Local Representatives Win at Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards

Toccoa and Stephens County win awards from Keep Georgia Beautiful for local efforts in cleaning up the community. The awards were presented at the annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon, which took place earlier this month. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful submitted the city and county for the awards. According to KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield, the local community came away […]

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NFPA Offers Christmas Tree Safety Tips

The National Fire Protection Association is offering some tips on Christmas tree safety this holiday season. According to the NFPA, Christmas tree fires are not common, but are more likely to be serious when they do occur. NFPA Spokesperson Lisa Braxton said there are a number of things people need to keep in mind if using a real tree for […]

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Stephens Co. Still Seeing Exceptional Drought

Drought conditions are improving slightly in parts of northeast Georgia after recent rains, but Stephens County remains in exceptional drought. According to the latest drought monitor that was released on Thursday, essentially all of Stephens County remained in exceptional drought, which is the most severe category on the drought monitor. There is a very small sliver of Stephens County along […]

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Franklin Co. Commissioner Arrested

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioner David Strickland of Lavonia has been indicted on two felony counts in connection with the purchase of property in Canon. The indictments were handed down Monday by the Franklin County Grand Jury. Afterward, a judge issued a bench warrant on behalf of the grand jury for the 56-year-old Strickland. Strickland was […]

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AAA Study Shows Dangers of Drowsy Driving

For many, the holiday season means a lot of travel. As holiday travel picks up, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has an important warning. A study from the foundation says that drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash. AAA Spokesperson […]

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Hudgens Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

With cold weather having arrived, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes and families safe this winter. Those tips include keeping portable space heaters, open fireplaces, and wood stoves away from curtains, draperies, and other flammable material; making sure heaters have adequate ventilation and always following the […]

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Piedmont College To Hold Commencement

Piedmont College will hold Commencement ceremonies this weekend. Commencement at the Habersham County college will be at 10 a.m., Saturday in the Johnny Mize Athletic Center at the campus in Demorest. Piedmont College President James F. Mellichamp and Board Chairman Thomas A. “Gus” Arrendale III will present diplomas to 221 students who are recipients of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor […]

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