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Toccoa Man Recognized for Downtown Volunteer Work

December 30, 2013

The Georgia Downtown Association recognizes a local man as a top volunteer in the Northeast Georgia region. Recently, the organization named Toccoa’s Chuck Taylor as its District Two Volunteer of the Year for 2013. The Toccoa Main Street program nominated Taylor for the award. Main Street Director Connie Tabor said that Taylor helps the...

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MLK Events Announced in Toccoa

December 30, 2013

Plans are in place for next year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration in Stephens County. Everything gets started during the second weekend in January. Activities are set to begin on Saturday, January 11 with an art contest at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Toccoa and the annual talent and...

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Lavonia PD Receives GOHS Grant

December 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department has received  a $10,000 public safety grant from the Georgia Department of Highway Safety. Called an incentive grant, it’s designed for smaller law enforcement agencies that have partnered with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety initiatives, such as the Click It or Ticket program,...

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Corps Annual Day Use Passes Now Available

December 30, 2013

New 2014 annual passes for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day use recreation areas are now available for purchase. The Corps said those interested can buy them at the Corps’ Savannah District’s three dam and lake projects on the upper Savannah River. That includes the Hartwell Lake Visitor Center at 5625 Anderson Highway in...

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Year In Review 2013: Stephens Co. Draws Up Land Use Proposal

December 30, 2013

The end of another year is upon us, which means it is time to take a look at some of the top stories from the last 12 months in Toccoa and Stephens County. One of those top stories was the county moving ahead with drawing up a proposed land use plan. In 2012, Stephens...

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Wound Care Center Likely Opening Next Month

December 27, 2013

Stephens County Hospital’s wound care center continues to move closer to reality. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that everything appears on track for the new facility to open to the public next month. “We are almost through with construction and almost ready to open,” said Gambrell.  “We will no doubt open in January.  We...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in November

December 27, 2013

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate drop in November. Statistics released this week from the Georgia Department of Labor indicate that Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate for November was 6.9 percent. That is eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised October rate of 7.7 percent. The county’s labor force dropped by about...

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Corps Announces Some Camping Fee Changes

December 27, 2013

Fees are up at Army Corps of Engineers-managed campgrounds at Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond. The Corps said that effective with the new fiscal year, which began October 1, all camping fees for sites with electricity service have increased $2 per night. Corps officials did say that all other campsite fees remain the same. At...

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Hartwell DDA Suspends Board Meetings

December 27, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hartwell Downtown Development Authority board is suspending its regular meetings for the time being. That board has been at the center of a complaint filed by former Hartwell DDA Executive Director Mitch Skelton with the State Attorney General’s Office over the manner in which he was terminated...

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SCHS Hoops in Hartwell Tourney

December 27, 2013

Stephens County basketball return to action after the Christmas holiday today in Hartwell for a Christmas tournament that takes place today, Saturday, and Monday. AM 630 WNEG’s next broadcast of Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball comes up a week from today, on Friday, January 3, when Stephens County hosts Lumpkin County at...

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