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New Ga. Gas Tax Starts Today

July 1, 2015

July 1 means a host of new laws take effect. Among the most prominent is a change in the state of Georgia’s gasoline tax. Earlier this year, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, which goes into effect today. The measure will convert the current sales tax on gasoline to...

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Hart Co. To Consider Fireworks Ordinance

July 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia With a new law going into effect today in Georgia that legalizes the sale of fireworks, one northeast Georgia county is going to look at regulations that take the new state law into effect. Hart County Commissioner Ricky Carter said that Hart County needs to begin looking at...

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Former Toccoa Finance Director Leaves Hall Co. Post

July 1, 2015

Former Toccoa Finance Director Vickie Neikirk has resigned from her position in Hall County. Accessnorthga.com is reporting that Neikirk stepped down as Hall County Finance Director earlier this week. No details regarding the decision were offered, according to the report. Neikirk served as the Finance Director for the city of Toccoa from May 2010...

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

June 30, 2015

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for blood donations to make up for an expected shortfall due to the Fourth of July holiday. A Red Cross survey shows that more than 40 percent of Red Cross blood and platelet donors plan to travel around July 4th, meaning they may be unavailable to...

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SCHS Athletic Booster Club Out Soliciting Donations

June 30, 2015

The Stephens County High School Athletic Booster Club is out and about on an annual fundraising effort. Stephens County High School Athletic Director Frank Barden said that the club is currently out raising funds through the sale of advertising and signs. Barden said all of the funds raised through the booster club’s efforts benefit...

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Food Bank Introducing New Program

June 30, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in Athens is spearheading a new program that would allow some backyard gardeners and family farms to earn some extra income by selling their produce and products to retailers. Food Bank President and CEO John Becker said the program, called the Food...

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Little League Update

June 30, 2015

Two Toccoa teams fall in elimination bracket games in District 7 Little League play in northeast Georgia. First, the Toccoa 10-11 baseball All-Stars were knocked out of the District tournament after an 8-1 loss to Franklin in Lavonia on Monday. Miles Dodd pitched a complete game on just 69 pitches and allowed only a...

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Old Jail Deemed Surplus

June 30, 2015

The Stephens County Commission declares the old Stephens County Jail as surplus property. County commissioners unanimously passed a motion officially doing that at their meeting last Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the motion also authorizes staff to sell scrap from the demolition of the old jail on Scenic Drive and place the...

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NGTC Welcoming New Board of Directors Member

June 30, 2015

North Georgia Technical College sees a change on its board of directors. At the June Board of Directors meeting, Mark Rasmussen completed his three-year service and was recognized for his contributions. Ron Barden will be stepping up to represent Rabun County on the Board beginning in July. He began board certification training in May...

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Sheriff Says Homeowners Should Be Cautious of Checking Homes Late At Night

June 29, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is warning area residents of a new possible ploy being used by criminals around people’s homes. Shirley said he received the first report of it recently in this area from a resident. He said it tends to happen during the late night or early morning hours. According to the...

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