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Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

April 29, 2014
Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

Power House for Kids is calling attention to the problem of child abuse this month. Earlier this month, the organization planted a pinwheel garden in front of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The organization said 264 pinwheels were planted to represent the 264 cases of child abuse in Stephens, Habersham, and...

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Hartwell Cleanup Receives Award

April 29, 2014

Clean-up efforts at Lake Hartwell receive recognition. Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project was named by Rivers Alive as the 2013 Government Partner of the Year. The award recognizes the project’s efforts during the annual Hartwell Lake clean-up campaign. Rivers Alive is an outreach program led by the Georgia Department...

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City of Toccoa To Purchase Vehicles

April 29, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission met Monday night at Toccoa City Hall. One of the actions by the commission was the adoption of a resolution to use money from the fund balance to purchase utility vehicles. According to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse the city needs to replace two meter reading trucks in the water...

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Amedisys Agrees to Settlement

April 29, 2014

Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates (Amedisys) have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program.That’s according to a press release issued by the Department of Justice. Amedisys is a Louisiana-based for-profit company and...

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Early Voting Starts Today for Primary

April 28, 2014

Early voting gets underway this morning for the general primary election in Stephens County. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said those wishing to vote early can do so downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,” said Kelley. “All you...

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Political Forums Being Rebroadcast Later Today

April 28, 2014

Area voters can hear from the candidates themselves again tonight on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com. We will be re-broadcasting the candidate forums held earlier this month for Stephens County Commission, Stephens County Board of Education, 28th District State House, and 9th District U.S. House of Representatives. Our re-broadcast will begin at 5:30 p.m....

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Mobile Job Training Unit in Habersham Co. Today

April 28, 2014

A mobile job training unit will make its way to Habersham County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will be at the Habersham County-Clarkesville Library on East Green Street in Clarkesville today. The unit will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas...

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Two Found Guilty in Lavonia Credit Union Robbery

April 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Franklin County men charged in the 2011 armed robbery of the Lavonia Branch of North Georgia Credit Union, have been found guilty in U.S. District Court in Athens. Last Monday, a jury handed down guilty verdicts for 46-year old Orlando Brock of Lavonia and 43-year old Walter...

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Authorities Investigating Suspicious Device in Toccoa

April 27, 2014

Authorities in Stephens County are investigating to try to find out where a suspicious device found in Toccoa came from Friday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Friday, deputies from his office responded to an unspecified location in the area of Tugalo Street in Toccoa in reference to a report of a...

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Eastanollee Solar Panels Up and Running for Ga. Power

April 25, 2014
Eastanollee Solar Panels Up and Running for Ga. Power

Solar panels installed on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority are up and running. The solar panels are located in the area of Turner and Wolf Pit roads. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that the panels were turned on and began producing 700 kilowatts of electricity to send to the...

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