Collins to Hold Veterans Benefits Fair

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will hold a veterans benefits fair in northeast Georgia later this week. Collins will hold such a fair in Hartwell on Wednesday. The fair will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartwell Adult Learning Center on Benson Street in Hartwell. Collins said representatives from his Constituent Services staff and the Veterans […]

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Mellichamp Performs in London

A 40-year dream comes true for Piedmont College President James F. Mellichamp. Last month, Mellichamp performed an organ concert at the famed Westminster Abbey in London, England. Mellichamp has performed around the world, but he said nothing matched the thrill of the recent concert, which was part of the Abbey’s weekly Sunday concert series. He said playing at the Abbey […]

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Hart Co. Teen Honored For Saving Life

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hart County teen is honored for his heroic efforts that saved the lives of a Hartwell couple from their burning vehicle. Recently, 18-year old Ty’rondick Thomas of Hartwell was honored by Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland and the Hart County Sheriff’s Office with a plaque for his bravery. According to Cleveland, the wreck […]

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Vietnam Veterans Honored in Toccoa

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Stephens County gathers to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War. Thursday, a ceremony was held at the VFW Post 4346 in Toccoa to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and also to honor those whose served in that war. Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby was on hand. He said this is part of a […]

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Toccoa Harvest Festival Planning Starting Up

Preparations are underway for a Fall tradition in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa says it is now accepting applications for this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival. This year marks the 40th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival. However, something will be a little different this year. Instead of its traditional dates on the first weekend of November, this year’s Toccoa Harvest Festival will […]

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BBB Urges College Students to Watch for Scams

As students head back to college, the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Georgia is offering some tips for students to keep in mind to avoid scams. Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Dottie Callina said that there are several scams that target college students specifically. She said perhaps the biggest one is the roommate or rental scam. “Going to college the first […]

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Flash Flood Watch Over in NE Ga.

The National Weather Service office has allowed a flash flood watch to expire for Stephens County and northeast Georgia. More showers and storms moved through the region Thursday. This time, however, only .33 inches of rain fell in downtown Toccoa. That is compared to 1.56 inches Wednesday into Thursday. There is still a chance of rain through the day today.

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Franklin Co. Commission Considers Re-zoning Requests

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Commission had to decide on two re-zoning requests at its meeting on Monday night. A public hearing was held for both requests just before the commission meeting, in which persons spoke both for and against both requests. When the meeting began, Franklin County Engineer John Phillips presented the first request to […]

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School Starts Today in Stephens Co. for Students

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A new school year starts up today for students in Stephens County. Today is the first day of classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Stephens County school system. Pre-K students started Wednesday. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that they are excited to get a new year started. “Our staff has worked incredibly hard, […]

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