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Some Franklin Co. Municipal Leaders Voicing Concerns Over Voting Precinct Consolidation

July 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some municipal leaders in Franklin County are voicing objections to the Franklin County Board of Elections’ decision to consolidate voting precincts. Last week, Royston Mayor David Jordan said he had asked the city attorney to research whether the Franklin County Board of Elections can legally consolidate precincts without...

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Toccoa Man Wins Lottery

July 9, 2013
Toccoa Man Wins Lottery

Officials with the Georgia Lottery say a Toccoa man is a millionaire after winning an instant game recently. According to a press release, 24-year-old Brandon Leverette won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game, “Georgia Lottery Premium.” Lottery officials said Leverette purchased the winning ticket at a Circle M Food Shop in...

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Toccoa City Commission To Re-visit Yard Sale Ordinance Today

July 8, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to re-visit a proposed yard sale ordinance at their meeting today. City commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Commissioners first brought forth the proposed yard sale ordinance last month. The proposed ordinance would limit a city resident to four yard sales in a calendar...

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New Voter Precinct Cards Going Out in Stephens Co.

July 8, 2013

The Stephens County Registrar’s Office is continuing to take steps to prepare for the switch to a single voting precinct on Election Day this year in Stephens County. Starting with this November’s planned SPLOST election, all Stephens County voters casting ballots in countywide elections on Election Day will vote at the Stephens County Senior...

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Safety Checks at Hartwell Dam, Others This Week

July 8, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will test spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River this week, including Hartwell Dam. The tests at Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond Dams will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Specialist Tracy Robillard said that the Corps is conducting necessary...

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Toccoa 11-12 Baseball Starts District Tourney With Victory

July 8, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old All-Star baseball team opens up pool play with a win. Toccoa used strong pitching from Mason Kimsey and aggressive offense to come from behind to beat Madison County 14-6 Saturday in the district tournament’s opening game in Danielsville. Pitching in relief of starter Gabe White, Kimsey struck out nine...

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Toccoa 11-12 Softball Opens With Win

July 8, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League Softball All-Stars are off to a winning start in district tournament play. Toccoa defeated Hart County 19-1 in four innings Saturday in Clayton. Toccoa scored nine runs in a first inning that was delayed due to rain, then continued the offensive onslaught after the rain delay to...

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Ten Killed on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

July 8, 2013

Final numbers from state officials show that 10 people lost their lives on Georgia highways over the Fourth of July holiday travel period. The 102-hour July Fourth holiday period began Wednesday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Sunday. Last year, in just a 30-hour holiday period, there were two fatalities on Georgia highways...

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BOE Hires New Director of Teaching and Learning

July 5, 2013

The Stephens County School System hires a new Director of Teaching and Learning. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved the hire of Dr. Phyllis Carson to that position. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that Dr. Carson’s position includes many different responsibilities. “Dr. Carson will be working with our teachers,” said Whiten. “She...

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Ida Cox Music Series Continues Saturday in Toccoa

July 5, 2013

Toccoa’s Ida Cox Music Series moves into its second month this weekend. The outdoor concert series kicked off at the beginning of June. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the first month of concerts went very well. “We have not had rain any of the nights,” said Crosby. “The nights have...

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