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First Royston City Manager Passes Away

January 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Royston is remembering its first City Manager, who passed away last week. Brigadier General Eugene Phillips, U.S. Army Retired, died Christmas Day following a brief illness at the home of his son in Fairfax, VA. General Phillips was born in Canon, Georgia on November 26, 1917. He grew up in...

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Franklin Co. Holds Year End Work Session

January 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are heading into the new year with a better idea of where they are on some major projects. The board held a year-end work session last month at the Rocky Ford Recreation Center. Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said a number of big issues were...

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Toccoa To Get Electric Car Charging Station

December 31, 2014

Downtown Toccoa plans to add a charging station for electric cars. The city’s Downtown Development Authority recently received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority through its “Charge Georgia” program to help pay for the cost of installing the electric car charging station. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the unit will cost...

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Classroom Supply Drive Underway

December 31, 2014

A drive underway now is looking to help get classrooms ready with the items they need when school opens back up in Stephens County next month. Family Connection of Stephens County and St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church are teaming up on a classroom supply drive. St. Matthias Rector The Very Rev. Mary Demmler said they...

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New Year’s Government Schedule Announced

December 31, 2014

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will be closed Thursday in observance of New Year’s Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Commercial...

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Law Enforcement Urge Safety While Driving This New Year’s Holiday

December 31, 2014

Local and state law enforcement officials are urging caution this New Year’s holiday. The Georgia Department of Public Safety says its New Year’s travel period begins at 6 p.m. tonight and ends at midnight on Sunday, January 4. That is a total of 102 hours. Last year during a 30-hour holiday period for New...

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Northern Circuit DA In Running for Judicial Seat

December 31, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White is among 10 people being considered to fill the vacancy left by retiring Northern Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Bailey. Bailey retires at the end of the month. Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission received applications through December 8th for the job. Officials...

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DNR Seeking Public Input On Upcoming Hunting Regulations

December 31, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is getting ready to seek public input on the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 hunting seasons. A number of public meetings will be held on the topic in January. These meetings, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural...

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NGTC Awards Employees for Service

December 31, 2014

North Georgia Technical College recognizes its employees for years of service. At a recent employee celebration, North Georgia Technical College proudly honored employees who have served the college for many years with the Faithful Service Award. The school said that the Faithful Service Award symbolizes the dedication and hard work that employees have performed...

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Three Arrested In Connection With Alleged Multi-County Drug Ring

December 30, 2014

White County authorities and agents with the North Georgia Regional Drug Enforcement Office say they have made additional arrests and dismantled a methamphetamine ring that was active in Stephens County and throughout the north Georgia region. Authorities say that earlier this month, they arrested 37-year-old Stacy Collins, 32-year-old Jeremy Prestwood, and 28-year-old Casey Gragg,...

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  • January 13, 2015CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) training class
  • January 13, 2015Free blue ribbons to display in support of local law enforcement
  • January 22, 2015Benefit Fundraiser; Ronald “Peck” Ivester
  • January 31, 2015Fishers of Men Revival Meeting
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