Lavonia Completes Digital Water Meter Conversion

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia City of Lavonia water customers now have new, high-tech water meters and the city is collecting more revenue as a result. Work to replace the old meters with new digital equipment has been an ongoing project since 2013 and began with the City of Lavonia applying for and receiving a $465,000 Georgia Environmental Finance […]

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DOT Urges Drivers To Stay Safe This Summer

Plan ahead, drive alert and watch for work zones. That’s the advice to motorists from the Georgia Department of Transportation as an active summer construction season gets into full swing with projects beginning or underway throughout the state. To minimize traffic delays, the Department said it seeks to make the road work as non-disruptive to motorists as possible. The DOT […]

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Collins Supports Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins votes in support of a bill he says will protect farmers, families, ranchers, and small businesses in the 9th District and nationwide. Earlier this week, Collins voted for H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act. The bill would repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for certain meat products. Collins said the […]

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Eight Arrested in Multi-County Burglary Ring

Authorities said that eight people face charges in connection to a multi-county burglary ring. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office worked with the Franklin County and the Madison County Sheriff’s Offices in making the arrests in connection to local residential burglaries. Shirley said that the multi-agency investigation spurred off of a burglary in Stephens County back on […]

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Stephens Co. Road Crew Commended for Efforts

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers is commending the county’s road crew for its work over recent weeks. Ayers spoke about the job that the entire Public Works Department has done at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Commissioners meeting. She said that even though the county is without a Public Works Director, the road crew continues to do its best to […]

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TFC Renovating Dining Hall

Toccoa Falls College is undertaking a major renovation of its dining hall this summer. As part of the contract agreed upon by TFC and Chartwells, the college’s new food service provider since August 2014, about $1 million will go towards renovating the dining hall space located in the Student Center. TFC officials said in this new renovation, seating and table […]

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USFS Issues Draft Decision on Upper Warwoman

The U.S. Forest Service said it is providing the public with an early opportunity to preview the draft Decision Notice and final Environmental Analysis for the Upper Warwoman project in Rabun County. Currently, 100 percent of the Upper Warwoman watershed is functioning at risk to forest resources such as native trout, wildlife and rare fire dependent trees. Chattooga River District Ranger Ed […]

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Hummingbird A Go; German Company Locating in Toccoa

Project Hummingbird takes flight. Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal’s office announced that NIFCO KTW, a German-based automotive supplier of high-quality injection molded components, will locate its U.S. operations in Stephens County. This is the “Project Hummingbird” officials spoke of weeks ago, approving a project agreement with the company. The company will locate a 130,000 square foot facility on 32 acres in […]

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