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Corps Offers Cold Water Safety Tips

January 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Most of us think of boating and being out on the water as a summer time activity, but there are those die-hard anglers and others who still get out on the lake during the cold winter months. With that in mind, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warns...

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Scarborough Looks Back at 2014

January 2, 2015

Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough looks back at 2014. WNEG spoke with Scarborough this week about the last 12 months. He said he feels the county had a lot of positive things take place last year. “It seems like everything is turning around,” said Scarborough. “We may have bottomed out and are now...

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2014 Drier Than 2013 In Downtown Toccoa

January 2, 2015

A look at the final rainfall numbers for downtown Toccoa in 2014 shows that while it lagged way behind 2013, it was not far off when compared to the years before that. Downtown Toccoa received 47.96 inches of rain during the last 12 months. That is more than 35 inches less than 2013, when...

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New GSP Post Opens in NE Ga.

January 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia As the new year begins, a new Georgia State Patrol post opens in northeast Georgia. The long awaited Post 52 in the Gateway II Industrial Park in Hart County opened Thursday. The Georgia State Patrol had been searching for a couple of years for a suitable location for...

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BBB Offers Tips for Getting Rid of Holiday Boxes Safely

January 2, 2015

With the holidays coming to a close and all of the gifts unwrapped, the boxes remain and in some cases, those boxes are sitting out by the curb. The Better Business Bureau said those boxes out by the curb can act as an advertisement for those who might be looking to a rob a...

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Old “Reflections” Restaurant Building at Golf Course Now Owned by City of Toccoa

January 1, 2015

The city of Toccoa brings all of the property at the city-owned golf course back together under one owner. Wednesday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced that the city had purchased 1.7 acres of property that includes the building that was the Reflections restaurant, a metal building, and the practice putting green for the...

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Quiet Start to 2015 on Ga. Highways

January 1, 2015

So far, state officials are reporting a safe New Year’s holiday. As of this morning, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says there have not been any fatalities on Georgia highways during the early part of the New Year’s travel period. The New Year’s travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through...

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City of Toccoa Hands Out Employee Service Awards

January 1, 2015

The city of Toccoa recognizes employees for years of service. Last month, the city handed out its annual Service Awards at its annual Christmas luncheon. Receiving awards for 35 years of service to the city of Toccoa were Kenneth “Bo” Carter, who works in the fire department, and Avery Hunter, who works in the...

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First Royston City Manager Passes Away

January 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Royston is remembering its first City Manager, who passed away last week. Brigadier General Eugene Phillips, U.S. Army Retired, died Christmas Day following a brief illness at the home of his son in Fairfax, VA. General Phillips was born in Canon, Georgia on November 26, 1917. He grew up in...

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Franklin Co. Holds Year End Work Session

January 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are heading into the new year with a better idea of where they are on some major projects. The board held a year-end work session last month at the Rocky Ford Recreation Center. Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said a number of big issues were...

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