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Stephens Co. School Open Houses Set

July 20, 2015

Preparations continue for a new school year in Stephens County. The new year starts in less than a month and Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that work to get ready for the new year continues. He said that work, which includes the re-structuring of grades Pre-Kindergarten through five, has gone well to...

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UGA Student Working With City of Toccoa

July 20, 2015

Leaders in Toccoa are collaborating with a University of Georgia landscape architecture student on downtown improvement projects this summer through the school’s Downtown Renaissance Fellowship. UGA landscape architecture student Megan Hull was selected to work with the city and Institute of Government faculty on summer-long projects like streetscape improvements, park and green space planning,...

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Springview Heights Community Dedicates School Memorial

July 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Members of the Springview Heights community in Lavonia gathered last Monday morning to dedicate a granite bench in memory of the old Spring Street Colored School, which was later called the Spring Street School. The granite bench was recently purchased and installed on the site of the old...

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Kay Joins Vaughn Practice

July 20, 2015
Kay Joins Vaughn Practice

North Georgia Orthopaedics, an affiliate of the Toccoa Clinic, welcomes certified physician assistant, Richard A. Kay, to its practice. Kay is a retired Army captain, having served in medical capacities in Washington, Colorado, California and in Germany. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and Master’s degree from the University of...

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Stephens Co. BOE Adjusts 2015-2016 School Calendar

July 17, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education adjusts the 2015-2016 school calendar to add in four more days to the calendar. School board members unanimously approved the calendar change at a called meeting and work session on Thursday. This coming year’s school calendar required adjustment because on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved...

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Two Transported for Injuries After Thursday Accident

July 17, 2015

Authorities say Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly was one of those injured in a two-vehicle accident this morning on the Toccoa By-pass. The Georgia State Patrol says that Connelly, age 56, was traveling southbound on the By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, this morning in the right lane in a 2005 Cadillac Deville when...

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Carol Jackson Joins NGTC Staff

July 17, 2015

A former northeast Georgia political leader is joining the staff at North Georgia Technical College. Former state senator Carol Jackson joined the North Georgia Technical College team on Wednesday, July 1, as Associate Vice President for Economic Development. North Georgia Technical College Vice President for Economic Development Dr. Mark Ivester says that Jackson’s experience...

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I-85 Welcome Center Closing for Repairs

July 17, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Beginning next week, the Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 85 in Lavonia will be getting a much-needed facelift. That means the Welcome Center will be closed while repairs and upgrades are taking place. The Georgia Department of Transportation will be making the repairs in conjunction with the Georgia...

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Wins Award

July 17, 2015

An area Department of Transportation project receives special recognition. The Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented the Georgia Department of Transportation with Project of the Year for Emergency Repairs for its repair of a sinkhole on Highway 51 at Lake Hartwell in 2014. A sinkhole ten feet square and 20 feet...

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New Franklin Co. Web Site Up and Running

July 17, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new Franklin County government web site is up and running. The new site is www.franklincountyga.gov. Franklin County’s web site had been down for more than a year as the county worked to re-design the site. According to Franklin County officials, the goal was to make the website...

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