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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New Year’s Day Government Schedules Announced

December 31, 2013

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Stephens County government offices will close Wednesday in observance of New Year’s Day. Toccoa City Hall will also close Wednesday in observance of the holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Wednesday will...

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Drive Safely This New Year’s, Say Law Enforcement Officials

December 31, 2013

With New Year’s celebrations possibly on tap for tonight, law enforcement is urging safety on the state’s highways. According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, the New Year’s holiday period begins tonight at 6 p.m. and ends New Year’s Day at midnight, a 30-hour long holiday period. Last year during the New Year’s...

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Hudgens Issues Fireworks Safety Reminder for New Year’s

December 31, 2013

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging parents to protect their children — and themselves — from the dangers of fireworks during this New Year’s holiday.  Hudgens said that while it is traditional to celebrate the coming of the New Year with fireworks, he urged the state’s citizens to enjoy them...

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Man Charged in Shooting of Deer Hunter in Hart Co.

December 31, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hart County man is facing multiple charges in connection with a shooting incident while he allegedly hunted deer illegally. It happened Thursday evening on property off Elrod Ferry Road in Hart County. That is near U.S. Highway 29 North/Anderson Highway. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the...

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