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Work on SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart Co. Delayed

October 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Recent weather means the Georgia Department of Transportation is no longer expecting to finish the sinkhole repair project on State Route 51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County by next week as planned. Georgia DOT crews had hoped to continue building back the road last week, but rain showers...

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Wreck on Hwy. 106 in Stephens Co.

October 6, 2014

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reported that there is one fatality after an accident today in Stephens County. First responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 106, near Old Mize Road, in Stephens County at around 2:15 p.m. Monday. Shirley said a car struck a DOT truck head on....

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Stephens Co. Marks Currahee Military Weekend

October 6, 2014
Stephens Co. Marks Currahee Military Weekend

Stephens County celebrates the men of Camp Toccoa at another Currahee Military Weekend. The annual weekend took place Thursday night through Sunday in Toccoa and Stephens County. It honors the World War II paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa before going to fight in the war. On Saturday, the veterans were honored with the...

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Today is Voter Registration Deadline in Ga. for November Election

October 6, 2014

With the November election approaching in about a month, the time to make sure you are registered to vote is here. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that today is the deadline for someone to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in the November election. “If you are not registered,...

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Hydrant Flushing Underway in Toccoa

October 6, 2014

The city of Toccoa is starting a period of hydrant flushing throughout the water system. Beginning last night, the City of Toccoa Water Department started opening fire hydrants throughout the system. City officials said this “free-flow” operation flushes out possible sediment build-up and harmless impurities. Officials said that as a result of hydrant flushing,...

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Incident At Airport Thursday

October 3, 2014
Incident At Airport Thursday

All injuries were minor after an incident at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport Thursday night. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a plane’s landing gear appeared to collapse Thursday night as it was coming into the airport, resulting in a hard landing. It happened during the 6 p.m. hour Thursday. Shirley said that all...

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Currahee Military Weekend Underway in Stephens Co.

October 3, 2014

Stephens County is once again welcoming back the men of Camp Toccoa over the next few days. for the annual Currahee Military Weekend. Activities are scheduled for today, Saturday, and Sunday. Each year, Currahee Military Weekend pays tribute to the paratroopers that trained at Camp Toccoa before going off to fight in World War...

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Habersham EMC Taps Interim CEO

October 3, 2014

Habersham Electric Membership Corporation is on the search for a new permanent CEO. Back on Monday, Habersham EMC Board of Directors Chairman Hugh Rucker announced the resignation of Todd Pealock as CEO effective on that day. Rucker’s statement Monday said Pealock resigned to seek other interests and opportunities, but was not specific. In that...

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Progress Continues On Repairs to SR 51 in Hart Co.

October 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia In Hart County, there may be light at the end of the culvert tunnel. The new giant steel pipe has now been laid in the area where a massive sinkhole developed last Spring on State Route 51 near Hartwell. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews...

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Solar Panel Company Wants BOE To Re-consider Request

October 2, 2014

A company that has spent months trying to convince the Stephens County Board of Education to allow it to place solar panels on land near Stephens County High School is asking the school board to consider its proposal one more time. United Renewable Energy President William Silva has written an open letter to the...

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