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Lavonia Raising Water Rates

December 10, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Water customers in the City of Lavonia will soon see another rate hike. At its regular meeting last week, the Lavonia City Council voted to raise water rates to cover funding for several water system projects and upgrades. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman noted that the city last...

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

December 9, 2013
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The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. The Toccoa Woman’s Club announced Monday that the best overall entry in this year’s parade belonged to the Stephens County Middle School FFA. The Middle School FFA also took home the honors for best entry from a school. This year’s best church entry belonged...

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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

December 9, 2013
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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

 Main Street Toccoa has announced the winner for this year’s Festival of Trees. It is the Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County organization, said Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby. “There were 17 trees and they were all very beautiful,” said Crosby.  “We are very thankful for everyone that participated.” The Concerned Citizens group will...

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John Barge Visits Toccoa

December 9, 2013
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John Barge Visits Toccoa

One of the candidates intending to challenge incumbent Governor Nathan Deal next year stops in Toccoa. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge spoke with local residents at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport on Saturday afternoon. Barge, a Republican, said he will challenge Deal for the party’s nomination for Governor. He said he feels there is...

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Toccoa Hosting Free Concert Friday at Schaefer Center

December 9, 2013
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A foundation focused on artistic excellence and public outreach will bring a concert to Toccoa later this week. The Toccoa Main Street program is sponsoring the concert from the Piatigorsky Foundation on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

December 9, 2013
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The Toccoa City Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today.  It is their first regularly scheduled meeting for the month of December.  It will start at 5 p.m. at ToccoaCity Hall.  Prior to the meeting, city commissioners will gather for a work session at 3:30 p.m., also at ToccoaCity Hall.  Both are...

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DOT Announces Area Road Work

December 9, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced road work for this week in Stephens and surrounding counties, weather permitting. In Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Route 365. Meanwhile in Franklin County, a crew will reset the grade of the shoulders alongside State Route 328 to ensure proper drainage from...

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Lavonia Cultural Center Director Resigns

December 9, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Director of the Lavonia Cultural Center has resigned. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said that Logan Davison informed the city of that decision on Wednesday morning. Davison was working under a one-year contract that expires at the end of December at a salary of $28,500.   Fesperman...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Holds “Love Light” Ceremony

December 6, 2013
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Stephens Co. Hospital Holds “Love Light” Ceremony

Stephens County Hospital kicks off its holiday season. The annual Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony took place Thursday night in the hospital cafeteria. The ceremony is the culmination of the Hospital Auxiliary’s annual “Love Light” fundraising campaign. This is the first year for “Love Light” since the Hospital Auxiliary came under the banner of...

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Busy Holiday Weekend in Toccoa

December 6, 2013
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A busy weekend of Christmas activities continues tonight in Toccoa. Downtown Toccoa will host its annual “Christmas Fest.” This year’s “Christmas Fest” will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s “Christmas Fest” will have a number of things to do for all...

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