Ashley Jordan Adams a “Face of Manufacturing”

A local woman is honored for her role in manufacturing. Georgia Tech and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership recently recognized Ashley Jordan Adams for being named the August 2015 Face of Manufacturing. The Faces of Manufacturing Program honors people throughout the state who work within or are affected by manufacturing companies. The goal is to showcase manufacturing’s impact to Georgia […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City Commissioners have three items on the meeting agenda for today. First, commissioners are expected to consider a motion for recertification as a Georgia Municipal Association City of Ethics. Second, the city commission will consider […]

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Franklin Co. School Superintendent To Retire

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell is retiring. She made the announcement at last week’s Franklin County Board of Education meeting. O’Dell said it’s time to start a new chapter in her life and spend more time with her family. “As you know, I don’t really have family here,” O”Dell said. “My husband […]

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IRS Issues Scam Warning

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers to watch out for possible fake charity scams emerging due to severe flooding this month in South Carolina and neighboring states. IRS officials said that following major disasters, it is common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. They added that such fraudulent schemes may […]

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NTSB Removing Wreckage From Plane Crash Site

The investigation is ongoing into why a plane went down last week over Lake Hartwell, killing all four people on board. Ralph Hicks with the National Transportation Safety Board said that crews were on the scene Thursday, attempting to extract debris from the crash site in a ravine on the Oconee County, South Carolina side of the lake. Hicks said […]

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DOT To Temporarily Close Yow Mill/17 Intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing a traffic change that will start next week as part of the State Route 17 widening project in Stephens County. According to the DOT, Yow Mill Road will be closed at its intersection with State Route 17 starting next Thursday, October 15. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the intersection has to be […]

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Indians Looking For Four in A Row

Stephens County heads back on the road tonight, looking for a third straight Region 8-AAAA football win. The Indians head west to Cleveland, Georgia tonight to face region foe White County. Stephens County is 4-1 overall on the season and 2-0 in Region 8-AAAA after defeating Monroe Area last week at home, 29-6. Meanwhile, White County is 1-4 overall and […]

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Rivers Alive Cleanup on Saturday

Volunteers will gather Saturday for an annual Fall clean-up event in Stephens County. Saturday is the annual “Rivers Alive” clean-up in Stephens County, organized each year by Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful. KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield said everyone is invited to help. She said anyone wanting to volunteer should meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Yonah Dam Park. “Saturday, we […]

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Three Injured in Wed. Accident

Authorities said two people went to the hospital after an accident Wednesday evening in Stephens County. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol said that the accident occurred at about 8:08 p.m. at the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection, which is the intersection of the by-pass and Georgia Highway 184. According to the GSP report, a 2005 Kia Optima was traveling […]

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