Relief From Cold Coming Slowly, Say Forecasters

Bitter cold remains in place as the sun comes up over Stephens County, but forecasters say that some relief is on the way slowly. Temperatures in downtown Toccoa this morning are in the single digits and wind chills have been down near zero. National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Krentz said that as the sun rises today, the winds that caused […]

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Lavonia Passes FY 2014 Budget

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia starts the new year with a new budget. Lavonia’s fiscal year began January 1 and last week, the City Council held a special called meeting to pass Lavonia’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget The city’s FY 14 budget projects to be $2.2 million in General Fund revenue and expenses and $1.9 […]

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Food Distribution Wednesday in Martin

Martin Baptist Church is hosting a free food distribution this week.  The church is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia to distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church’s gymnasium. Martin Baptist Church is located just north of the caution […]

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Arctic Air Arriving in Toccoa

Cold weather is here and colder weather is on the way. Scott Krentz is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg. He said that the front delivering the arctic air into the area is moving through this afternoon. “Temperatures are going to be dropping throughout the day,” said Krentz.  “Overnight, we are really expecting the cold air to move […]

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Stephens Co. Schools Closed Monday; Other Weather Announcements

THE FOLLOWING ARE CLOSINGS, CANCELLLATIONS, AND DELAYS: Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said Sunday night that due to the threat of black ice and low temperatures in the morning, Stephens County schools will be closed Monday for all students and staff. Also, Habersham County Schools are closed for all staff on Monday, according to an announcement on the Habersham […]

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DOT Reports No Problems on Roads This Morning

Nothing is happening on the roads in northeast Georgia. That is the word right now from Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope. Pope said that crews have been out all over northeast Georgia since midnight keeping a close eye on the conditions. “We have been monitoring conditions,” said Pope.  “We have spread a little bit of our salt and […]

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Flu Season Picking Up in Ga.

Winter weather is not the only thing picking up in Georgia right now. Flu season is also kicking into high gear. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that health officials in Georgia are seeing an increase in the number of flu cases across the state. Palmer said that seeing that is normal for this time of the year. […]

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