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Franklin Co. Gets Money for Sewer Expansion

April 29, 2014
Franklin Co. Gets Money for Sewer Expansion

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local leaders in Franklin County say they hope the planned installation of a new sewer line along the I-85 corridor will be an answer to the county’s economic prayers. Recently, Franklin County and the City of Carnesville received a USDA loan and grant package in the amount of...

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Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

April 29, 2014
Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

Power House for Kids is calling attention to the problem of child abuse this month. Earlier this month, the organization planted a pinwheel garden in front of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The organization said 264 pinwheels were planted to represent the 264 cases of child abuse in Stephens, Habersham, and...

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Hartwell Cleanup Receives Award

April 29, 2014

Clean-up efforts at Lake Hartwell receive recognition. Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project was named by Rivers Alive as the 2013 Government Partner of the Year. The award recognizes the project’s efforts during the annual Hartwell Lake clean-up campaign. Rivers Alive is an outreach program led by the Georgia Department...

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Early Voting Starts Today for Primary

April 28, 2014

Early voting gets underway this morning for the general primary election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said those wishing to vote early can do so downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,” said Kelley. “All you...

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Political Forums Being Rebroadcast Later Today

April 28, 2014

Area voters can hear from the candidates themselves again tonight on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com. We will be re-broadcasting the candidate forums held earlier this month for Stephens County Commission, Stephens County Board of Education, 28th District State House, and 9th District U.S. House of Representatives. Our re-broadcast will begin at 5:30 p.m....

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Mobile Job Training Unit in Habersham Co. Today

April 28, 2014

A mobile job training unit will make its way to Habersham County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will be at the Habersham County-Clarkesville Library on East Green Street in Clarkesville today. The unit will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas...

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Two Found Guilty in Lavonia Credit Union Robbery

April 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Franklin County men charged in the 2011 armed robbery of the Lavonia Branch of North Georgia Credit Union, have been found guilty in U.S. District Court in Athens. Last Monday, a jury handed down guilty verdicts for 46-year old Orlando Brock of Lavonia and 43-year old Walter...

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Authorities Investigating Suspicious Device in Toccoa

April 27, 2014

Authorities in Stephens County are investigating to try to find out where a suspicious device found in Toccoa came from Friday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Friday, deputies from his office responded to an unspecified location in the area of Tugalo Street in Toccoa in reference to a report of a...

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TFC Splits Baseball Doubleheader

April 27, 2014

The Toccoa Falls College Eagles split a double header with Georgia Gwinnett College. At home Saturday in games broadcast on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com, the Eagles lost Game One to Georgia Gwinnett, the number six team in the nation in NAIA baseball, 8-1. However, the Eagles came back to win the second game...

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Indian Baseball Wraps Up Regular Season With Win

April 26, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team will now prepare for the first round of the state AAAA baseball playoffs later this week. Stephens County wrapped up the regular season Friday with a 13-1, five-inning win over the Johnson Knights at the Reservation. Seven different players had RBIs for the Indians. They were led by...

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