Red Cross Continues To Face Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross said it is facing a critical blood shortage, with less than a five-day supply on hand at the current time. Red Cross officials said the agency strives to have a five-day blood supply at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that may require significant volumes of donated […]

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Dilworth Honored With Road Naming Today

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The state honors a Northeast Georgia broadcasting legend. At a ceremony in downtown Lavonia on Friday, officials gathered to officially dedicate Ga. Highway 59 from downtown Lavonia to Ga. Highway 164/Bold Springs Road in Franklin County as the “Billy Dilworth Memorial Highway.” Dilworth died last July at the age of 80. A native of Red Hill in Franklin County, Dilworth […]

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

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Road related issues are at the top of the agenda today for the Toccoa City Commission. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today for a regular meeting at Toccoa City Hall. Only one item is on the business meeting agenda for the city commission. That is discussion of LMIG for Off-System Safety Program. Earlier this year, Toccoa City […]

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GDOT: Hwy. 17 Project Moving Along

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The Georgia Department of Transportation says that work should move forward and congestion should ease in the area around Wal-Mart this week as part of the widening of Georgia Highway 17. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Katie Strickland said that by Wednesday in the area of Wal-Mart and the Toccoa By-pass, the contractor plans to complete paving on turning lanes, finish the […]

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend in Ga.

Georgia’s annual back to school sales tax holiday is this coming weekend. This coming Saturday and Sunday, Georgia will not charge sales tax on items including clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item; computers, computer components, and prewritten software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1000 or less […]

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Franklin Co. Commission Tackles Road Issues

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Changes have been approved to two roads in Franklin County. The Franklin County Commission approved motions to change the name of one road and abandon another road at its meeting earlier this month. The road to be abandoned was a small section of Ariail Road in the area of Cedar Ridge Road. Franklin County […]

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Ga. DNR Approves License Packages

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division said it is now allowing anglers and hunters to purchase licenses as a package deal. According to the DNR, anglers, or hunters, looking for the licenses that allow them to pursue a specific activity can now choose a compiled license “package.” There are multiple available packages available at People using […]

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Stephens Drought Still “Extreme”

Extreme drought conditions continue for Stephens County and much of the surrounding area. The latest drought monitor report for Georgia was released Thursday. In it, all of Stephens County is shown to be in “extreme drought.” That is the second most severe category on the drought monitor, with only “exceptional drought” being worse. No parts of Georgia are in “exceptional […]

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