Initial TNG Figures From Cold Snap Coming In

Toccoa Natural Gas is reporting some initial figures regarding gas usage related to last week’s cold snap. Officials say that, according to figures provided by the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, during the period of 10 a.m. January 6 to 10 a.m. January 7, 9,320 Mcf of natural gas went through the city’s pipeline. It was during that period that […]

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Hart Co. To Pursue Operation of Corps Parks

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County Commissioners will pursue taking over two parks now run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but scheduled for closure. In November, the Corps announced it was closing Milltown Campground in HartCounty permanently and temporarily closing Longpoint Park. At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Hart County Commission heard a presentation on […]

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Scarborough Serving as Stephens Co. Commission Chair

Stephens County Commissioners select their chair and vice-chair for 2014. The county commission held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday and unanimously voted to name Dean Scarborough as Chairman and Dennis Bell as Vice-Chairman. Scarborough said he is looking forward to again serving as Chairman of the County Commission. “I want to commend Chairman London for his work […]

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off Thursday

The American Cancer Society is getting ready to start up another Relay for Life campaign in Stephens County. This year’s Relay for Life Kick-off Event is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Tracey Long said that everyone is invited to Thursday’s […]

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Students Back at S. Hart Elementary

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia South Hart Elementary School students are back in class after having most of last week off due to damage from last week’s freezing temperatures. When the sub-zero cold hit last Tuesday, pipes burst at South Hart Elementary, affecting seven classrooms, five hallways and the main atrium. Hart County School Superintendent Jerry Bell said most […]

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Fry Named Toccoa Mayor for 2014

Gail Fry will serve as Mayor for Toccoa in 2014. Monday, the city commission unanimously voted to have Fry take over as Mayor for the next 12 months. The commission selects a mayor and vice-mayor from among itself each year. Fry said she looked forward to serving as Mayor. “We have a great commission,” said Fry.  “I have lived here […]

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Savannah Lane, Part of Adjacent Alley to be Abandoned

Toccoa City Commissioners make the final decision to abandon Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley. Commissioners once again heard the final reading of that proposed abandonment Monday. The First United Methodist Church requested the abandonment, stating that they own all of the property around what is proposed to be abandoned and would like to have the area available […]

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Ga. Trust Receives Grant for Work at Travelers’ Rest

A local historic site will receive funding to help with rehabilitation and maintenance efforts. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation announced recently that the Terrell Family Foundation, a Georgia based non-profit organization, has awarded a $4,000 grant to the Georgia Trust to go towards work at Travelers Rest State Historic Site. Travelers Rest was placed on the Georgia Trust’s list […]

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DOT Announces Road Work Schedule

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing its road work schedule for the upcoming week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Routes 328 and 17. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will trim the vegetation in the rights of way and mow the slopes alongside State Route 326. In Habersham […]

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