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Franklin Co. Commission Denies Mason Cornerstone Request

April 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia For the second time, Franklin County commissioners have said no to a request by the Lavonia chapter of the Masons to install a cornerstone on the new EMS building now under construction on Gerrard Road in the Lavonia Industrial Park. The initial request came at a work session...

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Col. Ben Purcell Passes Away

April 4, 2013

Funeral services for a decorated Northeast Georgia veteran and former state legislator will take place Saturday. Colonel Ben Purcell of Clarkesville passed away earlier this week at the age of 85. Purcell was a long-time Habersham County resident and decorated veteran. In 1968, Purcell was serving in Vietnam when the helicopter he was on...

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HB 226 Passes General Assembly; Composting Language Removed

April 3, 2013

A State House bill that drew the attention of some Stephens County citizens over its reference to composting is headed to the Governor’s desk after it passed the General Assembly. House Bill 226, which deals with used tires, passed the State House and Senate last week at the end of the legislative session. The...

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Cobb Co. Shooting Suspect Arrested in Franklin Co.

April 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Cobb County man wanted in connection with a shooting over the weekend is behind bars after being arrested in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrest came Sunday morning at a truck stop off Exit 160 on Interstate 85 in Carnesville. “The deputies...

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Preparations Underway for “Taste of Toccoa”

April 3, 2013

The city of Toccoa is preparing for an annual Spring downtown tradition. The 23rd annual “A Taste of Toccoa” will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that preparations are going well for the event. “Taste of Toccoa is...

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Stephens Co. Junior Varsity Baseball Wins

April 3, 2013

The Stephens County Indian Junior Varsity baseball team scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to gain a come-from-behind, 5-3 win over the Madison County Junior Varsity baseball team Tuesday night at the Reservation. All five Indian runs in the game were unearned. Indian starter Dylan Simpson limited Madison County...

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Chamber Holds Pastor Appreciation Breakfast

April 3, 2013
Chamber Holds Pastor Appreciation Breakfast

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce recognizes local pastors. The Chamber hosted its 2nd annual Pastor Appreciation Breakfast on March 26 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Chamber members, along with Chamber Board members and Ambassadors all invited their pastors to attend this event and the Chamber reports that almost 30 churches were represented...

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NGTC Names VP for Academic Affairs

April 3, 2013
NGTC Names VP for Academic Affairs

North Georgia Technical College names a new Vice President for Academic Affairs. President Dr. Gail Thaxton announced recently that Kathie Ivester of Clarkesville has accepted the position. Officials at North Georgia Tech say Ivester has a strong background in technical education. As Dean for Academic Affairs since 2008, Ivester has been overseeing instructional programs....

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DOT Honors Toccoa Resident

April 3, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation recognizes a Toccoa resident. DOT Commissioner Keith Golden presented the monthly Commissioner’s Customer Service Commendation to Jill Garland of Toccoa last week. According to the DOT, the agency honored Garland for consistently performing at a high level in her normal job responsibilities as well as “above and beyond” her...

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SPLOST VI Process Moving Forward in Stephens Co.

April 2, 2013

Stephens County, along with the county’s municipalities, will begin joint meetings on SPLOST VI coming up later this month. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers sent out a letter Monday to the mayors of the county’s municipalities regarding SPLOST VI. Ayers said the letter formally invites the municipalities to participate in the SPLOST process and...

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