Ribbon Cutting Held for New Lavonia NGCU Office

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The North Georgia Credit Union is celebrating 75 years of service to the community with the grand opening of its new offices in Lavonia. Doors officially opened earlier this month for customers, but last Thursday local leaders, Credit Union board members and employees along with members of the Lavonia DDA and Chamber cut the […]

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Shirley Warns Of Skimming At Gas Station Pumps

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is warning area residents about a problem that a couple of area residents have already fallen victim to after traveling that could make its way to this area. Shirley said his office received the reports recently from two individuals who fell victim to skimming at gas station pumps. “We had two individuals that reported to […]

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March Unemployment Figures Released for Stephens Co.

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Preliminary March figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show good news for Stephens County. Figures released last week indicate Stephens County saw its unemployment rate drop in March to 5.8 percent. That is down four-tenths of a percentage point from February, when the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, and it is also down 1.1 percentage points from March 2015, […]

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Toccoa City Commissioners To Meet Today

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The Toccoa City Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. They are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes just a couple of items. First, Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to consider a lease agreement with the Rapids Futbol Club. Second, city commissioners are slated to consider facility renovations to the […]

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Weekend Accident Injures Two Children

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An accident in Stephens County injures two children. It occurred Saturday night on U.S. Highway 123, near Red Rock Road. Crews were on the scene after 9 p.m. responding to the wreck. Reports indicate that two children were airlifted from the scene as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck.

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O’Dell Urges Franklin Co. School System To Keep Moving Forward

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell is encouraging teachers, staff and parents not to let the momentum of what has been achieved over the past nine years stop. In her final presentation to the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, O’Dell stepped away from her usual presentation outlining goals and statistics and instead […]

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BBB Offers Tips for Giving To Ecuador Earthquake Relief

With hundreds killed and thousands injured by the devastating earthquake in Ecuador, generous Americans are already seeking ways to support those in need through donations. However, the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance has advised donors to avoid being taken advantage of by questionable solicitations or wasting their money on poorly managed relief efforts. BBB Wise Giving Alliance President and […]

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County Commission Candidates Appear At Forum

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Stephens County Commission Post 2 candidates speak to voters in advance of the May primary. All five candidates running for the seat spoke at Thursday’s town hall meeting at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa, sponsored by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and WNEG Radio. Incumbent Debbie Whitlock said a lot has been accomplished in Stephens County in the […]

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Vocational Programs Focus of Stephens Co. BOE Forum

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Candidates for the Stephens County Board of Education talk vocational education and more at a town hall forum. All four candidates running for the two seats up for election on the Board of Education appeared at Thursday’s forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa, sponsored by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and WNEG Radio. The candidates were asked […]

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Chief Magistrate Candidates Appear At Forum

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Stephens County voters hear from the candidates for Chief Magistrate. Incumbent Don Tabor and challenger Ralph Stowe both spoke at Thursday’s Town Hall forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. The main issue of difference between the two men was whether the Chief Magistrate position should be a full-time or a part-time position. Currently, the position is part-time. Tabor […]

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