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City, County Memorial Day Schedule

May 24, 2013

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will both close on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. In the city of Toccoa, garbage and recycling routes scheduled to be picked up on Monday will instead be picked up on Tuesday. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual, but yard waste and other...

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AM 630 WNEG Names Senior Man, Woman of Year

May 24, 2013
AM 630 WNEG Names Senior Man, Woman of Year

AM 630 WNEG names its Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year. The annual awards were presented during Thursday’s WNEG Senior Expo at the Stephens County Recreation Center on Rose Lane. This year’s Senior Man is Gary Donahue. Donahue currently serves as the Board Chair for the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club...

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Poke Sallit Festival Saturday in Toccoa

May 24, 2013

The annual Poke Sallit Festival will once again take place this weekend in Toccoa. The 24th annual festival will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Emory Johnson Park in Toccoa. This year’s Poke Sallit Festival will include a blood drive, food, many different activities for children, and a memorial service. For more information...

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Franklin Co. Clerk Announces Retirement

May 24, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search is on for a new county clerk in Franklin County. Franklin County Clerk Laverne Hilley has announced she will retire at the end of this fiscal year. According to Franklin County Manager Billy Morse, the county is already accepting applications. “The position is being advertised and...

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Former Lavonia City Councilman Dies

May 24, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Flags are flying at half-staff in the City of Lavonia in memory of longtime city councilman Carl David Whitworth. Whitworth died early Wednesday morning at his home on Bluebird Lane in Lavonia. Whitworth served as a city councilman in Lavonia from 1972 to 1991 and again from 1993...

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Toccoa Commissioners Revoke Letter Supporting Water Project Grant

May 23, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners revoke a letter of support for a proposed multi-million dollar project to interconnect area water systems. City commissioners met Wednesday to talk with Chris Quigley, the engineer hired by Madison and Elbert County officials to design the project. Madison and Elbert County officials are seeking $10 million from the Governor’s Water...

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NeSmith Speaks To Chamber

May 23, 2013
NeSmith Speaks To Chamber

Never stop dreaming. That’s the message from the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Those in attendance heard from Community Newspapers Inc. Owner and University of Georgia Board of Regents Chair Dink NeSmith. He said it is important for people to always dream....

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Chamber Hands Out Awards At Annual Meeting

May 23, 2013
Chamber Hands Out Awards At Annual Meeting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce recognizes a long-time attorney and judge. The Chamber awarded Bob Struble the Lifetime Achievement Award during Wednesday’s annual meeting at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Struble was a long-time attorney as well as a Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge. He still serves as a Senior Superior Court...

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New Principal Named for Toccoa Elementary

May 23, 2013
New Principal Named for Toccoa Elementary

Toccoa Elementary School has a new principal. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved Tammy Whitworth as the new principal at Toccoa Elementary School. Whitworth was formerly an assistant principal at Eastanollee Elementary School in Stephens County. Former principal David Jacobsen had announced his retirement earlier in the year. Meanwhile, the school...

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Stephens Co. Schools Looking at Meal Price Options

May 23, 2013

Lunch prices for Stephens County elementary school students will increase next year unless the school system qualifies for a federal program that would actually offer free lunch. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved increasing the price of an elementary school student lunch from $1.25 to $1.50. Stephens County School Superintendent...

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