Letters About Water Line Insurance Not From City of Toccoa

The city of Toccoa wants to clarify something regarding a letter that many city water customers are receiving. According to city officials, numerous residents have contacted the city about a letter they have gotten in the mail referencing important information regarding their water service line and offering the resident the ability to purchase insurance that would cover repairs and maintenance […]

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Next Date Set In Wilbros Appeal

A judge has set the next date in the court case surrounding Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administration order against the facility. Oral arguments in the appeal are scheduled to take place on December 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Office of State Administrative Hearings in Atlanta. The oral arguments will allow both sides in the appeal […]

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Operation Christmas Child Underway

Operation Christmas Child is again gearing up this holiday season across the country and this region is no different. Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization, runs Operation Christmas Child each year. Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with items to send to children in war-torn and poverty stricken areas around the world. This is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas […]

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Wilkinson Named Senate Republican Caucus Secretary

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will serve in a new role in Georgia General Assembly this year in addition to his normal legislative duties. Wilkinson has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming biennial legislative term of the Georgia General Assembly. In this role, Senator Wilkinson will be responsible for recording all […]

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Hospital Purchases Fracture Table

Stephens County Hospital is making an equipment purchase. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved the purchase of a new fracture table for the hospital. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the fracture table will be used by the hospital for orthopedic surgeries. “It can take care of any patient that has a fracture below the waist, but the neat thing about […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

The Stephens County Board of Education meets later today for its regularly scheduled monthly business meeting. Today’s Board of Education meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. It will take place in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System administrative offices on Mize Road. The meeting is open to the public.

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Hunters for the Hungry Program Underway

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Cooling fall temperatures have whitetail deer on the move, giving deer hunters the perfect opportunity to participate in the annual Georgia Hunters For The Hungry program. Hunters for the Hungry is a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Georgia Food Bank Association […]

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DOT: Turn Off Automated Sprinklers Overnight In Cold Weather

With temperatures dropping and headed well below freezing over the next couple of nights, the Georgia Department of Transportation is reminding people to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight. DOT District Engineer Brent Cook said sprinkler systems that are left on overnight in freezing temperatures can create a hazardous condition for motorists the next morning. […]

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