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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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Stephens Co. Continues Recycling Program Discussions

July 16, 2015

Stephens County officials continue to look at how to re-start recycling for county residents. On Tuesday, the county commission met with representatives from Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful and Sarah Visser, a representative from Keep Georgia Beautiful. Stephens County removed recycling bins from its convenience sites back in April, but commissioners voted in May to...

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Doyle St. Pool Project Earns Award for City of Toccoa

July 16, 2015

A national organization’s state chapter is praising a city of Toccoa project. Recently, the Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented the city of Toccoa with an award for the Doyle Street pool project. Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter said that City Manager Billy Morse, Commissioner Gail Fry, and Community Development Director Connie...

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Stephens Co. Public Works Has Numerous Projects Underway

July 16, 2015

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says that the Public Works Department continues to make progress on a number of different projects. “The road department has done three major pipe replacements, Yonah Dam Road, Eastanollee Road, Camp Mikell Road,” said Ayers on Tuesday to commissioners. “The fire station grading on North Holcomb should be completed...

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Toccoa Sees Preliminary Fiscal Year End Numbers

July 16, 2015

Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk said that the city had a relatively good year financially. She presented preliminary year-end financial numbers for the year ending June 30 at Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting. At this point, Loudermilk reported that the city had a net income for Fiscal Year 2015 of $252,175. According to the...

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