People First, Peer Center Hold Christmas Party

Two local organizations come together for a special holiday party. People First of Stephens County hosted its annual Christmas Party on Friday at the Stephens County Peer Center in Toccoa. Again this year, the Peer Center joined with People First at the party. According to Stephens County People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes, People First puts the party together every year […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

The Toccoa City Commission will take another step towards implementing Sunday alcohol sales for on-site consumption at its meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During today’s meeting, the city commission is scheduled to consider a Sunday Alcohol Sales Ordinance. In November, city of Toccoa voters approved Sunday sales […]

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Lavonia To Raise Some Water Rates

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia is raising water rates. At its meeting this past week, the Lavonia City Council heard from Assistant City Manager Charles Cawthon. Cawthon recommended raising rates 25 cents per 1,000 gallons on the overage and increasing the new account set-up fee to $25 from the current $10. According to Cawthon, a […]

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SCHS Basketball Splits With Franklin Co.

The Stephens County Indian boys stage a huge comeback to extend their winning streak to four games. Stephens County’s boys trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter before staging a huge run to win by 12 over Franklin County, 60-48. Trailing 32-19 in the third quarter, Stephens County outscored the Lions 41-16 the rest of the […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Pays off Tax Anticipation Notes

The Stephens County Board of Education receives some positive financial news. At a work session on Thursday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey told the Board of Education that the school system currently has an excess of revenue over expenditures of just over $3.1 million, putting the system into the black. Dorsey said that the numbers also show that the […]

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SCDA Moving Forward With Landscaping Hayestone-Brady Entrance Along New GA 17

The Stephens County Development Authority is moving forward with plans for landscaping the entrance to the Hayestone-Brady Business Park that will be along the new Highway 17. Thursday, the Development Authority looked at bids for the work that would take place where the new Highway 17 intersects with Hammerstone Road. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that […]

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SCDA Working With State on Grant Funding for NIFCO-KTW

Stephens County is taking the necessary steps to secure grant funding to help an incoming industry. On Tuesday, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved an EDGE grant resolution to send to the state to get funding for NIFCO-KTW. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, the state pledged the grant money to NIFCO-KTW as part of […]

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I-85 Welcome Center In Lavonia Re-Opens Today

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 85 in Lavonia is scheduled to re-open for use today after undergoing extensive renovations. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said the work took longer than expected, but at last the public is invited to come today to see the new facility for travelers entering Georgia. “Georgia […]

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