Lavonia City Councilman Canady Passes Away

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia City offices will be closed Monday morning as city officials and staff attend the funeral of Lavonia City Councilman Don Canady. Canady passed away early Saturday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Canady had served as Lavonia City Councilman for some 12 years, according to Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens. Calling […]

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City Meets With State, Railroad on Pond St. Bridge

The city of Toccoa is working with state and railroad officials to get the Pond Street bridge re-open to traffic as soon as possible. That is according to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse. Morse said that he and Public Works Director Randy Smith met with representatives of both the Georgia Department of Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railroad Thursday about the […]

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Shoulder Reportedly Sidelines Martin

NJ.com is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies are shutting down Toccoa native and pitcher Ethan Martin for the time being after an MRI revealed right shoulder inflammation this week. The report indicates Martin will be rested for about two to three weeks and then be re-evaluated. Martin has yet to be officially assigned a team within the Phillies’ farm system after […]

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NGTC Has Successful SkillsUSA State Event

Students in a variety of programs at North Georgia Technical College claimed a total of 28 medals at the recent Georgia State SkillsUSA competition held in March. In June, the eight students who achieved first place at the state level will travel to the national contest in Louisville, Kentucky. Also for the first time in several years, a North Georgia […]

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Woman Cited in Sunday Wreck on Toccoa By-pass

More information is available on an accident over the weekend on the Toccoa By-pass. The accident took place just after 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of the By-pass, or Highway 17, and Highway 106. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a Dodge cargo van driven by 53-year-old Denese A. Rodgers of Stockbridge, Georgia, was […]

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Stephens Co. School System, State Meet On FY 14 Audit

The Stephens County school system and state auditors are getting started on the process of completing the school system’s Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he met with state auditors this week about starting to prepare the school system’s financial statements. “We met with them so that we could get a list of the documents […]

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Names Chair, Vice Chair

The Stephens County Planning Commission appoints its chair and vice-chair for the next year. The planning commission held its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During that meeting, the planning commission re-elected Mark Smith to serve as the board’s chair for the next 12 months. This is Smith’s second year as Planning Commission […]

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Land Use Into Second Year in Stephens Co.

Land use is into its second year of existence in Stephens County. The Stephens County Commission passed a land use ordinance in March 2014 by a 4-1 vote and implementation began immediately after. One year in, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the administration of that ordinance has gone well overall. She said that land use has allowed county […]

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