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Toccoa Commission Holds Regular Meeting

June 23, 2015

The city of Toccoa will now allow its employees to credit a certain amount of unused sick leave time towards their years of service when it comes to retirement. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved an ordinance to amend and re-state the employee retirement plan to that effect. The changes were also approved...

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First Responders Called To Pool Monday

June 23, 2015

A child is reportedly recovering after a scare at the Doyle Street Pool on Monday. First responders were called to the pool during the early afternoon hours on Monday after a child swimmer was reported to be in distress. According to Camp Fire CEO Elaine Brinkley, a child at the pool had to be...

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Lake Levels Expected to Remain Strong This Summer, Says Corps

June 23, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you’re headed to the lake this summer, there’s no need to worry about low lake levels. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forecasting near perfect summer lake conditions this year. “The reservoirs are looking very good for the summer,” said Corps Spokesman Billy Birdwell. “Right now, Hartwell...

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NGTC Receives Truck Donation

June 23, 2015

Students in the North Georgia Technical College Automotive Technology Program have a new learning experience waiting for them. On Thursday, June 11, Michael Emmett of Ed Murdock Superstores in Lavonia delivered a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck that will provide a variety of hands-on labs for students for many years. “A vehicle like this...

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Nik Wallenda Reflects on Great Grandfather’s Legacy

June 23, 2015

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton Nik Wallenda chats about his great-grandfather and Karl Wallenda’s historic walk across the Tallulah Gorge. While in Rabun County for the Skywalk Celebration at the VIP Meet and Greet on Friday morning, Nik called the walk across Tallulah Gorge possibly the greatest walk of Karl’s career, and Nik...

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Local, State Officials Mark Expansion At Local Vineyard

June 22, 2015

State and local officials come together to celebrate the expansion of a local business. Currahee Vineyard and Winery held a planting of the vines on Friday at its location on Currahee Street, near the Toccoa By-pass. Owner Marvin Dunson said they planted new vines that will produce three new types of grapes. Dunson said...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

June 22, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regular meeting later today. That meeting is set to begin at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall, in the commission meeting room. Items on today’s meeting agenda for the Toccoa City Commission include consideration of a resolution to accept a grant from the Georgia Historic Preservation Division and...

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Autopsy Planned for Today for Lavonia Man Killed Saturday on I-85

June 22, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An autopsy is planned for today on the body of a Lavonia man who was struck and killed early Saturday morning on Interstate 85. It happened at about 4 a.m. Saturday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.. Oconee County, South Carolina Coroner Carl Addis said that 25-year...

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Lavonia Elects New Councilman

June 22, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia has a new city councilman. He is Courtney Umbehant, director of the Lavonia Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Umbehant beat out challenger local businesswoman Nora Chambers in a special election Tuesday for the Lavonia Post 1 City Council seat. The new Lavonia councilman said...

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State Setting Up Learning Resource Review Sites

June 22, 2015

Starting today, educators and the public will have a chance to review textbooks and other learning resources for instruction in K-12 Foreign/Modern Languages & Latin and K-12 English as a Second Language at various locations across the state. There are 14 sites around the state with one in each of Georgia’s congressional districts. In...

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