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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Boys and Girls Club To Host Regional Event in Summer

March 18, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club is planning to host clubs from all over north Georgia as part of an event later this summer. Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club Director Cindy Arnold said that the national Boys’ and Girls’ Club organization has partnered with WellCare on a healthy lifestyles initiative. According to...

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Lavonia Looking at Lawn Debris Ordinance

March 18, 2013

The City of Lavonia is amending its nuisance ordinance to change what kind of debris the city will and will not pick up. At its regular meeting earlier this month, the Lavonia City Council heard the first reading of the ordinance, which will become law after the second reading. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets For Work Session, Board Training

March 18, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a payment for legal costs associated with the Wilbros civil litigation. The board voted Thursday during a work session to pay $4,600 to Stack and Associates for costs associated with the suit. Following that vote Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education moved into a board training...

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Debbie’s Hair Works Holds Ribbon Cutting

March 18, 2013

A local hair salon celebrates an expansion. Debbie’s Hair Works held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting on Friday for its new expansion. Owner Debbie Addison said that she has been at her current location on Rose Lane since 2007 and the expansion was done just a couple of months ago. She said...

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DOT Announces Road Work Schedule

March 18, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing its road work schedule for this week. According to the DOT, a crew in Stephens County will repair and restore ditches and shoulders along both State Route 145 and State Route 17 Alternate. Meanwhile, a crew in Habersham County will add rubberized asphalt to U.S. Highway 441....

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NGTC Names New VP of Administrative Services

March 18, 2013
NGTC Names New VP of Administrative Services

North Georgia Technical College names a new Vice President for Administrative Services. The school announced last week that Carol Carson of Clarkesville has taken over that position. School officials said that Carson has worked at the college for 13 years and brings a wealth of experience with budget planning and reporting, asset inventories, purchasing,...

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Emergency Drill Held Monday in Stephens Co.

March 15, 2013

First responders will take time next week to review the results of an emergency drill held earlier this week in Stephens County. The drill took place Monday evening. Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said that this time, the drill simulated a weather-related emergency. “Monday night, we had a scenario which involved...

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Toccoa Commission Approves Wine Tasting Ordinance

March 15, 2013

The city of Toccoa is implementing a new wine tasting ordinance. Toccoa City Commissioners approved the ordinance unanimously at its first reading Monday and also voted unanimously to waive the second reading. By doing that, the ordinance takes effect immediately. Toccoa City Attorney John Dickerson said the ordinance has to do with establishing rules...

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Franklin Co. Moving Ahead on Water Line Expansions

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is moving ahead with its next phase of water line expansions. At the regular monthly meeting of the Franklin County Commission last week, Franklin County Manager Billy Morse gave commissioners the list of roads where the new water lines will be laid. “The project will include...

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Changes Coming in Franklin County School System

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Changes are on the way in the Franklin County school system. One change taking place next year is a consolidation of two of the county’s four elementary schools. Rather than close Carnesville Elementary, as had been discussed earlier, the Franklin County Board of Education has voted to consolidate...

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