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Officials Offer Carbon Monoxide Safety Advice

December 4, 2012

After an incident of carbon monoxide at an Atlanta school Monday, state officials are issuing reminders about the invisible, odorless gas. State Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss said for those using fuel-fired appliances and heaters, there are some important safety tips to keep in mind. “If you have any kind of (fuel-fired) appliance indoors, you...

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Lions Lighthouse Foundation Looking for Support

December 4, 2012

A state non-profit organization is seeking the public’s assistance in helping it obtain a grant from an anonymous donor. The organization is the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. Partnership Director Sarah Epting Gardner said the organization is a part of the Lions Club. “The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is an organization that was started by...

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NGTC Taking Applications for Associate’s in Nursing Program

December 4, 2012

North Georgia Technical College is opening up the application process for its Associate in Science in Nursing program. Applications for the entry into the program in Fall 2013 are now being accepted. The application deadline for the first group of students is March 1, 2013. Those admitted in the first group, a total of...

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Son of Hart Co. Commission Chair Pleads Guilty in Shooting

December 4, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More than six years since the crime occurred, the son of Hart County Commission Chair R.C. Oglesby pleads guilty to going on a shooting rampage at a Hartwell hamburger stand. On Friday, 38-year old Frederick L. Oglesby pleaded guilty to three counts of felony aggravated assault and two...

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SCMS 7th Grade Boys Basketball Wins Two

December 4, 2012

The 7th grade Rebel boys won a pair of conference games over the weekend. On Friday, the Rebels were victorious at home over Madison County by the score of 37-32. The leading scorers for the Rebels were Jeremiah Allen, Montavis Thornton and Hassan Brown with 7 points each. Then on Saturday, the Rebels traveled...

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Busy Christmas Week in Toccoa

December 3, 2012
Busy Christmas Week in Toccoa

Toccoa kicks off the holiday season. Downtown Toccoa hosted Christmasfest on Friday night. Santa, carriage rides, a live nativity, church walk, and entertainment were all part of the festivities. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the evening went very well. “It was a beautiful night because it was a little nippy,...

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Toys for Tots Program Underway in NE Ga.

December 3, 2012

The Marine Corps is once again seeking “Toys for Tots” this holiday season. The annual holiday program to help collect toys for families and children in need during the Christmas season is underway. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Habersham, and White counties. He said the need...

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Fatal Wreck on I-85 in Franklin Co. Friday Night

December 3, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Franklin County are hoping dental records and a vehicle identification number will help them identify the driver of an 18-wheeler killed Friday night in a fiery crash on Interstate 85. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Saturday the driver’s remains were sent to the GBI Crime...

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Phase III Landfill Closure To Take Longer

December 3, 2012

The final phase of work involved with officially closing the Stephens County Landfill will take a little longer than first planned. Last Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved an extension of 60 days in the Phase III landfill closure contract with Fort Lamar Services, LLC. Harbin Engineering, the firm working with the county on...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Employees Entered in Statewide Logo Contest

December 3, 2012

Three Stephens County Hospital employees will have Patient Safety Week logos submitted to the statewide competition. Angela Jackson, Meg Thomason, and Cheri Clary were the hospital winners of the Patient Safety Week Logo Contest at Stephens County Hospital, sponsored by the Georgia Hospital Association. The Quality And Patient Safety branch of the Georgia Hospital...

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