Ga. DOT Ready For Busy Holiday Weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy weekend on the state’s highways. AAA is projecting that more than 2.7 million Georgians will travel 50 miles or more by car between now and the start of 2017. That is an increase of 2.4 percent from last year. With that in mind, Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said the […]

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Martin Returns From Germany

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin is back home after a trip to Europe this month. Martin traveled to Germany, as well as Turkey, during his 10-day trip. The main part of the trip was a trade mission organized by the European American Investment Council to Germany. He said they had the chance to visit numerous companies in […]

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Cops and Kids Deemed a Success

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some local children will have a happier Christmas this year, thanks to help from the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. Earlier this month, officers with Chapter 105 of the Northeast Georgia Fraternal Order of Police took children from several Northeast Georgia counties shopping for gifts at the Toccoa Wal-mart as part […]

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Officer Schulman Returns Home

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Wounded Lavonia Police Captain Michael Schulman is home for Christmas. A line of Lavonia Police officers, Sheriff’s deputies and law enforcement from several Northeast Georgia agencies saluted Schulman Tuesday as he was released from the hospital in Greenville. Late Tuesday morning, a procession of dozens of law enforcement vehicles escorted the ambulance that brought […]

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Tax Season to Start Jan. 23

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the date that tax season will officially begin. According to the IRS, it will begin accepting tax returns on January 23, 2017. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said that when going to file their taxes next month, people should make sure to have last year’s return with them. Green cautioned taxpayers that there is not […]

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SCHS Students Nominated For West Point

Two Stephens County High School students are in the running to receive an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It was announced this week that A.J. Howard and Nikhil Patel were nominated by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins to attend West Point. Many high school students in the 9th District apply each year to attend a […]

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