2014 Drier Than 2013 In Downtown Toccoa

A look at the final rainfall numbers for downtown Toccoa in 2014 shows that while it lagged way behind 2013, it was not far off when compared to the years before that. Downtown Toccoa received 47.96 inches of rain during the last 12 months. That is more than 35 inches less than 2013, when downtown Toccoa received 84.04 inches of […]

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New GSP Post Opens in NE Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia As the new year begins, a new Georgia State Patrol post opens in northeast Georgia. The long awaited Post 52 in the Gateway II Industrial Park in Hart County opened Thursday. The Georgia State Patrol had been searching for a couple of years for a suitable location for the new post. GSP Commander Tommy […]

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SCHS Basketball On Road To Start 2015 Tonight

The Stephens County High School basketball teams get 2015 started on the road tonight. The Indians and Lady Indians will make the trip to Tiger to take on Rabun County in a non-region game. Both Stephens County teams participated in the McDonald’s Shootout in Hartwell this past week. The Lady Indians went 1-2 during the tournament. They lost to Lowndes […]

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Old “Reflections” Restaurant Building at Golf Course Now Owned by City of Toccoa

The city of Toccoa brings all of the property at the city-owned golf course back together under one owner. Wednesday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced that the city had purchased 1.7 acres of property that includes the building that was the Reflections restaurant, a metal building, and the practice putting green for the nine-hole Pines golf course. The city […]

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Quiet Start to 2015 on Ga. Highways

So far, state officials are reporting a safe New Year’s holiday. As of this morning, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says there have not been any fatalities on Georgia highways during the early part of the New Year’s travel period. The New Year’s travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through midnight Sunday. It is 102 hours […]

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City of Toccoa Hands Out Employee Service Awards

The city of Toccoa recognizes employees for years of service. Last month, the city handed out its annual Service Awards at its annual Christmas luncheon. Receiving awards for 35 years of service to the city of Toccoa were Kenneth “Bo” Carter, who works in the fire department, and Avery Hunter, who works in the public works department. Meanwhile, Jim Crenshaw […]

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First Royston City Manager Passes Away

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Royston is remembering its first City Manager, who passed away last week. Brigadier General Eugene Phillips, U.S. Army Retired, died Christmas Day following a brief illness at the home of his son in Fairfax, VA. General Phillips was born in Canon, Georgia on November 26, 1917. He grew up in Franklin County and graduated from Royston […]

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Franklin Co. Holds Year End Work Session

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are heading into the new year with a better idea of where they are on some major projects. The board held a year-end work session last month at the Rocky Ford Recreation Center. Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said a number of big issues were covered and he called the afternoon […]

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Toccoa To Get Electric Car Charging Station

Downtown Toccoa plans to add a charging station for electric cars. The city’s Downtown Development Authority recently received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority through its “Charge Georgia” program to help pay for the cost of installing the electric car charging station. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the unit will cost a total of about $10,000 to […]

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