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Lavonia City Councilman Canady Passes Away

April 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia City offices will be closed Monday morning as city officials and staff attend the funeral of Lavonia City Councilman Don Canady. Canady passed away early Saturday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Canady had served as Lavonia City Councilman for some 12 years, according...

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City Meets With State, Railroad on Pond St. Bridge

April 10, 2015

The city of Toccoa is working with state and railroad officials to get the Pond Street bridge re-open to traffic as soon as possible. That is according to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse. Morse said that he and Public Works Director Randy Smith met with representatives of both the Georgia Department of Transportation and...

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Running Boating Safety Classes

April 10, 2015

The local chapter of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is working to organize and hold boating safety classes all around Lake Hartwell. Organizers said a class for this Saturday scheduled to take place in Toccoa at the Currahee Military Museum has been cancelled. However, another class is scheduled for May 9 from 8:30 a.m....

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Lake Hartwell Expected to be Just Below Full Pool On Memorial Day

April 10, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It could be a drier start to the summer season this year on Lake Hartwell. The Corps of Engineers is predicting somewhat lower water levels on the lake by Memorial Day weekend. As of Wednesday morning, Hartwell Lake was at 658.68 feet above mean sea level or about...

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Shoulder Reportedly Sidelines Martin

April 10, 2015

NJ.com is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies are shutting down Toccoa native and pitcher Ethan Martin for the time being after an MRI revealed right shoulder inflammation this week. The report indicates Martin will be rested for about two to three weeks and then be re-evaluated. Martin has yet to be officially assigned a team...

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NGTC Has Successful SkillsUSA State Event

April 10, 2015

Students in a variety of programs at North Georgia Technical College claimed a total of 28 medals at the recent Georgia State SkillsUSA competition held in March. In June, the eight students who achieved first place at the state level will travel to the national contest in Louisville, Kentucky. Also for the first time...

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Woman Cited in Sunday Wreck on Toccoa By-pass

April 9, 2015

More information is available on an accident over the weekend on the Toccoa By-pass. The accident took place just after 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of the By-pass, or Highway 17, and Highway 106. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a Dodge cargo van driven by 53-year-old Denese...

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Stephens Co. School System, State Meet On FY 14 Audit

April 9, 2015

The Stephens County school system and state auditors are getting started on the process of completing the school system’s Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he met with state auditors this week about starting to prepare the school system’s financial statements. “We met with them so that we could...

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Names Chair, Vice Chair

April 9, 2015

The Stephens County Planning Commission appoints its chair and vice-chair for the next year. The planning commission held its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During that meeting, the planning commission re-elected Mark Smith to serve as the board’s chair for the next 12 months. This is...

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Land Use Into Second Year in Stephens Co.

April 9, 2015

Land use is into its second year of existence in Stephens County. The Stephens County Commission passed a land use ordinance in March 2014 by a 4-1 vote and implementation began immediately after. One year in, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the administration of that ordinance has gone well overall. She said...

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