Franklin Co. Town Halls on Millage Start Today

June 16, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two town hall meetings will take place today for citizens to attend to ask questions about Franklin County’s plan to increase the property tax millage rate. At the June Board of Commission meeting, Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas told the board the millage must be raised in order...

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Savannah District Getting New Commander

June 16, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District is getting a new commander this week. Colonel Marvin L. Griffin will take command from Colonel Thomas J. Tickner in a formal ceremony Friday in Savannah. Griffin comes to the Savannah District from a Senior Service College Fellowship with the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship Program....

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BOE, E.O. Foundation Still Negotiating New Lease

June 15, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education continues to negotiate a new lease agreement with Evan Oglesby and his foundation for the old Toccoa High School gym. The two sides talked about a new lease again Thursday at the Stephens County Board of Education’s work session. Oglesby, a Toccoa native and former NFL player, currently...

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Martin: Economic Future Looking Up in Stephens Co.

June 15, 2015

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said he feels good about economic progress made in the last 12 months. Last week, Martin reported to the Development Authority board that in the current fiscal year, which ends later this month, the county has seen 202 jobs created and $32 million in investment. According...

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Survey Ranks Best Cities in Ga. to Start Business

June 15, 2015

A recent survey by the finance and lending-related website NerdWallet says that Toccoa is the 91st best place in Georgia to start a business out of 126 looked at it in the state. That survey was released last week. In it, NerdWallet said it analyzed 126 places in Georgia, each with a population of...

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Widow of Lavonia Pastor Can Collect from Rabun, Habersham Insurance Policies

June 15, 2015

The website Nowhabersham.com reports that the widow of the late Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers can collect civil damages awarded to her last year from insurance policies held by both Rabun and Habersham counties. According to the report, that ruling came from the Georgia Court of Appeals recently. Nowhabersham.com reports that the Court...

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