Lavonia Housing Authority Wins Award

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Housing Authority is the recipient of the 2015 Best Practices Award from the Housing Association Insurance Group. H-A-I presented the award for the Housing Authority’s institution of its “Fire and Ice” Program. Lavonia Housing Authority Director Ricky Whitworth said after hearing about previous winners and their programs, he decided to submit their […]

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Banks Co. Site of Sunday Manhunt

There is no word on the status of a manhunt Sunday in Banks County. On Sunday, the Banks County Sheriff’s Office said it was searching for a white male wearing an orange and/or pink hoodie with blue jeans in the area of Hembree Road, Rattletrap Road and McDonald Circle. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that after assisting Maysville […]

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Settlement Ends Wilbros Civil Suit

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Stephens County officials are responding to the end of the Wilbros’ civil suit. Judge Robert Adamson signed a Final Consent Order for the case on December 17 and the Clerk of Court’s office received it on Monday. This ruling by Judge Adamson and agreed to by both parties ends the civil suit filed by Stephens County Commissioners, Toccoa City Commissioners, […]

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Carter Looks Back at 2015

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Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter says the city accomplished a lot in 2015. Carter, whose term as mayor comes to a close on December 31, recapped some of the city’s accomplishments over the last year at Monday’s final Toccoa City Commission meeting of 2015. He said one of the biggest accomplishments for the city this past year was re-opening the city’s […]

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Airport Authority Makes Proposal to Foothills Aviation

The Stephens County Airport Authority is still working to settle a dispute with one of its tenants. Foothills Aviation filed an informal Part 13 complaint earlier this year against the airport with the Federal Aviation Administration. That complaint accuses the airport of unjustly discriminating against Foothills Aviation in regards to the Airport Authority not allowing Foothills to continue leasing hangar […]

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GBI Investigating Cornelia Bank Robbery

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person who robbed a bank in Cornelia Tuesday. According to the GBI, a bank robbery occurred at the Traditions Bank in Cornelia at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the robber reportedly entered the bank wearing a Spiderman mask and holding a device, threatening he had a […]

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City, County Announce Government Schedule

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The city of Toccoa and Stephens County have their Christmas holiday schedules in place. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 for Christmas. Also in Stephens County, convenience sites will be closed on Friday, December 25 and will re-open on Saturday, December 26 on their normal hours. […]

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NORAD Ready to Track Santa

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, is getting ready for Santa to arrive Thursday night. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, people can go to www.noradsanta.org and watch Santa make preparations for his flight and NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations. Then starting at 6 a.m., trackers can […]

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Hellenga Selected as Toccoa Mayor

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Toccoa Vice-Mayor Evan Hellenga will slide over into the mayor’s chair in 2016. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously for Hellenga to take over as Mayor for the next 12 months starting on January 1. Toccoa’s commissioners traditionally rotate the mayor’s seat among themselves on a yearly basis. Hellenga replaces Terry Carter, who served as Mayor in 2015. He said […]

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