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Nobody Hurt in Tuesday Afternoon Fire

March 26, 2014

Nobody was hurt in a house fire Tuesday in Toccoa. Crews from the Toccoa and Carnes Creek Fire Departments responded to a home on Cedar Lane Tuesday afternoon in response to a house fire. The fire caused significant damage to the home. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said the wind caused challenges for firefighters...

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Lavonia Resurfacing Work to Start Thursday

March 26, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A major road resurfacing project in Lavonia is due to resume on Thursday and motorists should expect delays right through the weekend. According to Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Teri Pope, contractors will resume work on SR77 Extension Thursday morning. “The contractor is trying to get finished with...

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Park St. Bridge To Be Torn Down

March 25, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will allow Norfolk Southern Railroad to tear down the Park Street Bridge. City commissioners voted 3 to 1 to abandon the bridge and have it torn down at their meeting Monday. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the city to close the Park Street Bridge following an inspection and...

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Flentall Homicide Investigation Into Second Week

March 25, 2014

The investigation into the homicide of a Toccoa man is moving into its second week. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the Toccoa Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are still investigating the death of 28-year-old Montavious Xavier Flentall of Toccoa last Tuesday. “Right now, we do not have any additional...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

March 25, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to consider a lease agreement for the Stephens County Recreation Area with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at their meeting later today. The county commission is scheduled to meet starting at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Last...

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Indians Sweep Lumpkin, Still Undefeated in Region Baseball

March 25, 2014

Senior left hander Josh Slate won his fifth game of the year as the Stephens County Indians beat the Lumpkin County Indians 8-2 Monday night at the Reservation. Slate gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking four. Mason Long had three hits in the game, including a triple,...

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Lavonia Police Announce Drug Trafficking Arrests

March 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police have announced that they have broken up a major drug trafficking operation with the arrest of four people. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the arrests came recently after residents made complaints of drug activity at a house on 2nd Street that resulted in a lengthy undercover...

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Hartwell Lake Campgrounds Opening April 1

March 25, 2014

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing that three Lake Hartwell campgrounds will open on April 1. They are Watsadler Campground in Hart County, Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina, and Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina. The Corps said both Watsadler Campground and Twin Lakes Campground...

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Ga. Supreme Court Upholds Stephens Co. Nuisance Ordinance

March 24, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously votes to uphold Stephens County’s nuisance ordinance after it was challenged more than a year ago by the Wilbros facility. In a ruling issued last month, the state’s highest court unanimously voted to deny Wilbros’ challenge of the county’s nuisance ordinance. In November 2012, attorneys for Wilbros appealed one...

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Health Dept. Adding New 7th Grade Vaccination Requirement

March 24, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health is announcing new immunization requirements for Georgia students that are entering the 7th grade. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that the new requirements will apply to students entering 7th grade beginning next school year. “Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, 7th graders will be required...

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