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Stephens Co. School System Hires New Finance Director

October 17, 2013

The Stephens County School System has a new finance director. Wednesday, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten announced the appointment of Misty Cleveland as the Stephens County School System Finance Director. The Board of Education unanimously voted for the hire as part of the Human Resources report it approved at its meeting on Tuesday....

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Former WLET Owner Otto McDonald Passes Away

October 17, 2013

Toccoa is remembering a former local radio station owner and personality. Otto McDonald, Jr. of Greenwood, South Carolina passed away Tuesday at the age of 88. McDonald was once the President and General Manager of WLET-AM and WLET-FM in Toccoa. “Otto was a fine gentleman, businessman, (and) newsman,” said Ted Taylor, who worked with...

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City To Bid Out Water Line Relocation

October 17, 2013

The city of Toccoa will move to bid out a project to replace a section of main water line on its water distribution system. Monday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse updated commissioners on the need to replace 366 feet of main water line at Highway 17 and Rock Quarry Road. Morse said the city...

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Toccoa Police Officer Receives Regional Award

October 17, 2013
Toccoa Police Officer Receives Regional Award

A Toccoa Police Officer receives recognition from a regional agency. Toccoa Police Officer David Shanks recently received the Northeast Traffic Enforcement Network Officer of the Year for 2013. The Northeast network consists of all law enforcement agencies from Stephens, Hall, White, Habersham, Rabun, Lumpkin, Dawson, Jackson, Franklin, and Hart counties. Toccoa Police Chief Tim...

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Franklin Co. BOC Working to Begin County Manager Search

October 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search for a new County Manager is starting to move forward in Franklin County. Franklin County has been without a manager since last month when former manager Billy Morse resigned to take his old job back in Toccoa as City Manager. Since then, Franklin County Engineer John...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Charter System Application

October 16, 2013

The Stephens County School System will send its charter system application off to the state for consideration. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved the application at its regular monthly meeting. The Stephens County School System has been working on the application since January, when it made the decision to pursue charter...

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SCDA Approves Revised Budget

October 16, 2013

The Stephens County Development Authority passes a revised budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. Three months into the Fiscal Year, the Development Authority unanimously approved a revised budget for the current fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday. That revision reduced the total budget amount by just over $52,000 from about $398,000 to just over $346,000...

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Park St. Bridge in Toccoa Closed

October 16, 2013

The Park Street bridge over the railroad tracks in Toccoa is closed. The bridge has been closed for a number of days and Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced that the bridge would remain closed for the time being at Monday’s city commission meeting. Morse said that the city was instructed to close the...

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Primitive Weapons Deer Hunting Season Underway

October 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hunters looking to pursue deer with firearms that harken back to a different time currently have their chance in Georgia. Primitive weapons deer hunting season is underway and runs through Friday. According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum, the week long event is...

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Georgia Leaf Watch Underway

October 16, 2013

Georgia StateĀ Parks is once again offering its “Leaf Watch” website to help travelers find the best fall color in Georgia this season. According to officials with GeorgiaState Parks, the website will have regular updates that will keep travelers posted on how the Fall color is progressing across the state, especially the Blue Ridge. In...

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