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Hartwell Lake Campgrounds Opening April 1

March 25, 2014

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing that three Lake Hartwell campgrounds will open on April 1. They are Watsadler Campground in Hart County, Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina, and Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina. The Corps said both Watsadler Campground and Twin Lakes Campground...

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Ga. Supreme Court Upholds Stephens Co. Nuisance Ordinance

March 24, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously votes to uphold Stephens County’s nuisance ordinance after it was challenged more than a year ago by the Wilbros facility. In a ruling issued last month, the state’s highest court unanimously voted to deny Wilbros’ challenge of the county’s nuisance ordinance. In November 2012, attorneys for Wilbros appealed one...

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Health Dept. Adding New 7th Grade Vaccination Requirement

March 24, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health is announcing new immunization requirements for Georgia students that are entering the 7th grade. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that the new requirements will apply to students entering 7th grade beginning next school year. “Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, 7th graders will be required...

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Park St. Bridge on Today’s Toccoa Commission Agenda

March 24, 2014

The Park Street Bridge tops the agenda for Toccoa City Commissioners at their meeting later today. City commissioners are scheduled to meet starting at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes a scheduled public hearing on the Park Street Bridge. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the city...

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Authorities Seek SUV in Connection With Toccoa Homicide

March 21, 2014

Authorities continue to seek the public’s help as part of the investigation into Tuesday’s homicide on Pageland Drive in Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that they are now asking the public for information regarding a vehicle in connection to the case. “We are seeking information on a newer model Ford SUV that is...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves Employee Health Insurance Plan

March 21, 2014

Stephens County Hospital renews its employee benefit package for the year ahead. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority approved the health insurance and other benefit plans for the hospital’s employees for the next 12 months. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said he is pleased with what the hospital was able to work out...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Innovative Thread Designs

March 21, 2014
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Innovative Thread Designs

The community celebrates a business moving into a storefront in Stephens County. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Innovative Thread Designs to celebrate its new location on Design Point. Kevin and Jennifer Hicks own Innovative Thread Designs. Kevin Hicks said they do custom embroidery on all kinds of...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

March 21, 2014

Jurors in Stephens County who were summoned to report on Monday, March 24th do not need to report next week. That is according to Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick. He said jury duty in Stephens County has been cancelled for all of next week.

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Royston City Manager Resigns

March 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston is losing its City Manager. City Manager Greg Scott submitted his resignation last week after seven years on the job. Scott said he is returning to the military where he will serve at an air base in Tampa, Florida. “I was offered a position...

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Ga. Insurance Commissioner Marks Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 21, 2014

National Flood Safety Awareness Week is this week and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to use the opportunity to remind Georgians that a flood policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners’ coverage. Flood coverage is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program. Hudgens said people can buy NFIP flood insurance...

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