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Habersham Hires New Football Coach

March 13, 2013

Accessnorthga.com reports that Habersham Central High School has a new head football coach. The website reports that the Habersham County Board of Education named Michael Pollock as the new head coach with a unanimous vote Monday night. Pollock replaces Stuart Cunningham, who stepped down as head coach following last season. Pollock last coached at...

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Toccoa Commission Approves GEFA Loan Re-financing

March 12, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners make a decision on moving forward with re-financing the city’s Georgia Environmental Finance Authority loans. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously voted to allow Robert W. Baird and Company of Atlanta to take the re-financing of just over $6 million in GEFA water/wastewater fund debt the city has out to bid with...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting This Morning

March 12, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting this morning. The county commission is scheduled to meet beginning at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin their meeting with a public hearing for consideration of a proposed body art code...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA To Hold Annual Campaign Kick-Off

March 12, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA is preparing for its annual fundraising campaign. According to YMCA CEO Robin Dake, the campaign kickoff will take place next Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. “We are very excited about this year’s event,” said Dake. “It is called a ‘brinner,’...

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Businesses Honored For Wellness Initiatives

March 12, 2013

Three local businesses receive recognition on a regional level for their efforts in health and wellness. District Two Public Health recognized the Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA, Osborne Wood Products, and First Franklin Financial Corporation Monday with awards for its “Celebrate Healthy North Georgia” initiative. Anderson Flen is District Two Public Health’s Health Promotion Coordinator. He...

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Ga. DOT Defers Award of Bid on Northern End of Hwy. 17 Project

March 12, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has deferred a bid award on the northern end of the Highway 17 widening project. According to the list of bid awards released Monday morning by the DOT, it has deferred a bid award on the northern end of the Highway 17 project, which would create a four-lane Highway...

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Anderson Man Indicted in Franklin Co. High-Speed Chase

March 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Anderson, South Carolina man has been indicted on charges of felony aggravated assault on two Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to the indictment, Louis Damien Carver, whose last known address was 2313 Standridge Road, Anderson, was speeding down Watson Road in Franklin County on August 17,...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

March 11, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to again consider the re-financing of the city’s loans with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority at a work session and regular meeting later today. The city commission will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m. today. Preceding that at 3:30 p.m., city commissioners will hold a work...

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BSA Holds American Values Dinner in Habersham

March 11, 2013
BSA Holds American Values Dinner in Habersham

The local Boy Scout Council honors three individuals, including a Toccoa doctor, at an annual event. Last Thursday, the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual American Values Dinner at the Swanson Center of Piedmont College. Northeast Georgia Council Director of Field Service Foy Todd said that the dinner...

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Lavonia Woman Indicted in Infant’s Death

March 11, 2013
Lavonia Woman Indicted in Infant’s Death

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman has been indicted on three counts of murder in the death of her infant son. Court documents released this week indicate that 21-year-old Cheyenne Nicole Burtch was indicted on two counts of felony murder and one count of malice murder in the death of two-month-old...

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