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State Calling Attention To Tobacco Quit Help Line

June 6, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health wants to get the word out about the dangers of smoking, especially for pregnant women, and provide help for those looking to quit smoking. Health officials said that more than 670,000 women in Georgia use tobacco products and about 12 percent of those are pregnant women. Georgia Department...

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“Milestone Week” for New Toccoa Pool

June 5, 2014

Progress is moving forward on the construction of the new Doyle Street Swimming Pool in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse spoke with AM 630 WNEG on the status of the project Wednesday. He said there are a lot of workers on site working on both the pool and the new bath house...

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Boil Water Advisory To Affect Part of Toccoa Next Week

June 5, 2014

Toccoa officials are letting some area residents know about a boil water advisory that will be in effect for part of the city next week. The city of Toccoa Utilities Department says that a boil water advisory will take effect at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 12 for the area located between the intersections...

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Toccoa Water Quality Report Available

June 5, 2014

Toccoa is releasing its annual water quality report for calendar year 2013. The Utilities Department says the report contains information about the source and quality of the drinking water produced by the city of Toccoa. Paper copies of the report are available at Toccoa City Hall in either the Customer Service Lobby or in...

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Sentencing Today for Martin Man Convicted of Threatening Franklin Co. Deputies

June 5, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Sentencing is set for this morning in the case of a Martin man who threatened to shoot Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Last month, it took a Franklin County jury just 30 minutes find Donald Jaynes guilty on multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, along...

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Franklin Co. Web Site Down, To Be Redesigned

June 5, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia For many citizens, a county’s website is an easy way to find out information about the county government. However, that is not an option for citizens in Franklin County right now. Franklin County is the only county government in Northeast Georgia with no current, working Web site. Currently...

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NGTC Recognizes Local Industry

June 5, 2014

A local industry receives recognition. North Georgia Technical College announced earlier this week that Trachte Southeast, LLC was recognized as a Manufacturer of the Year nominee in conjunction with the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 17. North Georgia Tech President Dr. Gail Thaxton and Vice President for Economic Development Dr. Mark Ivester both presented...

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SCSO Arrests Man for Attempted Extortion

June 4, 2014

A Clayton man faces charges in Stephens County after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52-year-old Robert Pietrowicz recently and charged him with three counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started with a phone call from an industry...

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GBI To Investigate “No-Knock” Warrant in Habersham That Injured Child

June 4, 2014

The GBI will investigate the incident in Habersham County where authorities threw a “flashbang” grenade into a residence while serving a search warrant, injuring a 19-month-old child in the process. In a press release, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said agents from its Cleveland office met Tuesday afternoon with Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney...

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Downtown Clarkesville Fire Investigation Continues

June 4, 2014

Investigators with the State Safety Fire Office are still looking into the March fire that damaged several businesses on the square in downtown Clarkesville. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen said that the investigation may be coming to a close soon. “Hopefully, we can have a final determination on the...

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