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One Intersection of Moore Circle Along Hwy. 17 Closing Today

July 7, 2014

A Stephens County intersection along the Highway 17 construction zone will close starting today as part of that Highway 17 widening project. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said the Oggs Branch end of Moore Circle will close at its intersection with Highway 17 today. “State Route 17, the new road, is going...

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GSP, DNR Reporting Weekend Activity

July 7, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol reports to this point that 11 people have died on Georgia highways over the July Fourth holiday period. The holiday period started at 6 p.m. Thursday and ended at midnight Sunday. None of the traffic fatalities are reported to have occurred in northeast Georgia. Meanwhile, the Georgia Department of Natural...

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G-DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance Schedule in Stephens, Surrounding Counties

July 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will do more routine maintenance along some state routes in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, a crew is scheduled to spray overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 365. The shoulder will be closed as that work occurs. Moving to Franklin County,...

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Toccoa Re-Evaluates Code Enforcement Procedures

July 7, 2014

The city of Toccoa is making changes in its code enforcement procedures. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the changes are in line with the city commission’s goals of community beautification and property maintenance. “We have been working with the commission to address that,” said Morse. “We are getting very aggressive in our property...

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Reminder

July 7, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick reminds those that have been summoned for the grand jury in Stephens County this coming week that they need to report as scheduled on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. to the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

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Decals Being Proposed For Some Mobile Homes in Franklin County

July 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia People living in certain types of mobile homes in Franklin County might soon have to buy decals to display to prove that they have paid their taxes. At a work session last month, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners heard from the county’s Tax Commissioner, Bobby Martin, who...

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Hudgens Offers Outdoor Fire Safety Tips for Grilling, Camping

July 7, 2014

With summer in full swing, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering some fire safety tips to keep in mind when grilling and camping. When grilling, Hudgens urges people to keep flammable materials such as leaves and other debris away from the grill, while also keeping the grill a safe distance...

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Toccoa Reports Sanitary Sewer Spill

July 4, 2014

The city of Toccoa has started the required testing after a sanitary sewer spill overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Toccoa’s Water/Wastewater Department said the overflow apparently started at about 9 p.m. Wednesday at a manhole in a remote location between Poplar Street and Valley Drive. City personnel reported getting a phone call at about that...

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One Killed on Ga. Highways This Holiday So Far

July 4, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that one person has died so far on the state’s highways during this Fourth of July holiday weekend. State law enforcement officials report that the fatality occurred in Warner Robins. The Fourth of July holiday period began at 6 p.m. Thursday and continues through midnight Sunday....

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Schaefer Center Hosting One Woman Play Tuesday

July 4, 2014

A performer is bringing her one-woman play to Toccoa next week. Judith Gantly will perform “Waltzing the Reaper” on Tuesday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. The play was written by Paullette MacDougal and deals with end-of-life issues. Gantly said the play takes a moving, yet sometimes humorous look at the journey of...

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