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No Paving Planned for Franklin Co. Side of Freedom Drive

June 4, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will not be joining Stephens County in paving a road that runs through both counties. At its meeting last month, the Stephens County Board of Commissioners voted to pave its part of Freedom Drive in the Gumlog Community. The road off State Route 328 runs through...

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American Red Cross Issues Call for Summer Blood Donations

June 4, 2015

The American Red Cross is urging donors to give blood and platelets this summer to prevent a seasonal shortage. Red Cross officials said that Memorial Day typically marks the start of a drop in blood and platelet donations over the summer months. They added that the Red Cross relies on volunteer donors for the...

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All OK After Reported Swimmer in Distress Call

June 4, 2015

Reports indicate everybody is okay after an apparent swimmer in distress call on Lake Hartwell Wednesday. It reportedly happened around the Jenkins Ferry area. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it involved a swimmer who was out in a john boat and somehow ended up in the water. Shirley said EMS and first responders...

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Toccoa Water Quality Report Available

June 4, 2015

The city of Toccoa is reminding residents that its annual water quality report for calendar year 2014 is now available. This report contains information about the source and quality of the drinking water produced by the city of Toccoa. Paper copies of the report are available in the Customer Service Lobby or in the...

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Pines Golf Course Greens One Step Closer to Completion

June 3, 2015
Pines Golf Course Greens One Step Closer to Completion

The city of Toccoa takes another major step forward in getting the city’s nine-hole Pines golf course ready to re-open to the public. Tuesday, crews sprigged the course’s greens. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this is the first step in re-growing the course’s greens with new grass. “We are changing the type of...

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ARC Head Visits Toccoa

June 3, 2015

The city of Toccoa receives a visit from a top official for a multi-state agency. Last Friday, the Executive Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Scott Hamilton, visited Toccoa to meet with local leaders from the city and county. The Applachian Regional Commission, or ARC, is a regional economic development agency that represents a...

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Local Agencies Conduct Emergency Management Drill

June 3, 2015

Local agencies take time out of their week to practice response to an emergency situation. Tuesday, a number of agencies participated in a Regional Emergency Management Drill. The drill was taking place in a number of northeast Georgia counties. In Toccoa, the site for the drill was on Falls Road. Stephens County Hospital Director...

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NGTC Honoring Award Winners This Month

June 3, 2015

North Georgia Technical College is getting ready to hand out some awards to alumni who have excelled in their professions. The college does this each year and this year, four outstanding alumni have been selected to receive awards. Those include the Hall of Fame induction, Career Achievement Award, and the first-ever Bridge Builder Award....

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DNR Accepting Quota Hunt Applications

June 3, 2015

Sportsmen and women can now apply electronically for quota hunts in Georgia. The first day for applications was Monday, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number of hunters are allowed....

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Toccoa Completes Hotel Inspections

June 2, 2015
Toccoa Completes Hotel Inspections

The city of Toccoa completes its inspections of area hotels and motels. Last month, Toccoa officials and officials from the Stephens County Health Department inspected the Country Hearth Inn and the Toccoa Inn. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that both of those facilities were found to be in much better condition than the...

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