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Hummingbird A Go; German Company Locating in Toccoa

June 10, 2015

Project Hummingbird takes flight. Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal’s office announced that NIFCO KTW, a German-based automotive supplier of high-quality injection molded components, will locate its U.S. operations in Stephens County. This is the “Project Hummingbird” officials spoke of weeks ago, approving a project agreement with the company. The company will locate a 130,000 square...

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Stephens Co. Holds First Public Hearing On FY 16 Budget

June 10, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners move one step closer to adopting the county’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The county commission held a first public hearing on the proposed budget Tuesday. Nobody from the public spoke during the hearing on the budget, but Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers did give a summary of the proposed budget. Ayers...

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Shelter Director Offers Summer Pet Safety Tips

June 10, 2015

With temperatures rising outside and the summer months upon us, beating the heat is the focus of many. The same goes true for animals. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said there are some things people should keep in mind when it comes to caring for their pets during the warm weather. Roberts...

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Lavonia Manager Search Ongoing

June 10, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search for a new city manager for the city of Lavonia is moving forward. Current Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman is retiring at the end of the year. Last week, he gave the Lavonia City Council and Mayor Ralph Owens an update on the search. Fesperman said...

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Stephens Co. Holding First FY16 Budget Hearing This Morning

June 9, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will hold the first public hearing on the county’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget at their meeting this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The first item on the commission agenda is that budget public...

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Toccoa Rejects Golf Course Equipment Bids; Signs Inmate Crew Agreement

June 9, 2015

The city of Toccoa will head back to the drawing board when it comes to the purchase of some equipment for the golf course. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to reject all bids received for the purchase of some pieces of golf course equipment. Last month, the city received two bids for equipment like...

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Ty Cobb Hospital Now Officially St. Mary’s Sacred Heart

June 9, 2015

It is official. After months of negotiations and state review, St. Mary’s Health Care System of Athens has confirmed that it has acquired Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia retroactive to and effective on June 1. St. Mary’s confirmed that everything officially went through late Friday. With the sale now official, Ty Cobb...

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Royston Hosting USDA Seminar

June 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston will be hosting the Northeast Georgia Economic Development Symposium next month. According to Royston Main Street Executive Director Candy Rhoades, this is the first such symposium of its kind in Northeast Georgia and will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to...

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Public Comment Needed to Help Shape Revised Wildlife Plan

June 9, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comments on a draft version of the revised State Wildlife Action Plan. Often called SWAP, this plan outlines the steps that the DNR and partner organizations follow to conserve native wildlife and habitats before they become rarer and more costly to protect. The SWAP is...

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D-Day Commemoration Held Saturday in Stephens Co.

June 8, 2015
D-Day Commemoration Held Saturday in Stephens Co.

Stephens County marks D-Day. On Saturday, the Camp Toccoa at Currahee Project held its fourth annual D-Day run at Currahee Mountain. Runners and walkers got up early in the morning to travel the “three miles up and three miles down” Currahee Mountain, following in the footsteps of the paratroopers who ran that mountain as...

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