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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Underway

November 27, 2014

No traffic fatalities have been reported to this point in Georgia over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The official Georgia Department of Public Safety travel period for Thanksgiving began at 6 p.m. last night. It lasts for 102 hours, concluding at midnight on Sunday Last year during a 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday, the Georgia State...

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Ga. Gains Jobs in October

November 27, 2014

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia moved up to fifth in the nation and second in the Southeast in over-the-year job creation in October, compared to sixth and third respectively in September. That is according to state rankings released recently by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to...

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“Mooseltoe” Coming to Toccoa

November 27, 2014

The Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa will host a special holiday play coming up next week. Main Street Toccoa and the Currahee Arts Council’s Performing Arts Series are hosting the show “Mooseltoe: A New Moosical” to the Schaefer Center on Tuesday, December 2. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they are looking forward...

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Franklin Co. BOE Selects IE Squared Plan

November 27, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia When students start class in the fall of 2015 in Franklin County, there will be a new flexibility program in place. At their meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County School Board voted to go with the IE2 school plan. About two years ago, the State Board of...

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Mountain Ed Center Thanks Community Supporters

November 27, 2014

Mountain Education Charter High School takes time to thank the community. The charter high school in Toccoa held a community support reception at the school last week. Cindy Matthews is a graduation coach and teacher at the school. She said they just wanted to show those who have supported the school over the past...

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No Swap Shop on Thursday, November 27th

November 27, 2014

There is no Swap Shop on Thursday, November 27th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Swap Shop will return at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!

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SCHS Cat Case Makes Way to County Commission Meeting

November 26, 2014

The teacher at the center of the Stephens County High School cat castration controversy receives a show of support from a number of residents at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. The residents spoke to county commissioners during the public comment portion of the meeting about the case involving Stephens County High School teacher Daniel...

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Arrest Made in String of Burglaries

November 26, 2014

A Toccoa man faces a host of charges in connection to multiple alleged burglaries around Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office arrested 28-year-old Joshua Cole Harrison of Sunset Road in Toccoa last week. Shirley said Harrison is responsible for at least 13 residential burglaries in Stephens County. “He would remove...

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DOT, Law Enforcement Ready for Holiday Weekend

November 26, 2014

Local and state officials are getting ready for a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Lots of drivers are expected to hit the road and Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is doing what it can to make travel as smooth as possible. “Beginning (this) morning and lasting all the way...

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City, County Government Schedule Announced

November 26, 2014

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices have announced their schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday. Both are closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Monday. Routes for garbage and recycling scheduled...

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  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 29, 2014Fellowship Benefit
  • November 29, 2014 8:30 amFallapalooza;
  • November 29, 2014 10:00 amVisit From St. Nicholas; The Fourth Annual Christmas at the Museum
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