Government Holiday Schedules Announced

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Christmas holiday. Stephens County Government offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in observance of the Christmas holiday. Meanwhile, Toccoa City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. City Hall in Toccoa will be open on Wednesday, Christmas Eve, for the entire day. In the […]

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Flu Season Picking Up

Georgia is in the middle of a widespread flu season and it is no different in this part of the state. That’s according to Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell. WNEG spoke with Gambrell last week about the current flu season. He said that Stephens County Hospital has seen more flu in the past few weeks than it had before. […]

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Area F.O.P. Hosts “Cops and Kids” Program

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some local children will have a happier Christmas this year, thanks to help from the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. Earlier this month, officers with Chapter 105 of the Northeast Georgia Fraternal Order of Police took 22 children from nine families shopping for gifts at the Toccoa Wal-mart as part of […]

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Ga. DOT Getting Ready for Christmas Traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting the state’s roads ready for what is expected to be a busy couple of weeks starting with Christmas this week. From 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Sunday, the Georgia DOT says it will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes throughout Georgia. That also applies to state routes near […]

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IRS Offers Tax Tips on Giving to Charity

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The 2014 tax year is almost over and that means tax filing season is just around the corner. With that in mind, Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green is offering some year-end tax tips for people to consider, especially when it comes to holiday charitable giving. “This is the season of giving and the […]

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Clarkesville Resident Appointed to State Board

A Clarkesville resident will serve on the state Real Estate Appraisers Board. Governor Nathan Deal recently announced that Jeanmarie Holmes of Clarkesville was appointed to that board. Holmes is the co-owner of Land and More, Inc. a real estate and appraisal firm. She also currently serves as a board member of the Soque River Watershed Association in Habersham County. Holmes […]

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Stephens Co. Gets CCRPI Scores

The Stephens County school system receives its CCRPI scores for 2014. State education officials recently released the numbers and local school officials reviewed the numbers with the Board of Education Tuesday. CCRPI stands for College and Career Ready Performance Index. It is Georgia’s statewide accountability system that was implemented in 2012 to replace the No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly […]

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