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Franklin Co. United Way Campaign Underway

May 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia People in Franklin County may wake up to find a flock of pink flamingos on their lawn or in front of their business. This year’s Franklin County United Way campaign is in full swing and if you get “flocked” you have to pay up. According to Franklin County...

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Stephens Co. Tax Commissioner’s Vehicle Broken Into In Atlanta Area

May 2, 2013

Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said Wednesday she was the victim of a vehicle break-in while in the Atlanta area last month. Hicks said that she had traveled to East Point last month to attend Department of Revenue training on House Bill 386, the bill that changed motor vehicle tax in Georgia. She...

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Habersham Man Pleads Guilty in Death of Toccoa Man

May 2, 2013

A man charged in the death of a Toccoa man earlier this year faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in connection to the case. According to court officials, Carl Lewis Justice of Habersham County pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon recently in Habersham County...

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Toccoa Hosting Block Party Tonight

May 2, 2013

Downtown Toccoa will host a block party tonight to celebrate ongoing renovations to the Schaefer Center. The block party will take place tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. along Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa, next to Toccoa City Hall and the Schaefer Center. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the Fox...

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Day of Prayer To Be Marked Today

May 2, 2013

Stephens County will come together today to mark the National Day of Prayer. This year’s National Day of Prayer ceremony will once again take place on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The event will begin at noon. Stephens County High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes will coordinate this...

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SCHS Soccer Teams Fall in State Tourney

May 2, 2013

The seasons are over for the Stephens County High School soccer teams. On Tuesday, the Lady Indians lost to Region 5-AAAA champion Columbus by a score of 5-0. Columbus moves on to face Grady in the second round. Chestatee and Johnson also lost in the first round of the state girls’ soccer tournament, representing...

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First Lavonia Authors’ Festival Deemed Success

May 2, 2013
First Lavonia Authors’ Festival Deemed Success

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The first annual Author’s Festival in Lavonia will likely become an annual affair after this past weekend’s successful event. Rain did not stop the more than 25 local authors that gathered inside the Lavonia train depot to meet the public and sell their books. Most of the authors...

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American Woodmark Makes Donation to NGTC

May 2, 2013

A local industry makes a donation to North Georgia Technical College. The North Georgia Technical College Foundation recently received a contribution of $1000 for student scholarships from American Woodmark in Toccoa. American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen and bath cabinets for the remodeling and new home construction markets. The North Georgia Technical College...

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Labor Commissioner Speaks At Boys and Girls Club Dinner

May 1, 2013

Appearing in Stephens County Tuesday, the state’s labor commissioner said it is important for a community to engage its children to ensure a bright future. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler delivered that message as the keynote speaker at the 21st annual Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club Benefit Dinner held at the Georgia Baptist...

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Judge Continues To Urge Settlement in Wilbros Case as Trial Remains on Schedule

May 1, 2013

Judge Robert Adamson continues to push both sides in the Wilbros civil case to reach a settlement without the case going to trial. The judge met with attorneys for both sides at a pre-trial conference Tuesday in Stephens County Superior Court. Stephens County, the city of Toccoa, the Stephens County School System, and the...

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