Algae Bloom Cause of Issues With Drinking Water From Lake Hartwell

September 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Most people in Franklin and Hart counties get their drinking water from Lake Hartwell, yet some are complaining about the smell and the taste. At the Lavonia City Council meeting last week, some customers asked when the taste and smell would improve. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves E-911 Equipment Agreement, Financing

September 10, 2014

Stephens County is moving forward with purchasing about $1.37 million in new equipment for the E-911 department. Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3 to 2 to approve two separate motions. The first motion entered the county into a communications system agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the purchase of the E-911 equipment that commissioners had...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Re-zoning Request

September 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners approve a re-zoning request for property on Mize Road. Tuesday, the county commission unanimously approved a motion to allow property at 7256 Mize Road to switch from Residential Single Family District to Commercial Community Building District. The proposed use is for a retail trade business. Developer Bobby Howard told commissioners it...

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Mike Jones Ford/Lincoln Breaks Ground on New Building

September 10, 2014
Mike Jones Ford/Lincoln Breaks Ground on New Building

A local car dealer breaks ground on a new facility. Mike Jones Ford Lincoln held a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday for its new building that will be located near Wal-Mart in Toccoa. Jones said the new building will be a great opportunity for his dealership. “You (will be) looking at a new 23,000 square...

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SCSO Charges Three for Drugs

September 10, 2014

Three people face charges after an investigation by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when the Sheriff’s Office Traffic and Crime Suppression Unit made a traffic stop on a pickup truck on Cawthon Road on the afternoon of September 2. Shirley said that deputies recovered...

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Franklin Co. Arrests Two In String of Thefts

September 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two people are behind bars in Franklin County after investigators uncovered a theft ring the pair were allegedly operating in the Sandy Cross community. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, his investigators, along with Northern Judicial Circuit State Probation officers, uncovered the ring on August 28. Thomas...

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