Franklin Co. Schools Putting Cameras On Buses

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County school buses are getting some new equipment designed to keep students safe both inside and outside of the bus. Franklin County Schools Transportation Director Jason Ayers said the system is working to equip all of its 54 buses with special cameras to catch motorists who don’t stop for a school bus. Ayers […]

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Banks Co. Officials Asking Some Residents Not To Use Water in Hwy. 105 Area

Banks County officials have issued a warning for residents on Highway 105 whose water service was interrupted Sunday: do not use any water for drinking, cooking, hand washing or bathing until further notice, accessnorthga.com is reporting. According to the accessnorthga.com report, a water main and natural gas line rupture in the area of Spring Road in Banks County allowed natural […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet today for a regular meeting and a work session. The work session is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the work session, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss three topics. They are the city’s LMIG project, health insurance renewal for employees, and the city’s phone system. Commissioners will then hold their regularly […]

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Local Photographer Opens Studio Space

A local photographer opens studio space in downtown Toccoa. On Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Enchanted Images Photography at its new studio on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. Owner Bobbie Wright said the new studio space will allow her to offer more services to clients. She said she offers all types of photography […]

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One Week Left In Early Voting

Time is running out for early voting in the municipal elections taking place in Toccoa and Martin. The last day to vote early is Friday. Early voting for both Toccoa’s and Martin’s municipal elections is taking place on the ground floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Hours for early voting are from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

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Some GDOT Projects Delayed Due to Federal Funding

Projects from Franklin and Habersham counties are among those affected by an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation that it is delaying a number of projects due to federal funding uncertainty. Last week, the Georgia DOT announced that the agency is unable to release federally-funded projects for bids in December due to federal funding uncertainty. The 34 delayed projects, […]

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County Comments On Election Case Dismissal

Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck says that the county anticipated the dismissal outcome last week regarding an investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. Last week, the State Election Board has dismissed the case against Stephens County regarding its combining the Registrar’s Office and the Probate Court’s office. The Secretary of State’s office had been investigating Stephens County’s decision […]

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