GDOT: Hwy. 17 Project Moving Along

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The Georgia Department of Transportation says that work should move forward and congestion should ease in the area around Wal-Mart this week as part of the widening of Georgia Highway 17. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said that by Wednesday in the area of Wal-Mart and the Toccoa By-pass, the contractor plans to complete paving on turning lanes, finish the […]

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend in Ga.

Georgia’s annual back to school sales tax holiday is this coming weekend. This coming Saturday and Sunday, Georgia will not charge sales tax on items including clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item; computers, computer components, and prewritten software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1000 or less […]

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Franklin Co. Commission Tackles Road Issues

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Changes have been approved to two roads in Franklin County. The Franklin County Commission approved motions to change the name of one road and abandon another road at its meeting earlier this month. The road to be abandoned was a small section of Ariail Road in the area of Cedar Ridge Road. Franklin County […]

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Ga. DNR Approves License Packages

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division said it is now allowing anglers and hunters to purchase licenses as a package deal. According to the DNR, anglers, or hunters, looking for the licenses that allow them to pursue a specific activity can now choose a compiled license “package.” There are multiple available packages available at GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com. People using […]

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Stephens Drought Still “Extreme”

Extreme drought conditions continue for Stephens County and much of the surrounding area. The latest drought monitor report for Georgia was released Thursday. In it, all of Stephens County is shown to be in “extreme drought.” That is the second most severe category on the drought monitor, with only “exceptional drought” being worse. No parts of Georgia are in “exceptional […]

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Collins Pushes For Exemptions From New USPS Rules In Some Developments

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is introducing legislation he says will ensure some homes and neighborhoods’ mail delivery are not affected by new postal rules. This week, Collins introduced House Resolution 5750, “The Common Sense Postal Delivery Restoration Act of 2016.” Collins said recent U.S. Postal Service rules are forcing home developers to tear up already built or permitted […]

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Hart Co. Commission Agrees on Job Description for Administrator Post

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After a lengthy heated discussion, the Hart County Board of Commissioners has signed off on the job description for the position of County Administrator. At their meeting Tuesday night, Interim County Administrator Terrell Partain said the job description is in place from the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission with few changes. County Commissioner RC […]

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Cleveland Man Appointed To State Board

A northeast Georgia man is re-appointed to the state’s Board of Juvenile Justice. On Thursday, Governor Nathan Deal re-appointed Fred Stephens of Cleveland to the Board of Juvenile Justice. Stephens is the interim police chief for the Clarke County School District Police Department. He retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after more than 31 years of service and then […]

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