Hartwell Lake Campgrounds Opening April 1

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing that three Lake Hartwell campgrounds will open on April 1. They are Watsadler Campground in Hart County, Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina, and Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina. The Corps said both Watsadler Campground and Twin Lakes Campground will have all sites open through […]

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Ga. Supreme Court Upholds Stephens Co. Nuisance Ordinance

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously votes to uphold Stephens County’s nuisance ordinance after it was challenged more than a year ago by the Wilbros facility. In a ruling issued last month, the state’s highest court unanimously voted to deny Wilbros’ challenge of the county’s nuisance ordinance. In November 2012, attorneys for Wilbros appealed one of the nuisance ordinance citations issued […]

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Health Dept. Adding New 7th Grade Vaccination Requirement

The Georgia Department of Public Health is announcing new immunization requirements for Georgia students that are entering the 7th grade. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that the new requirements will apply to students entering 7th grade beginning next school year. “Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, 7th graders will be required to have the Tdap, which is […]

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Park St. Bridge on Today’s Toccoa Commission Agenda

The Park Street Bridge tops the agenda for Toccoa City Commissioners at their meeting later today. City commissioners are scheduled to meet starting at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes a scheduled public hearing on the Park Street Bridge. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the city to close the Park Street Bridge […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves Employee Health Insurance Plan

Stephens County Hospital renews its employee benefit package for the year ahead. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority approved the health insurance and other benefit plans for the hospital’s employees for the next 12 months. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said he is pleased with what the hospital was able to work out for employees. “There are actually no […]

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Innovative Thread Designs

The community celebrates a business moving into a storefront in Stephens County. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Innovative Thread Designs to celebrate its new location on Design Point. Kevin and Jennifer Hicks own Innovative Thread Designs. Kevin Hicks said they do custom embroidery on all kinds of items. “Anything people want to bring […]

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Royston City Manager Resigns

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston is losing its City Manager. City Manager Greg Scott submitted his resignation last week after seven years on the job. Scott said he is returning to the military where he will serve at an air base in Tampa, Florida. “I was offered a position with the 290th JCSS in Florida […]

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Ga. Insurance Commissioner Marks Flood Safety Awareness Week

National Flood Safety Awareness Week is this week and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to use the opportunity to remind Georgians that a flood policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners’ coverage. Flood coverage is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program. Hudgens said people can buy NFIP flood insurance directly from a property and casualty […]

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