Officials Urge People to be “Fire Wise”

Officials with the Georgia Forestry Commission, the National Fire Prevention Association, and other agencies are asking homeowners and communities to get “fire-wise” this summer. The agencies are promoting called “Fire Wise Communities.” They said the goal is to get homeowners to work together to reduce the risk of damage to homes caused by wildfires. Georgia Forestry Commission Wildfire Prevention Specialist […]

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Franklin Co. Hires Animal Control Officer

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County now has its own animal control officer. At its regular meeting last Monday night, the Franklin County Commission heard from County Manager John Phillips, who said the county is required by law to have some kind of animal control. Phillips cited House Bill 685, otherwise known as the Responsible Dog Ownership Law, […]

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Run-off Absentee Ballots About To Go Out in Stephens Co.

Preparations are underway for the July run-off election in Georgia. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that those who have requested mail-in, paper absentee ballots for the run-off election should receive them next week. Kelley said that there are run-offs for both the Republican and the Democratic parties. “If you voted Republican in the May 20th primary, you will get […]

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Today Marks 70 Years Since D-Day

Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied troops stormed beaches at Normandy, France during World War II. Part of that operation included the use of paratroopers that dropped behind Nazi lines. Those paratroopers trained at Camp Toccoa on Currahee Mountain. One “Toccoa man” who is going back to France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day today is […]

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repairs Underway in Hart Co.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said this week that repairs on a failed pipe and sinkhole on State Route 51 in Hart County is moving forward. DOT officials said that the contractor has begun repair work and is working on fabricating a replacement pipe. The sinkhole opened on State Route 51, about 6 miles north of Hartwell on the morning […]

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State Calling Attention To Tobacco Quit Help Line

The Georgia Department of Public Health wants to get the word out about the dangers of smoking, especially for pregnant women, and provide help for those looking to quit smoking. Health officials said that more than 670,000 women in Georgia use tobacco products and about 12 percent of those are pregnant women. Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda […]

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“Milestone Week” for New Toccoa Pool

Progress is moving forward on the construction of the new Doyle Street Swimming Pool in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse spoke with AM 630 WNEG on the status of the project Wednesday. He said there are a lot of workers on site working on both the pool and the new bath house that will go along with the […]

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