Collins Meets With Windstream CEO

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia U.S. Congressman Doug Collins is calling a meeting Monday with Windstream officials a step in the right direction. Recently, Collins sent another letter to Windstream CEO Tony Thomas to follow up on previous concerns and emphasize the growing number of complaints his office continues to receive from dissatisfied Windstream customers in Northeast Georgia. Collins […]

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Prescribed Burns Announced

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Forest Service officials said that two controlled burns are planned for today in the area. Both will take place in the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area. One is in the area of Allen Mountain and will total about 50 acres. The other is in the area of the check-in station and will total about 300 acres Residents of Stephens County […]

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Parvo Hits Humane Shelter

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A Parvo outbreak is again keeping the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter from accepting dogs into the shelter for at least the next two weeks. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that several puppies taken into the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter on April 29 have tested positive for the highly contagious Canine Parvo virus that can be fatal to young animals. Roberts […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Extends Hwy. 17 Sign Moratorium

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Stephens County Commissioners keep a sign moratorium in place for the Georgia Highway 17 corridor. At its meeting on Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved a 90-day extension of the temporary moratorium for signage along the unincorporated portions of Highway 17 from the Franklin County line to the intersection of the Toccoa By-pass and then continuing along the By-pass […]

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CASA Looks for Volunteers, Readies for Fundraiser

A regional organization that helps children in foster care is calling for more volunteers. Northeast Georgia Court-Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, serves Stephens, Rabun, Habersham, Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Madison, and Oglethorpe counties. Director Melissa Mitchell said that volunteers with Northeast Georgia CASA represent children in foster care in the court system. “They need someone to speak up for them and […]

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TFC Breaks Ground on New Nursing School Building

Toccoa Falls College breaks ground on its new nursing school. Local officials, campus community members, donors, healthcare administrators, and others gathered last Thursday to break ground on the building for the Fetterman School of Nursing. According to TFC, the new state-of-the-art academic facility will house simulation labs, mock hospital rooms, classrooms, and administrative offices to prepare students to serve in […]

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City of Toccoa Issues Water Quality Report

The city of Toccoa’s annual water quality report for calendar year 2015 is now available. According to the Toccoa Utilities Department, this report contains information about the source and quality of the drinking water produced by the city of Toccoa. Paper copies of the report are available in the Customer Service Lobby or in the Utilities Department at Toccoa City […]

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DNR Issues Check Scam Warning

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said it was the victim of a fraudulent check scam. DNR officials said that while the checks that were sent out did appear very similar to an official Department check, the check numbers did not align with any outstanding checks written by the Department. They added that the citizens who notified DNR about the […]

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Prescribed Fire Today in Stephens Co.

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The U.S. Forest Service said a prescribed burn should wrap up tonight. Forest Service officials said the prescribed fire is taking place today in Stephens County and may present smoke to residents of Stephens, Franklin, Habersham, Banks, and Hall counties. According to the Forest Service, it should be complete by 7 p.m. The Forest Service said the prescribed burn is […]

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