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Collins Hosting Veterans Benefits Fair Today in Gainesville

August 27, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is holding a veterans’ benefits fair today in northeast Georgia. The congressman and staff will be on hand, along with representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Atlanta VA Medical Center to answer questions relating to specific claims, vocational rehabilitation, and educational assistance programs. Collins said this...

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Municipal Qualifying Begins Today

August 26, 2013

Candidate qualifying for municipal elections begins today. That includes the city of Toccoa, where two seats will be on the November ballot. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m. today. Wheeler said those interested in running for a city commission seat should come to her office in order to put...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

August 26, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather today for a regularly scheduled business meeting. The meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes only two items. One is the monthly financial report. The other item involves an agreement the city entered into in 2010 with a development project called...

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Vendors Wanted For Harvest Festival

August 26, 2013

The 37th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival will be held November 2nd and 3rd in downtown Toccoa. Though the event is more than two months away Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says it is time for vendors to sign up now. “Usually we send out applications to everyone, but this year we sent...

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Corps Announcing Clean-Up Campaign

August 26, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office, in partnership with the Lake Hartwell Association, is announcing the Annual Hartwell Lake Clean-Up Campaign going on now through September 28, National Public Lands Day. The Corps is asking for volunteers from scout groups, civic clubs, and businesses needed to pick up litter and other...

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Owens Given Life Without Parole

August 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Marian Owens, the woman convicted of stabbing and beating an elderly Lavonia man to death in his home two years ago, will spend the rest of her life in prison with no hope of parole. The 40-year old Owens was sentenced by Franklin County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey...

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Hart Co. Issues Warning About Scam Targeting Elderly

August 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County authorities are warning of another round of prize scams aimed at the elderly. On Tuesday, a retired couple came to the Hart County Sheriff’s Office to report they received a check for $10,000 in the mail along with a letter saying they had won the money...

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Stephens County Schools providing Free Breakfast and Lunch

August 26, 2013

The Stephens County School System is starting this school year with the inclusion of free breakfast and lunch for all elementary and middle school students. The CEO program, provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, will allow all middle and elementary school students, breakfast and lunch, free of charge. The new program will...

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NGTC Celebrates Pinning of Practical Nursing Students

August 26, 2013

North Georgia Technical College recently celebrated the pinning of practical nursing and pharmacy tech students earlier this month at the Clarksville Campus. The newly renovated Clegg auditorium provided a fitting tone for the recognition of the achievements of the students. Of the individuals who received pins at the ceremony, multiple residents of Stephens County...

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NGTC Photography Instructor Recognized

August 26, 2013

North Georgia Technical College photography instructor Jeff Gulle is to have his work displayed in the General Collection and The Loan Collection of the Professional Photographers of America’s 2013 International Photographic competition in Phoenix Arizona. Gulle’s “The Rock” and “Watching and Waiting” will be on display alongside other top photographic works from the competition...

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