Franklin Co. Holds Year End Work Session

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are heading into the new year with a better idea of where they are on some major projects. The board held a year-end work session last month at the Rocky Ford Recreation Center. Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said a number of big issues were covered and he called the afternoon […]

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Toccoa To Get Electric Car Charging Station

Downtown Toccoa plans to add a charging station for electric cars. The city’s Downtown Development Authority recently received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority through its “Charge Georgia” program to help pay for the cost of installing the electric car charging station. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the unit will cost a total of about $10,000 to […]

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Classroom Supply Drive Underway

A drive underway now is looking to help get classrooms ready with the items they need when school opens back up in Stephens County next month. Family Connection of Stephens County and St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church are teaming up on a classroom supply drive. St. Matthias Rector The Very Rev. Mary Demmler said they have seen that there is a […]

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New Year’s Government Schedule Announced

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will be closed Thursday in observance of New Year’s Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Commercial garbage will be picked up as […]

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Northern Circuit DA In Running for Judicial Seat

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White is among 10 people being considered to fill the vacancy left by retiring Northern Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Bailey. Bailey retires at the end of the month. Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission received applications through December 8th for the job. Officials said the JNC hopes to begin […]

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NGTC Awards Employees for Service

North Georgia Technical College recognizes its employees for years of service. At a recent employee celebration, North Georgia Technical College proudly honored employees who have served the college for many years with the Faithful Service Award. The school said that the Faithful Service Award symbolizes the dedication and hard work that employees have performed for the institution. Food Services Manager […]

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Three Arrested In Connection With Alleged Multi-County Drug Ring

White County authorities and agents with the North Georgia Regional Drug Enforcement Office say they have made additional arrests and dismantled a methamphetamine ring that was active in Stephens County and throughout the north Georgia region. Authorities say that earlier this month, they arrested 37-year-old Stacy Collins, 32-year-old Jeremy Prestwood, and 28-year-old Casey Gragg, all of Cleveland, Georgia. These three […]

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Ga. DOT Ready for New Year’s

The Georgia Department of Transportation is trying to help make sure drivers this New Year’s holiday get started on a safe foot. Georgia DOT officials said the agency is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday and continuing through 5 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015 for the New Year’s holiday. DOT Spokesperson […]

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