Lavonia Elementary Gets State Award

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County school receives a special designation. Lavonia Elementary School has been chosen as a Title I Highest Progress Reward School based on its achievement scores in 2013-14. Title I schools are designated by the State as schools with higher than average poverty levels and are eligible for free, federally funded school breakfasts […]

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Toccoa City Commissioners Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will wrap up their year with one final scheduled meeting later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City commissioners moved this meeting up one week to make it prior to the Christmas holiday. Only a few scheduled items are on the commission’s agenda for tonight. First, Senior Judge […]

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GOHS Offers Holiday Traffic Safety Tips

As the holiday travel season picks up over the coming days, law enforcement is preparing for a busy couple of weeks. With that in mind, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has started its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in conjunction with the national effort. It started last Wednesday and continues through the start of 2016. Governor’s […]

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Mobile Job Unit in Toccoa Today

People looking for employment can take advantage of a mobile unit coming to Toccoa today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Career Coach unit will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Toccoa-Stephens County Library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. This is a mobile unit that is an extension […]

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Lavonia Fire Dept. Offers 2015 Report

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Fire Chief Scott O’Barr says the Lavonia Fire Department is making great strides and improving everyday. O’Barr made his annual report to Lavonia City Council and Mayor Ralph Owens earlier this month. He said 2015 was a very successful year. “During 2015, Lavonia’s Fire Department had a very successful year; no injuries to […]

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Habersham Sweeps SCHS in Basketball

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The Stephens County Indians could not overcome a big night from Habersham Central’s Mason Kinsey as the Raiders ended the Indian boys’ six-game winning streak. Kinsey scored 35 points as the Raiders beat the Indians 64-54 in Mt. Airy on Saturday night. Stephens County trailed by just one point at the half, but Kinsey led the Raiders on a 14-0 […]

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Sheriff Offers Holiday Safety Tips

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is offering some last minute holiday safety advice for area residents. Shirley said he wants everybody to have a safe and happy holiday. He said when shopping, people should park in a well-lit area and pay attention to surroundings. “Try to get yourself a parking space as close to the mall area as you are […]

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