Toccoa to Pursue LMIG Funds for Safety Projects

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The city of Toccoa is pursuing additional funding from the state of Georgia for road projects related to traffic safety. Last Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously voted to give staff the go-ahead to apply for additional LMIG funding from the state of Georgia. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance Improvement Grant. It is money that the state of Georgia awards to […]

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E.O. Foundation, BOE Still Discussing Lease

There has not been any decisions yet on negotiations between the E.O. Foundation and the Stephens County Board of Education on moving forward with a new lease agreement between the two sides. That is according to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey. “We are still looking at what the options would be for the board and making contact with Mr. […]

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CASA Needs More Volunteers

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia To deal with a rising number of cases of child abuse and child neglect in Stephens, Franklin, and Hart counties, Northeast Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is putting out the call for more volunteers. Northeast Georgia CASA Executive Director Melissa Mitchell said their case load increases every year as the number of […]

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Projects Moving Forward in Royston

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The city of Royston is moving ahead with a couple of construction projects this spring. At its regular meeting this month, City Manager Ed Andrews gave the Royston City Council an update. The first project is the renovation of the train depot. Andrews said they expect to begin the actual work next month. “The […]

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Federal Indictments Issued in Trafficking Ring

Multiple suspects in a multi-million dollar drug trafficking ring authorities have said was based out of Stephens County now face federal indictments. Wednesday, a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court in Gainesville returned two federal indictments against 16 criminal defendants who were arrested during last month’s round-up of individuals allegedly involved in the ring, which stretched through Georgia and […]

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