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Toccoa Clinic Welcomes New Employees

February 2, 2015

The Toccoa Clinic is welcoming two new employees. Recently, it was announced that Dennis Horner has joined the ear, nose and throat specialists at Toccoa Clinic. Horner is a certified nurse practitioner, a longtime resident of Rabun County, and will practice in Toccoa, Demorest and Clayton. Meanwhile, the Women’s Wellness Center at Toccoa Clinic...

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USFS Conducting Prescribed Burn in Stephens Co.

January 30, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service expects to wrap up a prescribed burn in Stephens County by 5 p.m. today. According to the Forest Service, the prescribed fire may present smoke to Stephens County residents, as well as residents of Habersham, Hall, and Franklin counties. It is being conducted to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels and...

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Community Meeting Talks About Helping School System

January 30, 2015

A group of concerned county residents come together to talk about ways to help the Stephens County School System in light of its financial crisis. That group met Thursday night at the Doyle Street Community Center in Toccoa. Nadine Scott helped to organize the meeting. Scott said she wanted to put something together to...

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Crews Respond To Thursday Structure Fire

January 30, 2015

A reported structure fire in Stephens County brings out crews from multiple stations. Reports indicate that Big Smith, Shiloh, and Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Departments were all paged out to a trailer fire on Oakwood Lane. That is located off of Shorewood Circle, near Lake Hartwell in Stephens County. The initial calls went out just...

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Toccoa Reports Sanitary Sewer Spill Wednesday

January 30, 2015

The city of Toccoa said everything is back to normal following a sanitary sewer spill on Wednesday. According to a press release from the city, an employee discovered a cleanout plug overflowing near Hillcrest Street in Toccoa at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Toccoa officials said the overflow then started at about 2:50 p.m....

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Lavonia Police Starting Scholarship in Memory of Sheriff Thomas’ Son

January 30, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is instituting a new scholarship program for Franklin County High School students looking to further their educations. Recently, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle announced the formation of the Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas Memorial Scholarship. Deputy Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas,...

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Collins Introduces Forest Service Bill

January 30, 2015

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has introduced a bill into the U.S. House to facilitate the transfer of what Collins calls under-used U.S. Forest Service lands to private hands. It is called the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act. Under the proposal, the Forest Service would sell remote tracts at market value and...

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Ga. DNR Releases Fishing Regulations

January 30, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says anglers can now find the new 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print. The 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division and...

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NGTC Names Rick Perkins Award Winner

January 30, 2015
NGTC Names Rick Perkins Award Winner

North Georgia Technical College names its nominee for this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education. This year’s winner at North Georgia Tech is Pamela Segers. Segers serves as Instructor and Program Coordinator for the Criminal Justice program. Each year, faculty and staff at North Georgia Technical College nominate instructors who exemplify...

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Prescribed Burn Announced For Today

January 29, 2015

A prescribed burn will take place starting later this morning in the Toccoa area. According to the U.S. Forest Service, crews will be conducting the prescribed burn on about 1200 acres along the Davidson Creek area, in a stretch between the city of Toccoa’s pumping station and Prather Bridge Road. Portions of the burn...

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