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One Killed on Ga. Highways This Holiday So Far

July 4, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that one person has died so far on the state’s highways during this Fourth of July holiday weekend. State law enforcement officials report that the fatality occurred in Warner Robins. The Fourth of July holiday period began at 6 p.m. Thursday and continues through midnight Sunday....

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Schaefer Center Hosting One Woman Play Tuesday

July 4, 2014

A performer is bringing her one-woman play to Toccoa next week. Judith Gantly will perform “Waltzing the Reaper” on Tuesday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. The play was written by Paullette MacDougal and deals with end-of-life issues. Gantly said the play takes a moving, yet sometimes humorous look at the journey of...

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Remember Fireworks Safety, Said Hudgens

July 4, 2014

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is reminding the state’s residents to keep safety at the front of their minds while using legalized fireworks this Fourth of July holiday. Hudgens said that legal fireworks, like sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices, should only be used with close adult supervision. He noted that...

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Franklin Co. Passes FY 2015 Budget

July 4, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners has passed the county’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Early Monday morning, with only three commissioners present for the called meeting, the board passed the budget unanimously. Commissioners Clint Harper and Bob Franklin were not present for the vote. At a work session earlier...

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Corps Offers Lake Safety Tips

July 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lake Hartwell will be jammed this weekend with holiday visitors and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local officials are warning boaters and swimmers to use some common-sense safety precautions when out on the water. So far this year, there have been four recreation fatalities on the...

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July 4th Government Schedule

July 3, 2014

The city of Toccoa and Stephens County government offices are announcing their schedules for the Independence Day holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed on Friday for the Fourth of July. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling that are scheduled to be picked up...

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SCHS Team Takes Third in SkillsUSA National Event

July 3, 2014

A team from Stephens County High School wins third place in a national competition. The SCHS SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Ceremonies team won third place in the national high school competition held last month. According to the SkillsUSA website, the SCHS team consisted of Sarah Hale, Bryson Addison, Gabrielle Beck, Tessa Jordan, Taylor Crump,...

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Heavywood Furniture Fire Investigation Continues

July 3, 2014

More than a week later, the investigation is ongoing into what caused a fire at a Stephens County industrial facility continues. That is according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen. The June 21 fire destroyed the Heavywood Furniture building, located just off of Industrial Boulevard near the Toccoa city limits. Allen...

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E-SPLOST Collections Lower Than Projections, But Still Covering HS Debt Costs

July 2, 2014

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said this week that E-SPLOST is falling short of the maximum projected collections, but still coming in at a high enough rate to cover paying off the bond payments for the construction at Stephens County High School. When asked at Monday’s called meeting about E-SPLOST collections, Dorsey said...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Rate Rises in May

July 2, 2014

Stephens County sees its preliminary unemployment rate jump in May. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary May unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. That marks a jump of nine-tenths of a percentage point over the revised April rate of 6 percent. However, the May...

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