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Businesses Honored For Wellness Initiatives

March 12, 2013

Three local businesses receive recognition on a regional level for their efforts in health and wellness. District Two Public Health recognized the Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA, Osborne Wood Products, and First Franklin Financial Corporation Monday with awards for its “Celebrate Healthy North Georgia” initiative. Anderson Flen is District Two Public Health’s Health Promotion Coordinator. He...

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Ga. DOT Defers Award of Bid on Northern End of Hwy. 17 Project

March 12, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has deferred a bid award on the northern end of the Highway 17 widening project. According to the list of bid awards released Monday morning by the DOT, it has deferred a bid award on the northern end of the Highway 17 project, which would create a four-lane Highway...

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Anderson Man Indicted in Franklin Co. High-Speed Chase

March 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An Anderson, South Carolina man has been indicted on charges of felony aggravated assault on two Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies. According to the indictment, Louis Damien Carver, whose last known address was 2313 Standridge Road, Anderson, was speeding down Watson Road in Franklin County on August 17,...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

March 11, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to again consider the re-financing of the city’s loans with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority at a work session and regular meeting later today. The city commission will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m. today. Preceding that at 3:30 p.m., city commissioners will hold a work...

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BSA Holds American Values Dinner in Habersham

March 11, 2013
BSA Holds American Values Dinner in Habersham

The local Boy Scout Council honors three individuals, including a Toccoa doctor, at an annual event. Last Thursday, the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual American Values Dinner at the Swanson Center of Piedmont College. Northeast Georgia Council Director of Field Service Foy Todd said that the dinner...

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Lavonia Woman Indicted in Infant’s Death

March 11, 2013
Lavonia Woman Indicted in Infant’s Death

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman has been indicted on three counts of murder in the death of her infant son. Court documents released this week indicate that 21-year-old Cheyenne Nicole Burtch was indicted on two counts of felony murder and one count of malice murder in the death of two-month-old...

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More Information on Drug Bust Last Week

March 11, 2013

More information is available regarding a drug bust in Habersham County last week that led to the arrest of two men, including one from Toccoa. Last week, authorities served a search warrant in Clarkesville that led to the arrest of 33-year-old Mikal Andrus Russell of Toccoa and 38-year-old Ethridge Sovato Russell of Clarkesville. Stephens...

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New Historic Plaque Downtown

March 11, 2013
New Historic Plaque Downtown

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque in downtown. Last Thursday, the latest plaque was unveiled at what used to be the Nickelback Shoe Store on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa’s Kembra Landry said that the building was known as the Nickelback for more than 20 years. “It was first owned...

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Prescribed Burn Today in Stephens Co.

March 8, 2013

A prescribed fire is being conducted in Stephens County today, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission. The Forestry Commission says that the fire may present smoke to residents of Stephens, Franklin, Hall, and Habersham counties. Officials say the prescribed burn is being conducted by trained practitioners to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels and improve...

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Emergency Preparedness Drill Set For Monday

March 8, 2013

Officials with Stephens County Hospital are reporting that area law enforcement and first responders will be participating in an emergency preparedness drill Monday (March 11). Stephens County Hospital Nursing Director Faye Taylor said that several different agencies will participate in the drill Monday.

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