Hartwell Enters Drought Level Two

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia All three reservoirs in the Upper Savannah River basin are now in Drought Level 2 status. On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced all three lakes had entered Drought Level 2 when the level of the J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped to 323.97 feet above mean sea level. When one of the […]

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Gas Pipeline Expected Back Online Today

Colonial Pipeline said that it expects to re-start its pipeline today after a leak this month shut down the line, causing a gas crunch throughout the Southeast, including Toccoa. Tuesday, Colonial Pipeline announced that the bypass segment is complete and they are currently conducting structural integrity tests in advance of the line re-start today. The company said that once the […]

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Toccoa Continues Planning on Street Project

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The city of Toccoa continues to work on plans for a street re-surfacing project next year. City commissioners discussed the latest on those plans with staff at a work session last week. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the Public Works Department has gone and put together a proposal right now that would take care of necessary work on […]

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NGTC Students Place in National SkillsUSA Competition

Four North Georgia Technical College students, including two from the Currahee Campus in Stephens County, are national medal winners after competing at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Championships held in Louisville, Ky, this summer. From the Currahee Campus, Industrial Systems Technology students Nathan Miller and Caleb Sowell competed as a team in the Robotics and Automation Technology contest and placed […]

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross said it is facing a critical blood shortage, with less than a five-day supply on hand at the current time. Red Cross officials said the agency strives to have a five-day blood supply at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that may require significant volumes of donated […]

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Habitat Holds Mortgage Burning

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Stephens County Habitat for Humanity celebrates with a new local homeowner as she pays off her home built through the organization. Saturday, Habitat for Humanity gathered at the home of Teresa Price on Sunset Road to hold a mortgage-burning ceremony. Price received a Habitat home back in the 1990s and has now paid off the mortgage more than a year […]

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Progress Made on SCHS Projects

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Work continues on a host of projects at Stephens County High School. The Stephens County Board of Education received an update on those projects at its work session and called meeting on Thursday. Stephens County School System Director of Operations Tim Wilbanks said that a number of projects are nearing completion in the next several days. He said that the […]

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Coan Wins Three Golds

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Clarkesville’s McKenzie Coan finishes her Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero with four medals and three of them are gold. On Friday, Coan won her third and final gold medal in the women’s S7 100-meter freestyle swimming competition. Coan took the gold with a time of 1 minute, 9.99 seconds. That was good enough for a 2.81 second win over […]

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