Toccoa Commission Holds Regular Meeting

Toccoa city crews will begin work this Spring on repairing water transmission lines at Davidson Creek in the city’s water system. City Manager Billy Morse brought the proposal to Toccoa City Commissioners at their meeting on Monday. Recently, crews wrapped up the Davidson Creek dredging project and did so for less money than the city had originally expected. According to […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Today’s meeting is open to the public. Commissioners will first hold a work session to discuss agenda items, followed by the business meeting to vote on agenda items.

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State Investigating Lavonia Arson Case

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the Hart County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an intentionally set fire that destroyed a Lavonia home last week. Hudgens’ office said the fire was reported Thursday at around 7:35 a.m. at the home on 281 Bow Drive. According to Hudgens, the fire was deliberately set. He said damage to the home […]

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Toccoa Discussing Downtown Ground Floor Living

The city of Toccoa is looking at an ordinance that would place restrictions on ground floor residences in the historic downtown district in commercial properties. On Friday, the Toccoa Downtown Development Authority voted unanimously to recommend a draft of an ordinance amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance that would regulate ground floor residential use in the commercial storefronts in historic […]

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SCDA Talks Strategic Objectives

The Stephens County Development Authority talks strategic objectives for the year ahead. At its meeting last Thursday, the Development Authority talked about a number of goals that the agency has for the upcoming year. According to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin, two of those goals are to focus on workforce development and housing development in Stephens County. […]

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Lavonia Man Found Guilty in Burglary Case

A Stephens County jury finds a Lavonia man guilty of First Degree Burglary and other charges. On Friday, Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney George R. Christian announced that a jury convicted 31-year-old Octavius Jermaine Campbell of Lavonia of Burglary 1st Degree and other charges in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in Stephens County in May 2015. Authorities said […]

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Patel Accepted to West Point

A second graduating student at Stephens County High School is headed to a U.S. Military Service Academy. 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said that Nikhil Patel has received a fully qualified offer of admission to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point as part of the Class of 2021. Congressman Collins nominated Patel for admission this year. He […]

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The city commission will meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During today’s meeting, the city commission is expected to consider a motion to use KCI Engineers Services to apply for 2017 LMIG Off-System Safety Funds. City commissioners are also expected to consider a motion to authorize surplus […]

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St. Mary’s Health Care Names New President

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia St. Mary’s Health Care System names a new President. Late last week, St. Mary’s Health Care announced that Montez Carter, President of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital and Vice President of Operations for St. Mary’s Health Care System, has now been named President of St. Mary’s Hospital. Carter, who grew up in Mississippi and […]

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County Seeks Input on Local Channels

Stephens and surrounding counties are continuing to work to try to get access for local residents to Atlanta local TV stations on satellite TV, rather than stations from South Carolina. The STELAR Act of 2014 opened the door for local governments to request satellite market modifications for their communities and the Federal Communications Commission adopted and finalized the rules for […]

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