV4 and then run over Tuesday night. It occurred where Atlanta Highway and Epps Bridge Road split heading west. Lt. Don Eckert,…

Federal Furlough Forgiveness Debt

By: Ashley ShahAhmadi Federal furloughs are in the hands of the Congress. The government shutdown is leading many federal workers without a paycheck, which is making it hard on the bills. But some companies are a little more understanding. If you have a car payment with Hyundai or a loan with Bank of America, they’re…

Local Agencies Affected by Shutdown

There was panic across the U.S. this morning as people woke up to find that the government was officially shutdown, leaving many federal employees temporarily jobless. For now there isn’t a clear end in sight to the government shutdown, and there are still questions about how this is directly affecting Northeast Georgia. Despite reports that the…