National Forests Ready for Fall Color

The U.S. Forest Service says it is ready for Fall color season. According to the Forest Service, a drier summer could mean that much of the Appalachian Mountains may have potentially spectacular Fall color. Forest Service officials said drier soils will likely result in more intense red Fall color and cool morning temperatures this month, along with clear, dry, and […]

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Banquet Honors Local Residents

Stephens County honors local leaders and legacies. Thursday night, this year’s Leadership Toccoa-Stephens County class honored five individuals at the 1st “Leaders and Legacies” banquet at the Georgia Baptist Convention Center in Toccoa. The goal of the banquet was to honor five people who grew up in Stephens County and have returned to stayed in Stephens County and made positive […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet today for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. There are two items on the agenda for today’s city commission meeting. First, city commissioners will consider a series of Fiscal Year 2015 budget amendments. Second, the city commission will receive a report from the Chairman […]

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Wilkinson Hosting Habersham County Round Tables

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will host a series of round table meetings with elected officials in Habersham County next month. Meetings will take place on Tuesday, October 6th with officials from Habersham County, as well as with officials from the cities of Cornelia and Demorest. The public is welcome to attend and listen to the round table meetings. […]

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March of Dimes set for Saturday

The annual March of Dimes is this Saturday in Toccoa. Something new this year is a 5k run/walk starting at Boyd Field. March of Dimes Co-Coordinator Leon Womack explains “registration starts at 9 just like the sign up for the March for Babies”; says Womack “The race starts at 10. The route will be past the Baptist Church on to […]

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BBB Says Look Now for Holiday Jobs

The holidays are approaching, and though a couple of months away Fred Elsberry with the Better Business Bureau says that it is now that you should seek part-time employment. “Once retailers decide what their needs are they get in a hiring mode and it will be hard to get in front of store managers” says Elsberry; “Get your application in. […]

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Corps Recognizing National Public Lands Day Saturday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District will waive all day use fees for visitors during Fee-Free Day this Saturday, September 26, which held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day. Also, the Corps says National Public Lands Day volunteers are additionally eligible to receive a fee-free coupon valid for one year from the issue date. Corps officials say Fee-Free Day covers […]

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Wilkinson Receives Legislator of the Year Award

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson is the recipient of an award from the Association of County Commissions in Georgia. At the regular Franklin County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday evening, Shaun Adams, Associate Legislative Director for ACCG presented their 2015 Legislator of the Year award to Wilkinson. Adams said the award was for […]

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Investigation Into Possible Northern Circuit DA Candidate

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A possible candidate for the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s race is now under investigation by the State. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that Banks County Assistant District Attorney Sam Skelton may have removed items from the Banks County Sheriff’s Office evidence room. According to a report on Mainstreet.com, Piedmont […]

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