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Registration Underway for Leap for Literacy

February 2, 2015

An annual winter time fund raising tradition returns to Stephens County later this month. The 9th annual Leap for Literacy will take place on Saturday, February 28 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. During the “Leap for Literacy,” participants brave the cold waters of Lake Louise and jump in to raise funds...

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NGTC Announces GOAL, Scholarship Winners

February 2, 2015

A Jefferson resident is North Georgia Technical College’s GOAL award winner for 2015. Recently, the school announced that Georgia Zumwalt of Jefferson received the honor. GOAL, or Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership, is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical...

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Franklin Co. Sells Road to IBA

February 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners have voted to sell a county road to help pay for the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center bond debt. At a recent meeting, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to sell Clear Creek Parkway around Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to the Franklin County...

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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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