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Work Continues On I-85 in Banks Co.

July 10, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation said work will continue on a stretch of Interstate 85 north of the Banks Crossing area through July. Crews are working weeknights between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. as weather permits to replace aging sections of concrete on a section of I-85 north beginning north of the Banks Crossing...

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Toccoa Approves Yard Sale Ordinance After Changes

July 9, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners enact a yard sale ordinance, but not before making some changes to the initial proposal. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a yard sale ordinance. However, it is not the same ordinance that commissioners first looked at last month. The ordinance approved Monday still limits yard sales to property where there...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

July 9, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting and work session this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. The business meeting to vote on agenda items will...

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Boys and Girls Club To Start Community Garden in Toccoa

July 9, 2013
Boys and Girls Club To Start Community Garden in Toccoa

The Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club will use grant money to help start a community garden in Toccoa. WellCare Health Plans has provided the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Toccoa-Stephens County with a grant to provide seed money to start the garden. Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club Director Cindy Arnold said that...

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Some Franklin Co. Municipal Leaders Voicing Concerns Over Voting Precinct Consolidation

July 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some municipal leaders in Franklin County are voicing objections to the Franklin County Board of Elections’ decision to consolidate voting precincts. Last week, Royston Mayor David Jordan said he had asked the city attorney to research whether the Franklin County Board of Elections can legally consolidate precincts without...

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Toccoa Man Wins Lottery

July 9, 2013
Toccoa Man Wins Lottery

Officials with the Georgia Lottery say a Toccoa man is a millionaire after winning an instant game recently. According to a press release, 24-year-old Brandon Leverette won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game, “Georgia Lottery Premium.” Lottery officials said Leverette purchased the winning ticket at a Circle M Food Shop in...

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Toccoa City Commission To Re-visit Yard Sale Ordinance Today

July 8, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to re-visit a proposed yard sale ordinance at their meeting today. City commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Commissioners first brought forth the proposed yard sale ordinance last month. The proposed ordinance would limit a city resident to four yard sales in a calendar...

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New Voter Precinct Cards Going Out in Stephens Co.

July 8, 2013

The Stephens County Registrar’s Office is continuing to take steps to prepare for the switch to a single voting precinct on Election Day this year in Stephens County. Starting with this November’s planned SPLOST election, all Stephens County voters casting ballots in countywide elections on Election Day will vote at the Stephens County Senior...

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Safety Checks at Hartwell Dam, Others This Week

July 8, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will test spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River this week, including Hartwell Dam. The tests at Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond Dams will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Specialist Tracy Robillard said that the Corps is conducting necessary...

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Ten Killed on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

July 8, 2013

Final numbers from state officials show that 10 people lost their lives on Georgia highways over the Fourth of July holiday travel period. The 102-hour July Fourth holiday period began Wednesday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Sunday. Last year, in just a 30-hour holiday period, there were two fatalities on Georgia highways...

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