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Legislative Preview Breakfast Tomorrow

January 8, 2014
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With the Georgia General Assembly gearing up to start next week, local legislators will take time tomorrow to preview the upcoming legislative session. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual pre-legislative session “Politics & Pastries” event Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown...

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Ty Cobb Welcomes New Year’s Baby

January 8, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia  It’s a girl as Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia is welcoming its first baby born in the new year. Baby Ma-Riyah LaShahy Hester was born Friday, January 3 at 12:52 p.m. MaRiyah weighed in at 6 pounds and was 18 inches long.   She is the...

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Wednesday Morning Weather Announcements

January 8, 2014
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Things are starting to get back to normal as the cold weather slowly moves out. Stephens County Schools are back on a normal schedule this morning. We do have one cancellation to announce. Hart County Schools are closed today. Staff at South Hart Elementary School should not report to work, but all other staff...

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Tuesday, Jan. 7 Weather Announcements

January 7, 2014
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Stephens County Schools — CLOSED FOR STUDENTS.  School system staff should report at 9 a.m. today in Stephens County Habersham County Schools — CLOSED, Administrators and 12-month employees should report at 10 a.m., optional teacher workday at 10 a.m. Jefferson City Schools — CLOSED Civil Air Patrol Currahee Cadet Squadron Meeting Scheduled for Tonight...

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Trial Underway for Crump, Adams

January 7, 2014
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Opening statements are expected this morning in the trial of two men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government. The trial of Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, started Monday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville in front of Judge Richard W. Story. Jury selection took most...

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Relief From Cold Coming Slowly, Say Forecasters

January 7, 2014
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Bitter cold remains in place as the sun comes up over Stephens County, but forecasters say that some relief is on the way slowly. Temperatures in downtown Toccoa this morning are in the single digits and wind chills have been down near zero. National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Krentz said that as the sun...

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Hudgens Issues General Info on Homeowners’ Policies In Light of Deep Freeze

January 7, 2014
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With the whole state in a deep freeze, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies. Hudgens said depending on the source of the property damage, a person may or may...

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Lavonia Passes FY 2014 Budget

January 7, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia starts the new year with a new budget. Lavonia’s fiscal year began January 1 and last week, the City Council held a special called meeting to pass Lavonia’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget The city’s FY 14 budget projects to be $2.2 million in General...

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Food Distribution Wednesday in Martin

January 7, 2014
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Martin Baptist Church is hosting a free food distribution this week.  The church is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia to distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church’s gymnasium. Martin Baptist Church is...

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Arctic Air Arriving in Toccoa

January 6, 2014
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Cold weather is here and colder weather is on the way. Scott Krentz is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. He said that the front delivering the arctic air into the area is moving through this afternoon. “Temperatures are going to be dropping throughout the day,” said Krentz.  “Overnight, we are really...

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