SCDA To Grade Site For Potential Industry

The Stephens County Development Authority and an incoming industry are working together on an effort designed to make the county more attractive to another prospective company. At a called meeting on Friday morning, the Development Authority unanimously voted to accept free dirt from Nifco KTW and hire a company for grading work at another site in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park. […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to set the tax millage rate for 2015 at their meeting later today. The city commission meets at Toccoa City Hall in the commission meeting room at 5 p.m. today. When city commissioners put together and approved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, they planned it around no increase in the millage rate. Meanwhile, the city […]

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Toccoa To Be Featured On TV Show Tonight

Toccoa will be on TV tonight. The TV show, “Diggers,” recently came to Toccoa as part of its search for World War I and World War II artifacts from training camps and airfields in the South. Camp Toccoa and the Currahee Military Museum will be a part of the show. The episode is schedule to air tonight at 10:00 p.m. […]

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Rogers Named to GWCCA Overview Committee

A northeast Georgia state representative receives an appointment to a state-level overview committee. Last week, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston announced the appointment of State Representative Terry Rogers of Clarkesville to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Overview Committee. The GWCCA Overview Committee is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the operations of the GWCCA. Members will serve for a term […]

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Hart Co. BOC Gives DA’s Office New Space

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White and his staff are finally getting the new offices he has been asking for. At its regular meeting held recently, the Hart County Board of Commissioners voted to move the DA’s office to the Suite D offices on Cade Street across from the old Hart County Hospital. […]

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UGA Student Makes Presentation to Toccoa Officials

A University of Georgia student suggests landscape and other aesthetic improvements to Toccoa. Thursday, Toccoa business and government leaders heard from UGA landscape architecture student Megan Hull. Hull worked on projects for the city through UGA’s Downtown Renaissance Fellowship. Through the fellowship, Hull worked with the city on landscape designs and signage for a number of city properties. She said […]

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SCHS Softball Season Starting

Stephens County High School softball gets its season underway later today. The Lady Indians are led by a new coach, Dave Poffenburger. He said he is grateful for the opportunity to coach the Lady Indian softball team this year. “When Coach Barden, I was very honored to do that,” said Poffenburger. “We are really excited about the start of our […]

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Ga. DOT Announces NE Ga. Road Improvement Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing a construction project it says will improve the safety on some of Northeast Georgia’s curviest highways. The DOT said it awarded a project this week to Triangle Grading and Paving Inc. of Burlington, North Carolina for more than $3.15 million. Work will include adding reflective raised pavement markers, reflective striping and additional signage. […]

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Hunting Seasons And Regulations Guide Available in Ga.

Beginning this month, the 2015-2016 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print. That is according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The DNR said that this guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and much more. Some of the major […]

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Franklin Co. BOC Tables Voting Districts For Now

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There will be no question on the November ballot regarding whether Franklin County should change how it elects its county commissioners. At a recent work session, Franklin County Commissioners heard from local resident Paul Withers. He wants to change the voting process from a countywide election to a district-only election. Withers said he believes […]

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