Clarkesville Company Receives Award Nomination

A Clarkesville company receives a nomination for the honor of Manufacturer of the Year. North Georgia Technical College says it nominated Initials, Inc., for the honor of 2015 Manufacturer of the Year in the small business category. In recognition of its high degree of corporate responsibility, economic impact on Georgia, and overall workforce development, Initials, Inc. was recognized as a […]

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Billy Dilworth Passes Away; Services Held Sunday

A northeast Georgia broadcasting personality has passed away. Billy Dilworth died Thursday at the age of 80. He hosted the Billy Dilworth Show for more than 20 years on WLET Radio and WNEG TV. Dilworth also worked as a newspaper journalist. Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Allen’s United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the […]

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July 4th Government Schedules Announced

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Fourth of July holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed today in honor of Independence Day, which is Saturday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up today will be picked up on Monday, July 6th. Commercial garbage will be […]

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Ida Cox Music Series Continues Saturday

The Ida Cox Music Series in downtown Toccoa is moving into its second month. The annual concert series kicked off last month for another summer. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that it has gone well over the first four weeks of the series. “We have been very pleased with the turnout we have this year,” said Crosby. […]

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DOT Suspends Lane Closures for July 4th Holiday

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia This weekend is typically one of the busiest on Georgia roadways of the year. And as they always do over a holiday weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation will be suspending all construction-related closures, according to G-DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope. “The July 4th Weekend is on the biggest holiday travel weekends for vehicular traffic of […]

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GSP, Law Enforcement Ready for Busy Travel Weekend

Law enforcement is also ready for a busy Fourth of July holiday travel weekend. The 78-hour holiday period began at 6 p.m. on Thursday and ends at midnight on Sunday, July 5. During this period, the Georgia State Patrol will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state. Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Mark McDonough says […]

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DNR Urges Boating Safety This Weekend

Since Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division says it is expecting waterways across the state to be busier than usual as boaters and swimmers take to the lakes and rivers for picnics, recreation and fireworks. The DNR says rangers across the state will be working throughout the weekend, prepared […]

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Little League Update

Two more Toccoa Little League All-Star teams will get underway this weekend with their district tournaments. Those are the Toccoa Little League and Toccoa Junior League All-Star baseball teams. Both of those teams will begin play on Sunday in Habersham County. Toccoa’s Little League baseball All-Stars will begin their double-elimination tournament with a game against Hart at 4:30 p.m. Sunday […]

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