Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

The Toccoa City Commission’s regular meeting is today at 5 P.M. in the court room at Toccoa City Hall. This evening’s meeting agenda includes the monthly financial report, a public hearing concerning a zoning ordinance amendment to restrict ground floor residential use in the Historic District and a consideration of resolution for an ARC grant for upgrades at the Schaefer […]

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Lavonia City Council Approves Change in Street Name

A change in street name was approved in Monday’s Lavonia City Council Meeting. The street in question was a small portion of what was known as Linton Ave. in the Lavonia City Limits. During a public hearing on Monday, City Manager Charles Cawthon explained where the portion of the street is located. “Linton Ave currently terminates at Peachtree St, that […]

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Rabun Co. Woman Arrested for Drug Possession

On Wednesday, April 5, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, Clayton Police Department and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) arrested Vonda Sue Hughs, 52, after a search of her residence on Old Chechero Road, Clayton, Georgia.   Numerous complaints of Hughs selling illegal narcotics led to the two week investigation by Rabun County authorities.  Rabun County authorities found approximately […]

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Discourages Distracted Driving

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is warning drivers to abstain from texting and driving in honor of April being Distracted Driving Awareness month. Harris Blackwood, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, said that distracted driving is causing more accidents that lead to injury. “We’re seeing more and more crashes that are symptomatic of distracted driving,” said Blackwood. […]

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GA Dept. of Labor to Host Career Expo

The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with several Lumpkin County agencies to host the Spring Career Expo on Tuesday, April 11. The expo will be from 1-4 p.m. at the Lumpkin County Parks and Recreations Center, which is located at 365 Riley Road. The list of registered employers includes companies from all over the state of Georgia. Applicants are […]

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Indians Fall to Madison County

Madison County took advantage of Stephens County fielding mistakes and at the plate the Indians stranded 13 men on base leading to a 5-2 Madison County win Friday night in Danielsville. Indians Pitcher Davis Swenson was the hard luck loser giving up eight hits and just two earned runs in seven innings. Swenson is now 4-1 on the mound this […]

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Georgians Ripped Off by Western Sky Eligible for Refunds

If you were one of the thousands of Georgians ripped off by Western Sky Financial, you may be in line for some money. This week, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced his office is notifying consumers that settlement administrator, Dahl Administration, LLC, recently mailed out 10,806 Notice and Claim Form packets to Georgia consumers who are eligible for refunds as […]

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Martin Creek Access Temporarily Closed

CHARLES ROBERTSON, WLHR Martin Creek Access Area to close next Monday. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office will temporarily close the Martin Creek Access Area in Oconee County, South Carolina, beginning on April 10, to make major repairs to the boat launching ramp. The area is expected to be closed for approximately two weeks and […]

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