Currahee Clean-up Set for Saturday

An effort to help clean-up Currahee Mountain will take place this weekend. The Currahee Graffiti Removal and Clean-up Project will be holding a clean-up day on Saturday at Currahee Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sam Taylor is an organizer of the clean-up effort. He said it is something he and others have been working on for a couple […]

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Ga. DNR Offers Special Fishing Info Website

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said a new website gives tips and advice for the state’s reservoirs and rivers. According to the DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, the website is www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/opportunities. The Wildlife Resources Division said it gives anglers of all skill levels in-depth information detailing 32 reservoirs and 18 rivers in one convenient location. Among the lakes on the […]

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Lavonia Conducting City Park Survey

By Charles Robertson, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Lavonia is looking for input on ways to improve upon its city park system. A survey is now available on the city of Lavonia’s webpage at www.lavonia-ga.com. Lavonia City Manager Charles Cawthon said the survey is designed to help the City decide what additions would be a good fit for the […]

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BBB Offers Tips For Dealing With Data Breach

The Better Business Bureau is offering suggestions for consumers concerned that their credit or debit cards may have been compromised by a retail or online data breach. First, the Better Business Bureau said people need to stay calm as consumers are not liable for fraudulent charges on stolen account numbers. Second, the agency said to check with the website of […]

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Stephens Co. Hospital Working To Finalize Financing

Stephens County Hospital continues to work on lining up short and long term financing. Hospital Administrator Lynne Anderson provided an update on that work Monday. She said the hospital is close to getting the short-term financing complete while the work continues on getting the long-term bond financing lined up. “We are working with South State Bank for the $5 million […]

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Currahee Lane Bridge Still Closed

Stephens County is still waiting for further instructions before moving forward on the repair of a bridge along Currahee Lane. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the county is still waiting on a formal bridge report from the Georgia Department of Transportation before the county can move forward with the issues on the Currahee Lane Bridge. Ayers said they […]

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Hart Co. To Get New Aerial Map

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County is in need of a new aerial topographical map and they will be getting that map free thanks to help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. At a recent Hart County Commission meeting, Hart County Administrator Terrell Partain told the board the topographical aerial photo of Hart County has not been updated […]

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NGTC Horticulture Students Take Trip

Some area students get a behind-the-scenes look at horticulture work at Disney World. A group of North Georgia Technical College horticulture students recently returned from a hands-on, behind-the-scenes horticulture field trip to Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. North Georgia Technical College Horticulture Instructor Craig Thurmond hosted the trip and explained that the tour of the grounds at Disneyworld demonstrated the many […]

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City Sends Out Letter on Downtown Parking

The city of Toccoa is asking residents, property owners, and business owners in the immediate downtown area to leave on-street parking spaces available for visitors to the downtown. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said a letter went out from the city to those individuals last week detailing the request. The letter asks residents, business owners, and employees to park […]

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