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Georgia DNR Launches Annual Poster Contest

December 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to honor Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests by participating in the 25th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. The goal of the competition is to generate a greater knowledge and appreciation of Georgia’s diverse and increasingly threatened nongame wildlife...

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Cannery Decision Tabled Again by Stephens BOE

December 17, 2014

Stephens County Board of Education members again table a decision on whether or not to cut back hours and services at the Cannery. The school board discussed the cannery on Tuesday at its regular monthly meeting. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said budget numbers show a deficit of about $217,000 for the cannery...

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Fugitive From N.Y. Arrested in Toccoa

December 17, 2014

A man wanted on charges in New York state is taken into custody in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office worked with the U.S. Marshal’s Office to arrest an individual identified as Jesse Patterson in Toccoa on Tuesday. Shirley said that authorities found Patterson Tuesday at a Franklin Street residence. “They...

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Toccoa Names 2015 Mayor, Vice Mayor

December 17, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission puts its leadership team in place for the upcoming year. Monday, city commissioners unanimously voted to name Terry Carter as Mayor and Evan Hellenga as Vice-Mayor for 2015. Traditionally, the commission rotates the positions of Mayor and Vice-Mayor amongst the five commissioners on a yearly basis. Both Carter and Hellenga...

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Ga. Ag Commissioner Offers Winter Fuel Tips

December 17, 2014

As winter approaches, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black offers tips on how to properly handle and store fuel during the cold season. First, Black said people should purchase the proper fuel that is recommended for various engines and store it in proper containers. He said people should never store fuel in containers with...

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Jamieson, Dooley Spar Over Wilbros’ Meeting Sponsorship

December 16, 2014

The topic of Wilbros as a sponsor of a regional meeting again comes up at a Toccoa City Commission meeting. Monday, local resident Bryan Dooley again came before city commissioners. Last week, Dooley criticized Toccoa City Commissioner Jeanette Jamieson for getting Wilbros to sponsor a Georgia Mountains Regional Commission meeting in Dillard earlier this...

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Toccoa Commission Handles ABC Issues At Meeting

December 16, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission makes a change to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to change the ordinance to eliminate the limit on the number of beer and wine licenses that a single license holder could have. The ordinance had previously limited it to two beer and wine licenses....

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City Announces Festival of Trees Winner

December 16, 2014

Main Street Toccoa announces the winner for this year’s Festival of Trees. Monday, Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the Horti-floral Garden Club’s entry won this year’s seventh annual Festival of Trees. Crosby said that the club was a deserving winner. “Their tree was beautifully decorated and everything was natural on the...

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SR 17 Weekend Accident Sends Two To Hospital With Minor Injuries

December 16, 2014

A weekend accident on Georgia Highway 17 results in two injuries. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the three-vehicle accident took place on Highway 17 in Franklin County, near the Stephens County line. The GSP said a Lexus was traveling northbound on Highway 17 and was stopped, anticipating a left turn into a private...

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Grand Jury Indicts In Fatal Hart Co. Wreck

December 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An itinerant worker from the Atlanta area has been indicted by a Hart County Grand Jury in the deaths of three family members the day after Thanksgiving. Marco Ramirez Hernandez was released from the hospital last week and taken to the Hart County jail. Late Friday, Northern Judicial...

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