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BBB Offers Tips for Getting Rid of Holiday Boxes Safely

January 2, 2015

With the holidays coming to a close and all of the gifts unwrapped, the boxes remain and in some cases, those boxes are sitting out by the curb. The Better Business Bureau said those boxes out by the curb can act as an advertisement for those who might be looking to a rob a...

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Old “Reflections” Restaurant Building at Golf Course Now Owned by City of Toccoa

January 1, 2015

The city of Toccoa brings all of the property at the city-owned golf course back together under one owner. Wednesday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced that the city had purchased 1.7 acres of property that includes the building that was the Reflections restaurant, a metal building, and the practice putting green for the...

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Quiet Start to 2015 on Ga. Highways

January 1, 2015

So far, state officials are reporting a safe New Year’s holiday. As of this morning, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says there have not been any fatalities on Georgia highways during the early part of the New Year’s travel period. The New Year’s travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through...

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City of Toccoa Hands Out Employee Service Awards

January 1, 2015

The city of Toccoa recognizes employees for years of service. Last month, the city handed out its annual Service Awards at its annual Christmas luncheon. Receiving awards for 35 years of service to the city of Toccoa were Kenneth “Bo” Carter, who works in the fire department, and Avery Hunter, who works in the...

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First Royston City Manager Passes Away

January 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Royston is remembering its first City Manager, who passed away last week. Brigadier General Eugene Phillips, U.S. Army Retired, died Christmas Day following a brief illness at the home of his son in Fairfax, VA. General Phillips was born in Canon, Georgia on November 26, 1917. He grew up in...

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Franklin Co. Holds Year End Work Session

January 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are heading into the new year with a better idea of where they are on some major projects. The board held a year-end work session last month at the Rocky Ford Recreation Center. Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said a number of big issues were...

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Toccoa To Get Electric Car Charging Station

December 31, 2014

Downtown Toccoa plans to add a charging station for electric cars. The city’s Downtown Development Authority recently received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority through its “Charge Georgia” program to help pay for the cost of installing the electric car charging station. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the unit will cost...

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Classroom Supply Drive Underway

December 31, 2014

A drive underway now is looking to help get classrooms ready with the items they need when school opens back up in Stephens County next month. Family Connection of Stephens County and St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church are teaming up on a classroom supply drive. St. Matthias Rector The Very Rev. Mary Demmler said they...

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New Year’s Government Schedule Announced

December 31, 2014

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will be closed Thursday in observance of New Year’s Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Commercial...

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Law Enforcement Urge Safety While Driving This New Year’s Holiday

December 31, 2014

Local and state law enforcement officials are urging caution this New Year’s holiday. The Georgia Department of Public Safety says its New Year’s travel period begins at 6 p.m. tonight and ends at midnight on Sunday, January 4. That is a total of 102 hours. Last year during a 30-hour holiday period for New...

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