Widow of Lavonia Pastor Can Collect from Rabun, Habersham Insurance Policies

The website Nowhabersham.com reports that the widow of the late Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers can collect civil damages awarded to her last year from insurance policies held by both Rabun and Habersham counties. According to the report, that ruling came from the Georgia Court of Appeals recently. Nowhabersham.com reports that the Court of Appeals ruling overturned a lower […]

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Apparent Tax Scam Reported in Area

Another tax scam is being reported in the area. Toccoa City Commissioner and local accountant Jeanette Jamieson said that several elderly people have reported to her that they have received calls from people purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service regarding people’s taxes. Jamieson said that if someone calls in that manner claiming to be from the IRS, they […]

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Banks Co. Sheriff Institutes Parent Assistance Program

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Banks County Sheriff Carlton Speed is instituting a new summertime program to help working parents. Banks County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Carrissa McFaddin said the Summertime Assistance Program is designed for working parents who have children at home during the summer months while school is out of session. “This is the first time we are […]

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Lavonia Completes Digital Water Meter Conversion

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia City of Lavonia water customers now have new, high-tech water meters and the city is collecting more revenue as a result. Work to replace the old meters with new digital equipment has been an ongoing project since 2013 and began with the City of Lavonia applying for and receiving a $465,000 Georgia Environmental Finance […]

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DOT Urges Drivers To Stay Safe This Summer

Plan ahead, drive alert and watch for work zones. That’s the advice to motorists from the Georgia Department of Transportation as an active summer construction season gets into full swing with projects beginning or underway throughout the state. To minimize traffic delays, the Department said it seeks to make the road work as non-disruptive to motorists as possible. The DOT […]

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Collins Supports Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins votes in support of a bill he says will protect farmers, families, ranchers, and small businesses in the 9th District and nationwide. Earlier this week, Collins voted for H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act. The bill would repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for certain meat products. Collins said the […]

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Eight Arrested in Multi-County Burglary Ring

Authorities said that eight people face charges in connection to a multi-county burglary ring. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office worked with the Franklin County and the Madison County Sheriff’s Offices in making the arrests in connection to local residential burglaries. Shirley said that the multi-agency investigation spurred off of a burglary in Stephens County back on […]

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