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Eastanollee Solar Panels Up and Running for Ga. Power

April 25, 2014
Eastanollee Solar Panels Up and Running for Ga. Power

Solar panels installed on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority are up and running. The solar panels are located in the area of Turner and Wolf Pit roads. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that the panels were turned on and began producing 700 kilowatts of electricity to send to the...

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Martin Spring Festival Saturday

April 25, 2014

Downtown Martin will host its annual Spring Festival this weekend. The fourth annual Martin Spring Festival is set to take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jeraldine Hayes helps to organize the festival each year. She said they are looking to great weather and a great day with lots of things for...

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Taste of Toccoa Goes Well

April 25, 2014

Organizers are counting up the tokens from this year’s “A Taste of Toccoa.” The 24th annual event took place Thursday night in downtown Toccoa. A large crowd turned out on what was a great evening weather-wise to enjoy food from local restaurants and caterers, as well as entertainment and children’s activities. The Toccoa Main...

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All Clear After Banks Co. Suspicious Package

April 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Banks County are searching for the person who left a suspicious package in a Starbucks’ parking lot. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Carissa McFaddin said it happened Thursday morning at the Starbucks in Banks Crossing at Exit 149 off of Interstate 85. McFaddin said the manager...

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Investigation Into Hart Co. Murder-Suicide Continues

April 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The investigation continues into the murder suicide two weeks ago that began at the Froh’s Restaurant in Hart County and left three people dead. On Wednesday, Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White confirmed agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to look into the case. “The GBI...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in March

April 25, 2014

The March figures from the Georgia Department of Labor indicate a drop in the Stephens County unemployment rate. Those figures were released earlier this week. They put Stephens County’s preliminary March unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised February rate of 6.8 percent and 1.6...

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Taste of Toccoa Tonight

April 24, 2014

An annual Spring event returns to downtown Toccoa tonight. The 24th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa from 5 to 8 p.m. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said “Taste” is one of Toccoa’s most popular downtown events each year. “It is an opportunity for our local restaurants...

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Gov. Visits Hartwell to Sign Boating Bill

April 24, 2014
Gov. Visits Hartwell to Sign Boating Bill

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A bill that changes how boaters on Hartwell Lake are cited for violations is now law in Georgia. Wednesday afternoon, Governor Nathan Deal flew into Hartwell to sign HB777 at the Big Oaks Recreation Center. Under the new law, boaters found to be in violation of any boating...

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Work Based Learning Act Becomes Law

April 24, 2014

A bill that 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson supported in the Senate is now law. The Work Based Learning Act, sponsored in the Senate by Wilkinson, was signed into law earlier this week at the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy in Dalton. The bill will change the provisions of and rename the...

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Ga. House Speaker Tours Currahee Military Museum

April 24, 2014
Ga. House Speaker Tours Currahee Military Museum

The State House Speaker visits Stephens County. Georgia House Speaker Representative David Ralston visited the Currahee Military Museum Wednesday night while traveling through Stephens County with 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway. Ralston received a quick tour of the museum. He said he was very impressed by what he saw. “I think it is...

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