Hartwell Full to Start 2014

January 1, 2014

2013 was a wet year for the entire Hartwell Lake sub-basin. That is according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Spokesman Russell Wicke. “This year for the Hartwell sub-basin, this is the second wettest year ever reported,” said Wicke.  “We have got a total of 75.4 inches of rain and the only year that...

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Area, State Marking New Year’s Holiday

January 1, 2014

Authorities are reporting no fatal crashes in Georgia so far this New Year’s holiday period. The New Year’s holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Tuesday and runs through midnight tonight. Last year, there were seven fatalities on Georgia highways during a much longer 102-hour holiday period. Authorities are cautioning drivers to plan for...

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2013 A Wet Year in Toccoa

January 1, 2014

2013 will go down as the wettest year in Toccoa since 2009. In calendar year 2013, downtown Toccoa received 84.04 inches of precipitation. That is over 30 inches more precipitation than Toccoa received in 2012, when downtown Toccoa received 50.05 inches of rain. The 2013 rainfall amount in downtown Toccoa also tops the 46.43...

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Year In Review 2013: New City Manager in Toccoa is Familiar Face

January 1, 2014

The end of one year and the start of another is upon us, which means it is time to take a look at some of the top stories from 2013 in Toccoa and Stephens County. One of the top stories last year was change at the top in the city of Toccoa. In September,...

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Franklin Co. Switching Computer Software

January 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will switch back to a previous computer software used for billing and payroll. At a Franklin County Commission work session last Thursday, County Clerk Elaine Evans told commissioners the decision was made because the new software was causing too many problems. Evans said that Franklin County...

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Stephens Co. State Court Solicitor Pressley Passes Away

December 31, 2013

Funeral services will take place Thursday for Stephens County State Court Solicitor Dan T. Pressley, Sr. Pressley passed away Monday morning at his residence at the age of 76. He practiced law in Stephens County for some 40 years and was in his third term as the county’s State Court Solicitor. Also, Pressley was...

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