UGA Student Makes Presentation to Toccoa Officials

A University of Georgia student suggests landscape and other aesthetic improvements to Toccoa. Thursday, Toccoa business and government leaders heard from UGA landscape architecture student Megan Hull. Hull worked on projects for the city through UGA’s Downtown Renaissance Fellowship. Through the fellowship, Hull worked with the city on landscape designs and signage for a number of city properties. She said […]

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Ga. DOT Announces NE Ga. Road Improvement Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing a construction project it says will improve the safety on some of Northeast Georgia’s curviest highways. The DOT said it awarded a project this week to Triangle Grading and Paving Inc. of Burlington, North Carolina for more than $3.15 million. Work will include adding reflective raised pavement markers, reflective striping and additional signage. […]

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Hunting Seasons And Regulations Guide Available in Ga.

Beginning this month, the 2015-2016 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print. That is according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The DNR said that this guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and much more. Some of the major […]

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Franklin Co. BOC Tables Voting Districts For Now

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There will be no question on the November ballot regarding whether Franklin County should change how it elects its county commissioners. At a recent work session, Franklin County Commissioners heard from local resident Paul Withers. He wants to change the voting process from a countywide election to a district-only election. Withers said he believes […]

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Report States Teen Charged in Clarkesville Attempted Armed Robbery

A teen is charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Habersham County, according to a report on accessnorthga.com. The attempted armed robbery happened at about 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Clarkesville Post Office. Accessnorthga.com reported that 17-year-old Samuel Wright of the Atlanta area turned himself in at the Habersham County Detention Center Wednesday night. According to the report, […]

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Stephens BOE FY 14 Audit Delayed by State

The Stephens County school system will have to wait longer for its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the state Department of Audits told him that the school system would not receive its audit for a few more months. “The FY 14 audit, because the Audit Department is into the college part of their […]

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SCSO Arrests Man Sought on Burglary Charges

A man wanted in connection with local burglaries in Stephens County is now in custody. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says that authorities took Douglas Mark Dodd of Rock Road in Mt. Airy into custody on August 3 without incident. No details of the arrest have been released at this time. The 48-year-old Dodd has been charged with burglary in […]

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Lavonia Officially Hires New City Manager

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia officially has its new City Manager. At its regular meeting Monday, the Lavonia City Council voted unanimously to hire Charles Cawthon as the new City Manager to replace current manager Gary Fesperman. Fesperman is retiring at the end of the year. Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens said that the city had […]

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for most needed blood types as it says it faces a looming shortage. According to a Red Cross press release this week, the agency needs eligible donors with O negative, B negative, and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Type O negative is the universal blood […]

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