Stephens Co. Mobile Home Taxes Due Thursday

Thursday, May 1 is the deadline to pay mobile home taxes in Stephens County. That is according to Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks. She said that those tax bills went out weeks ago and for those who do not pay on or by Thursday, there will be an immediate financial penalty. “Unlike property tax, a 10 percent penalty is […]

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Franklin Co. Gets Money for Sewer Expansion

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local leaders in Franklin County say they hope the planned installation of a new sewer line along the I-85 corridor will be an answer to the county’s economic prayers. Recently, Franklin County and the City of Carnesville received a USDA loan and grant package in the amount of $2.7 million to help pay for […]

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Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

Power House for Kids is calling attention to the problem of child abuse this month. Earlier this month, the organization planted a pinwheel garden in front of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The organization said 264 pinwheels were planted to represent the 264 cases of child abuse in Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties. Power House for Kids […]

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Hartwell Cleanup Receives Award

Clean-up efforts at Lake Hartwell receive recognition. Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project was named by Rivers Alive as the 2013 Government Partner of the Year. The award recognizes the project’s efforts during the annual Hartwell Lake clean-up campaign. Rivers Alive is an outreach program led by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division […]

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City of Toccoa To Purchase Vehicles

The Toccoa City Commission met Monday night at Toccoa City Hall. One of the actions by the commission was the adoption of a resolution to use money from the fund balance to purchase utility vehicles. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse the city needs to replace two meter reading trucks in the water fund, two meter reading trucks in […]

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Amedisys Agrees to Settlement

Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates (Amedisys) have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program.That’s according to a press release issued by the Department of Justice. Amedisys is a Louisiana-based for-profit company and one of the nation’s largest providers […]

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Early Voting Starts Today for Primary

Early voting gets underway this morning for the general primary election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said those wishing to vote early can do so downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,” said Kelley. “All you need to do is bring a […]

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Political Forums Being Rebroadcast Later Today

Area voters can hear from the candidates themselves again tonight on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com. We will be re-broadcasting the candidate forums held earlier this month for Stephens County Commission, Stephens County Board of Education, 28th District State House, and 9th District U.S. House of Representatives. Our re-broadcast will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Stephens County Commission forum. […]

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Mobile Job Training Unit in Habersham Co. Today

A mobile job training unit will make its way to Habersham County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will be at the Habersham County-Clarkesville Library on East Green Street in Clarkesville today. The unit will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas said that the mobile unit can […]

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Two Found Guilty in Lavonia Credit Union Robbery

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Franklin County men charged in the 2011 armed robbery of the Lavonia Branch of North Georgia Credit Union, have been found guilty in U.S. District Court in Athens. Last Monday, a jury handed down guilty verdicts for 46-year old Orlando Brock of Lavonia and 43-year old Walter Butler, Jr. of Bowersville. Brock and […]

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