Rep. Powell Celebrates 25 Years in Legislature

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia As the 152nd Georgia General Assembly reconvenes this week, a northeast Georgia State Representative is celebrating a political milestone. This year marks Alan Powell’s 25th year in the State House of Representatives. Powell represents District 32, which covers Franklin County, Hart County, and part of Madison County. He was first elected to the Georgia […]

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Toccoa Commission Starts 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners take care of some housekeeping items to begin their calendar year. Monday, the city commission held its first meeting of 2015. During the meeting, the commission unanimously ratified the selection of Terry Carter as Mayor for 2015 and Evan Hellenga as Vice-Mayor. The commission selected those two commissioners for those positions in December. City commissioners also unanimously […]

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City Opens Bids for Dredging Davidson Lake

The city of Toccoa is moving forward on the dredging of Davidson Lake. Monday, the city commission opened bids at its meeting for the work. Alex Wiseman with Carter and Sloope, the engineering firm working with the city on the project, said that they have everything they need to move forward with the project once a bid is selected. “All […]

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City to Pursue Loan for By-pass Sewer Project

Davidson Lake is not the only project for which the city is pursuing GEFA funds. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to pursue a GEFA loan to help fund the water and sewer expansion project on the Toccoa By-pass. Toccoa and Stephens County are currently working to expand the city’s sewer system from the intersection of the By-pass and Big A […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Continues Flu Precautions

Stephens County Hospital continues to take precautions in light of what has been a bad flu season up to this point. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that currently, the hospital continues to ask people to limit visitation to the hospital when and where feasible. “We know people want to come visit their family and friends at the hospital and patients […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

Stephens County Commissioners will start their calendar year with their first meeting of 2015 this morning. The county commission is scheduled to meet today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with a work session to discuss items on today’s business meeting agenda. The business meeting, where […]

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SCHS Wrestling Goes 1-2 At Area Duals

The Stephens County High School wrestling team comes up just short in its bid to qualify for the state tournament. This past weekend, the Indians took part in the Area Duals at Buford High School. Stephens County went 1-2 during the tournament, just missing out on states. In the first round, the Indians lost to White County 43-34 in a […]

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SCMS Basketball Plays Franklin, Elbert

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams return to action tonight after a busy weekend. The 7th and 8th grade boys’ and girls’ teams were in action Friday against Franklin County and Saturday against Elbert County. In 7th grade girls’ action, Stephens County lost to Franklin County, 31-18. Brooklyn Deshazer had 7 points and Trinity Howard had 4. The 7th […]

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Toccoa City Commission To Open 2015 Tonight

Toccoa City Commissioners will get their calendar year started at a meeting later today. The city commission is scheduled to hold its first regular meeting of 2015 today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission is expected to take up consideration of a number of regular yearly appointments. Among those, the city commission is […]

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