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Toccoa Sees Another Wet Weekend; 3+ Inches of Rain

December 23, 2013

The wet weather is expected to continue for a time today before moving out in time for the Christmas holiday. Downtown Toccoa received about 3.50 inches of rain Saturday, Sunday, and this morning. That rainfall moves downtown Toccoa over the 80-inch plateau for rainfall in 2013. As of this morning, downtown Toccoa is nearing...

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Franklin Resident Wins AVMA Award

December 23, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County FFA member is the recipient of a $500 American Veterinary Medical Association veterinary science award.  Sara Rebecca Duncan of Franklin County  was named a finalist for the National FFA Organization’s proficiency award in Veterinary Science in the area of Entrepreneurship/Placement.  She was one of only...

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Toccoa Planning Commission Sticks by Abandonment Recommendation

December 20, 2013

The Toccoa Planning Commission stands by its initial recommendation to abandon a city side street and part of an adjacent alley. Thursday, the Planning Commission met and chose not to change its recommendation to the city commission that the city abandon Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley as requested by the Toccoa...

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SCHS Selling “Bracelets of Hope”

December 20, 2013

Students at Stephens County High School are coming together to help one of their own. Last month, a 9th grader, Caitlin, was diagnosed with a sizable tumor in her brain that required immediate surgery. The surgery has taken place and doctors were able to remove 95 percent of what was determined to be a...

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DOT Ready for Busy Christmas Travel Holiday

December 20, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy couple of weeks on the state’s highways. With Christmas falling on a Wednesday, the DOT says it is anticipating more travelers than usual during the holiday week. To try to help accommodate the expected extra traffic, Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the Department of...

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Square One Fitness Opens at Old Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA

December 20, 2013
Square One Fitness Opens at Old Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA

Local individuals re-open the old YMCA as a new, privately-owned fitness center. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for Square One Fitness. Square One Fitness is located in the old YMCA facility after purchasing much of the organization’s equipment and opening as a new business. Co-Owner Steve Burtt...

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Hart Co. Investigating ATV Thefts

December 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of ATV thefts in recent weeks. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the thefts have been going on for the past couple of weeks and investigators need the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible. “Yes we...

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Draft Stephens Co. Land Use Plan Ready to Go

December 19, 2013

The Stephens County Land Use Regulations Committee completes its work. Committee Spokesperson Cynthia Brown said the committee has settled on a draft land use plan that will be given to the county commission for its consideration. Brown said that the committee is excited to complete the mission it was given. “The regulations are simple,”...

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Multiple Wilbros Concerns Expressed to Toccoa Commission

December 19, 2013

Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County President Bryan Dooley addresses Toccoa Commissioners on Wilbros. Dooley spoke before Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday to address a number of concerns about the Wilbros odor issue. The Concerned Citizens’ group, along with the Stephens County Commission, Toccoa City Commission, and the Stephens County School System are currently in...

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Toccoa Moving Forward to Design New City Pool

December 19, 2013

Toccoa is getting ready to start designing its new city pool. City commissioners discussed the status of the pool project during a work session on Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city is prepared to move ahead and use the services of two men,  Tim White of Carnesville and Craig Bleakley...

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