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SCDA Approves Budget Proposal

March 17, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority has its budget proposal in place for the next fiscal year. Tuesday, the Development Authority unanimously approved a proposed budget of $360,000 to submit with its budget request to both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this approved proposal comes after...

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Powell Hosts S. Carolina Delegation in Atlanta

March 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Georgia and South Carolina lawmakers take another step towards forging a working relationship on the issue of the Savannah River. Members of a delegation from the South Carolina Savannah River Water Caucus were recently the guests of State Representative Alan Powell, who represents Franklin and Hart counties, in...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops Slightly

March 17, 2014

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate drop slightly to start 2014. State labor department numbers show that Stephens County had a preliminary January unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. That is one-tenth of a percentage point lower than the revised December 2013 rate of 7.0 percent. It is also a full 2.3 percentage points lower...

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Stephens Co. Pre-K Registration Underway

March 17, 2014

Pre-Kindergarten registration is currently taking place in the Stephens County School System. It started back on March 3 and continues through March 28 at each elementary school. Children must be four years old on or before September 1, 2014 to be eligible for enrollment in Pre-K. Parents need to bring the following items with...

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Fire Thursday in Stephens Co.

March 14, 2014

A fire Thursday brought out crews from two states. Departments from both Stephens County and Oconee County, South Carolina both responded to a structure fire Thursday afternoon in Stephens County. The fire was called out just before 3 p.m. Thursday and occurred on Estathoe Circle.  That is on the shores of Lake Hartwell in Stephens...

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Wilbros Written Order Released by Judge

March 14, 2014

After finding the Wilbros facility in contempt of court and issuing a verbal order in an attempt to stop the odors, Judge Robert Adamson’s written order is out and provides more details on how he will determine whether or not Wilbros is in compliance with his order. Judge Adamson issued the official written order...

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Special Election Early Voting Ends Today in Stephens Co.

March 14, 2014

Time is running out for those who want to vote early in the special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that today is the last day for those who wish to cast their ballots early to do so....

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Artist John Kollock Remembered

March 14, 2014

Northeast Georgia is remembering a well-known artist and author who passed away earlier this week. John Kollock of Clarkesville passed away on Monday. Debra Hartley with the Currahee Artists’ Guild said that Kollock was a large part of the art world in northeast Georgia. “He was an art historian,” said Hartley.  “He took wonderful...

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Meadows Surgical Arts Celebrates Toccoa Location With Ribbon Cutting

March 14, 2014
Meadows Surgical Arts Celebrates Toccoa Location With Ribbon Cutting

A local business celebrates its return to Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new Toccoa location for Meadows Surgical Arts on Memorial Drive in the business center located next to The Home Depot. The business’s Kathryn Meadows said they offer a number of different services. One...

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Lavonia Main Street Program Recognized

March 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is being honored by the State once again for its Main Street Program. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development awarded Lavonia for having the greatest volunteer support among Main Street programs across the state. Lavonia Downtown Development Authority Executive...

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