Hart Sinkhole Repair Is a Huge Project, Says DOT

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking construction bids to repair the sinkhole on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said an overview of a repair plan has been developed. But she said the problem is the enormity of the repairs involved. “It’s a very complicated repair because […]

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Stephens Co. Approves New EMS Agreement

Stephens County Commissioners sign off on a new agreement with Stephens County Hospital regarding the county’s Emergency Medical Services department. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a new five-year EMS agreement with the Stephens County Hospital Authority beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2019. Under the agreement, the county pays the hospital to operate the county’s EMS service. County […]

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Wilbros Hearing Moves Into Day Four

The hearing over Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia EPD’s order calling on the Rose Lane facility to shut down will continue today. Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings Spokesman Kevin Westray says that the judge extended the hearing into today and has also scheduled the hearing on the calendar for May 28 and May 29. The hearing started on Monday […]

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Seneca Police Arrest Toccoa Man on Drug Charge

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A 23-year old Toccoa man has been arrested in a drug sweep being conducted by the police in Seneca, South Carolina. Law enforcement authorities there have confirmed the arrest of Joshua LaDale Oglesby of 23 Riley Street on the charge of manufacture, possession with intent to distribute the controlled substance flunitrazepam. That is a […]

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Martin Moves to AAA in Rehab Assignment

Toccoa native Ethan Martin has advanced to Triple-A as he works his way back from an injury earlier this week. Martin is currently on a rehab assignment and was recently promoted from Single-A Clearwater back to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley Ironpigs as part of that rehab assignment. He has pitched in two games so far for Lehigh Valley, throwing two […]

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Rainy Day Expected in Region Today

A flash flood watch remains in effect for Stephens County and surrounding areas from the National Weather Service. Rain started last night throughout the area. As of 7 a.m. today, downtown Toccoa has received 1.33 inches of rain since it all started. The rain is expected to continue today before moving out. Sunshine is expected to return tomorrow. Stay tuned […]

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Stephens Co. Honors Top Five

Stephens County celebrates academic achievement. The 53rd annual Top Five Banquet took place Tuesday night at Stephens County High School. The Toccoa Rotary Club sponsors the banquet that honors the top five percent of the senior class of Stephens County High School, as well as the top five students in grades 6 through 11. Toccoa Rotary Club President the Very […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Look Again At FY 15 Budget

Stephens County Commissioners want to meet again to take another look at the county’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The county presented its proposed budget for next fiscal year on Tuesday during the commission meeting. That proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget totals $13.2 million in the general fund, up from about $12.7 million in this current fiscal year. County Administrator Phyllis […]

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