Little League State 10-11 BB Tourney Wrapping Up in Toccoa

A state champion could be crowned as early as tonight in the state 10 and 11-year-old Little League baseball tournament taking place in Toccoa. The tournament’s championship round gets underway this evening at the Doyle Street Park. Squaring off for the state championship are Northern Little League from Columbus and Oconee County Little League. Northern is undefeated in the tournament, […]

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Carol Jackson Joins NGTC Staff

A former northeast Georgia political leader is joining the staff at North Georgia Technical College. Former state senator Carol Jackson joined the North Georgia Technical College team on Wednesday, July 1, as Associate Vice President for Economic Development. North Georgia Technical College Vice President for Economic Development Dr. Mark Ivester says that Jackson’s experience in owning and operating small businesses […]

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I-85 Welcome Center Closing for Repairs

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Beginning next week, the Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 85 in Lavonia will be getting a much-needed facelift. That means the Welcome Center will be closed while repairs and upgrades are taking place. The Georgia Department of Transportation will be making the repairs in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Georgia DOT […]

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Wins Award

An area Department of Transportation project receives special recognition. The Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented the Georgia Department of Transportation with Project of the Year for Emergency Repairs for its repair of a sinkhole on Highway 51 at Lake Hartwell in 2014. A sinkhole ten feet square and 20 feet deep opened on May 6, 2014 […]

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New Franklin Co. Web Site Up and Running

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new Franklin County government web site is up and running. The new site is www.franklincountyga.gov. Franklin County’s web site had been down for more than a year as the county worked to re-design the site. According to Franklin County officials, the goal was to make the website more user-friendly and provide citizens with […]

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Stephens Co. Continues Recycling Program Discussions

Stephens County officials continue to look at how to re-start recycling for county residents. On Tuesday, the county commission met with representatives from Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful and Sarah Visser, a representative from Keep Georgia Beautiful. Stephens County removed recycling bins from its convenience sites back in April, but commissioners voted in May to work on restoring recycling availability for […]

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Doyle St. Pool Project Earns Award for City of Toccoa

A national organization’s state chapter is praising a city of Toccoa project. Recently, the Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented the city of Toccoa with an award for the Doyle Street pool project. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter said that City Manager Billy Morse, Commissioner Gail Fry, and Community Development Director Connie Tabor received the award last week […]

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Stephens Co. Public Works Has Numerous Projects Underway

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says that the Public Works Department continues to make progress on a number of different projects. “The road department has done three major pipe replacements, Yonah Dam Road, Eastanollee Road, Camp Mikell Road,” said Ayers on Tuesday to commissioners. “The fire station grading on North Holcomb should be completed today (Tuesday). Another crew is on […]

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Toccoa Sees Preliminary Fiscal Year End Numbers

Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk said that the city had a relatively good year financially. She presented preliminary year-end financial numbers for the year ending June 30 at Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting. At this point, Loudermilk reported that the city had a net income for Fiscal Year 2015 of $252,175. According to the June 30 preliminary figures, Toccoa had […]

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