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DOT Announces Area Road Work

August 20, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct a number of road work projects in northeast Georgia this week if weather permits. The work is scheduled to take place in Habersham, Rabun, and White counties, among others, if the weather cooperates. According to the DOT, most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures....

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Police Blotter

August 20, 2013

A Toccoa resident is reporting a burglary to authorities. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Police Department, an officer responded on Monday to Prather Park Apartments in response to the reported burglary. The victim told the officer that an X-Box had been stolen from the residence. Meanwhile, the Toccoa Police Department...

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Hart County Gets Water Grant

August 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County will receive $500,000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as part of a $37.4 million Community Development Block Grant Award package announced recently. The Hart County Water and Sewer Authority plans to use the money to extend water service to the Nancy Hart School Road...

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State Transportation Board Announces Officers

August 20, 2013

Northeast Georgia’s Ninth Congressional District representative on the State Transportation Board will serve on the board’s leadership team this year. Emily Dunn of Blue Ridge was elected unanimously to a one-year term as the State Transportation Board Secretary. The position of Secretary is a newly formed one for the State Transportation Board.  The outgoing...

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Stephens Co. School System Gets Grant To Continue After School Program

August 19, 2013

The Stephens County School System will continue an after-school program after receiving a grant for another year. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten announced Thursday that the school system had received a fourth year of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The federal grant has provided $350,000 per year for the last three...

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Toccoa Commissioners, SCDA Talk Economic Incentives

August 19, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners talk economic incentives with Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin. Martin met with Toccoa City Commissioners during a work session last Monday. This meeting followed Martin bringing the topic up at a joint meeting of the Toccoa City Commission and the Stephens County Commission last month. Martin said the...

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Development Continues Along I-85 Corridor in Lavonia

August 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is gearing up for another ground breaking. Next month, developers will break ground for a new Hampton Inn across from the Holiday Inn Express at Exit 173 off of Interstate 85 on Georgia Highway 17. The new motel is being built by OM Ventures2,...

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Hometown Cleaners Holds Ribbon Cutting

August 19, 2013
Hometown Cleaners Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local business celebrates new ownership. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Hometown Cleaners to recognize new owners John Borrow and David Bramlett. They took over a few months ago. Katrina Bowen manages Hometown Cleaners in Toccoa. She said the business provides a wide array of cleaning...

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Police Blotter

August 19, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported armed robbery on Dortch Road last week. According to the report on file, a man told deputies on August 12 that sometime early that morning, he was robbed of $40 while walking on Dortch Road. The incident happened between midnight and 1 a.m. on August...

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Indians Scrimmage St. Pius

August 17, 2013

The Stephens County Indian football team will turn its attention to the regular season after scrimmaging St. Pius Friday night. St. Pius scored the first time it had the ball Friday night as the Golden Lions outscored the Indians 27-7 in the first three quarters with varsity teams on the field. Both schools’ junior...

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