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Franklin Co. Passes FY 2015 Budget

July 4, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners has passed the county’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Early Monday morning, with only three commissioners present for the called meeting, the board passed the budget unanimously. Commissioners Clint Harper and Bob Franklin were not present for the vote. At a work session earlier...

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DOT, Law Enforcement Ready for Busy Fourth

July 3, 2014

Local and state officials are preparing for a busy weekend on the roads. AAA is projecting that more than 990,000 travelers are expected to hit the roads in Georgia for the Fourth of July holiday. The Georgia Department of Transportation said it is one of the biggest travel holidays of the year on the...

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Corps Offers Lake Safety Tips

July 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lake Hartwell will be jammed this weekend with holiday visitors and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local officials are warning boaters and swimmers to use some common-sense safety precautions when out on the water. So far this year, there have been four recreation fatalities on the...

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July 4th Government Schedule

July 3, 2014

The city of Toccoa and Stephens County government offices are announcing their schedules for the Independence Day holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed on Friday for the Fourth of July. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling that are scheduled to be picked up...

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SCHS Team Takes Third in SkillsUSA National Event

July 3, 2014

A team from Stephens County High School wins third place in a national competition. The SCHS SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Ceremonies team won third place in the national high school competition held last month. According to the SkillsUSA website, the SCHS team consisted of Sarah Hale, Bryson Addison, Gabrielle Beck, Tessa Jordan, Taylor Crump,...

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Jr. League Tourney Underway; Toccoa 10-11 Baseball Wins District

July 3, 2014

The Toccoa Junior League All-Star baseball team drops its opener in the district tournament at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. Franklin County used a two-run home run by Landon Hall in the top of the fifth inning to break open a tie game and Franklin went on to beat Toccoa 5-3 Wednesday. Gabe...

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Heavywood Furniture Fire Investigation Continues

July 3, 2014

More than a week later, the investigation is ongoing into what caused a fire at a Stephens County industrial facility continues. That is according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen. The June 21 fire destroyed the Heavywood Furniture building, located just off of Industrial Boulevard near the Toccoa city limits. Allen...

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E-SPLOST Collections Lower Than Projections, But Still Covering HS Debt Costs

July 2, 2014

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said this week that E-SPLOST is falling short of the maximum projected collections, but still coming in at a high enough rate to cover paying off the bond payments for the construction at Stephens County High School. When asked at Monday’s called meeting about E-SPLOST collections, Dorsey said...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Rate Rises in May

July 2, 2014

Stephens County sees its preliminary unemployment rate jump in May. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary May unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. That marks a jump of nine-tenths of a percentage point over the revised April rate of 6 percent. However, the May...

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People First of Stephens Co. Holds Fishing Tournament

July 2, 2014

A local group for and supporting people with disabilities goes fishing. People First of Stephens County held its annual fishing tournament for people with disabilities on Saturday. As always, the tournament took place at a pond owned by Jim Rhoades on North Avenue in Eastanollee. People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes said they had an...

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