Franklin Co. Resident New GSP Commander

August 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County resident will now command the Georgia State Patrol. Tommy Waldrop of Canon was recently promoted to the rank of Major and named the new Commander of the Georgia State Patrol. Waldrop said he is excited about his new responsibilities in Atlanta. “It will definitely be a...

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El Potrero Holds Ribbon Cutting

August 1, 2014
El Potrero Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new Mexican restaurant celebrates its start. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday for El Potrero Mexican Restaurant in Toccoa. Pedro Guadarama is one of the owners of El Potrero. “Every day, we have different specials,” said Guadarama. “This is authentic and original Mexican food.” El Potrero...

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Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign Starting

August 1, 2014

The annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign starts up today. In partnership with the Lake Hartwell Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the 34th annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign from today through September 20. During the cleanup campaign, the Corps says volunteers like scout groups, civic clubs, subdivision residents, businesses, families and...

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State School Superintendent Recount Complete; No Change to Stephens Total

August 1, 2014

Richard Woods remains the winner in the Republican run-off for Georgia State School Superintendent following a recount. The recount that took place Thursday across Georgia showed that Woods defeated Mike Buck still by about 700 votes The AJC reports that Buck gained just one vote in the recount from the original vote count on...

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Ga. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

August 1, 2014

Georgia shoppers will get a break on some sales tax this weekend as children get ready to head back to school. The annual Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday in Georgia is today and Saturday. During the sales tax holiday, shoppers get a break on paying sales tax on school supplies bought for non-commercial use as...

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Police Blotter

August 1, 2014

The Toccoa Police Department responded to Stancil Drive on Monday in reference to a reported theft. A man told police that he had been on vacation the previous week and noticed upon returning that the battery and battery box on his RV had been stolen. The report states that the RV was parked in...

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