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Some Franklin Co. Municipal Leaders Voicing Concerns Over Voting Precinct Consolidation

July 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some municipal leaders in Franklin County are voicing objections to the Franklin County Board of Elections’ decision to consolidate voting precincts. Last week, Royston Mayor David Jordan said he had asked the city attorney to research whether the Franklin County Board of Elections can legally consolidate precincts without...

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Toccoa Man Wins Lottery

July 9, 2013
Toccoa Man Wins Lottery

Officials with the Georgia Lottery say a Toccoa man is a millionaire after winning an instant game recently. According to a press release, 24-year-old Brandon Leverette won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game, “Georgia Lottery Premium.” Lottery officials said Leverette purchased the winning ticket at a Circle M Food Shop in...

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Toccoa City Commission To Re-visit Yard Sale Ordinance Today

July 8, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to re-visit a proposed yard sale ordinance at their meeting today. City commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Commissioners first brought forth the proposed yard sale ordinance last month. The proposed ordinance would limit a city resident to four yard sales in a calendar...

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New Voter Precinct Cards Going Out in Stephens Co.

July 8, 2013

The Stephens County Registrar’s Office is continuing to take steps to prepare for the switch to a single voting precinct on Election Day this year in Stephens County. Starting with this November’s planned SPLOST election, all Stephens County voters casting ballots in countywide elections on Election Day will vote at the Stephens County Senior...

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Safety Checks at Hartwell Dam, Others This Week

July 8, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will test spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River this week, including Hartwell Dam. The tests at Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond Dams will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Specialist Tracy Robillard said that the Corps is conducting necessary...

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Ten Killed on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

July 8, 2013

Final numbers from state officials show that 10 people lost their lives on Georgia highways over the Fourth of July holiday travel period. The 102-hour July Fourth holiday period began Wednesday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Sunday. Last year, in just a 30-hour holiday period, there were two fatalities on Georgia highways...

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BOE Hires New Director of Teaching and Learning

July 5, 2013

The Stephens County School System hires a new Director of Teaching and Learning. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved the hire of Dr. Phyllis Carson to that position. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that Dr. Carson’s position includes many different responsibilities. “Dr. Carson will be working with our teachers,” said Whiten. “She...

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Ida Cox Music Series Continues Saturday in Toccoa

July 5, 2013

Toccoa’s Ida Cox Music Series moves into its second month this weekend. The outdoor concert series kicked off at the beginning of June. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the first month of concerts went very well. “We have not had rain any of the nights,” said Crosby. “The nights have...

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July 4th Holiday Weekend Continues

July 5, 2013

One fatality has been reported so far on Georgia highways this July fourth holiday period. According to the state’s Department of Public Safety, that fatal wreck occurred in Henry County. The 102-hour Fourth of July holiday travel period in Georgia began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through midnight Sunday. Last year, in a...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Lab Gets Re-accreditation

July 5, 2013

The laboratory at Stephens County Hospital receives its re-accreditation. Stephens County Hospital said its Main Laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, or CAP. The accreditation is based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. According to a press release from Stephens County Hospital,...

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