Lavonia Manager Search Ongoing

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search for a new city manager for the city of Lavonia is moving forward. Current Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman is retiring at the end of the year. Last week, he gave the Lavonia City Council and Mayor Ralph Owens an update on the search. Fesperman said they have garnered interest in the […]

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Stephens Co. Holding First FY16 Budget Hearing This Morning

Stephens County Commissioners will hold the first public hearing on the county’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget at their meeting this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The first item on the commission agenda is that budget public hearing. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers […]

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Ty Cobb Hospital Now Officially St. Mary’s Sacred Heart

It is official. After months of negotiations and state review, St. Mary’s Health Care System of Athens has confirmed that it has acquired Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia retroactive to and effective on June 1. St. Mary’s confirmed that everything officially went through late Friday. With the sale now official, Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center is now officially […]

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Royston Hosting USDA Seminar

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston will be hosting the Northeast Georgia Economic Development Symposium next month. According to Royston Main Street Executive Director Candy Rhoades, this is the first such symposium of its kind in Northeast Georgia and will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Royston Housing […]

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Rookie League All-Star Tourney Held

The first round of Little League baseball and softball tournaments is complete, with more district tournaments scheduled for later this month. Toccoa’s Rookie League baseball and softball All-Stars, along with the Toccoa Sandlot baseball 9 and under All-Stars participated in district tournament play in Hartwell last week. First in softball, the Toccoa All-Stars defeated Hart in their first game, before […]

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D-Day Commemoration Held Saturday in Stephens Co.

Stephens County marks D-Day. On Saturday, the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project held its fourth annual D-Day run at Currahee Mountain. Runners and walkers got up early in the morning to travel the “three miles up and three miles down” Currahee Mountain, following in the footsteps of the paratroopers who ran that mountain as part of their training for World […]

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet today for a regular meeting. That meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission is expected to consider a bid for golf course equipment. At its May 11 meeting, the city commission received bids for equipment out at the golf course […]

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Franklin Co. To Consider Millage Rate Hike

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s cash reserves are almost depleted and to get those reserves built back up, it must raise its millage rate in Fiscal Year 2016. That was the conclusion of Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas’ Fiscal Year 2016 budget presentation last Monday night to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Thomas said that while […]

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