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Recent Rains, But Drought Remains

December 28, 2012

Recent rains appear to be helping a little to ease drought conditions in northeast Georgia. The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that severe drought conditions have retreated slightly from last week. Areas of Habersham County and far northern Stephens County that were in severe drought last week are now considered to...

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Broun Calls For Spending Cuts To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

December 28, 2012

With legislators in Washington, D.C. still negotiating to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” local Congressman Paul Broun calls on Washington to cut spending, rather than raise taxes. The Athens Republican said that if Washington does not stop spending, then the country will have a real fiscal cliff. “We’re discussing taxes on those making above...

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Suspect Still At Large After Chase in Hart Co.

December 28, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for an Anderson, South Carolina man involved in a high-speed chase that wrecked the Hart County Sheriff’s cruiser. It happened at about 7 p.m. on Christmas Day. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said his dispatcher received a call about an erratic...

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Lavonia Train Depot Open House Saturday

December 28, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Restoration work is finally complete on the historic Lavonia train depot and a special open house is schedule for tomorrow. Sponsored by the Lavonia Downtown Development Authority and the Lavonia Women’s Club, DDA Director Marie Morse says the open house will give visitors a look back into the...

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Ga. Offering First Day Hikes At State Parks

December 28, 2012

Georgia State Parks are joining with state parks across America to invite families to start the New Year with a “First Day Hike” and a commitment to healthy living. Officials said that throughout the state, several parks have planned guided hikes. Last year, more than 600 Georgians kicked off 2012 on these guided hikes,...

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Jarrell Urges New Year’s Traffic Safety

December 27, 2012

Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell said he hopes a decline in accidents in the month of November in the city will continue in the months ahead. In November 2012, there were 20 accidents on city streets, compared to 37 in November 2011. Jarrell said that the police department is also hopeful that...

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Alcohol May Have Been Factor in Fatal Habersham Crash

December 27, 2012

A fatal accident in the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol over the Christmas holiday weekend remains under investigation. The accident occurred Friday night in Habersham County. According to GSP Spokesman Gordy Wright, the one-car accident occurred at 6:40 p.m. on New Liberty Road, about five miles north of Clarkesville. Wright said that...

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City To Continue Looking At Water Rates for County Residents

December 27, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to continue to discuss a potential increase in water rates for customers who live outside the city limits in Stephens County next calendar year. The topic came up again at a work session earlier this month. During the city’s budget talks back in the spring, the point was raised...

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Toccoa Will Not Change ABC Ordinance Regarding Sales Following Request

December 27, 2012

In response to a request from a prospective business owner, the city of Toccoa will not change its alcohol beverage control ordinances to allow for the sale of distilled spirits close to churches. In November, Tony Martin’s request for an ABC license for the site known as the Chef’s Table Bar and Grill on...

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Bond Denied for S.C. Murder Suspect Arrested in Toccoa

December 27, 2012

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A judge has denied bond for a man charged in connection with the alleged murder of a Clemson student who was arrested last week in Toccoa. 18-year-old Lester Devaria Mosley, Jr. of Central, South Carolina was arrested last Friday, December 21, in Stephens County. Mosley, Jr. is charged...

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