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Crump, Adams Trial Into Testimony Phase

January 8, 2014

Attorneys for the U.S. government say that two Toccoa men charged with plotting attacks against the U.S. government and its citizens were not just talking, but preparing to take action. Opening statements in the trial of Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams took place Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. Calling...

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Stephens Humane Shelter Takes in 77 Cats from One Location

January 8, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is seeking the public’s help after taking in 77 cats from one location earlier this week. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said it started with the Georgia Department of Agriculture contacting Animal Control about the cats, which were at a location on DeFoor Road. Roberts said that Animal Control and...

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2013 Busy Year for Stephens Co. Government

January 8, 2014

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county accomplished quite a bit in 2013. Ayers spoke about the year that just wrapped up earlier this week with AM 630 WNEG. She said that while 2013 was a challenging year, it was a good year for the county in the sense that it moved...

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Legislative Preview Breakfast Tomorrow

January 8, 2014

With the Georgia General Assembly gearing up to start next week, local legislators will take time tomorrow to preview the upcoming legislative session. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual pre-legislative session “Politics & Pastries” event Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown...

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Ty Cobb Welcomes New Year’s Baby

January 8, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia  It’s a girl as Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia is welcoming its first baby born in the new year. Baby Ma-Riyah LaShahy Hester was born Friday, January 3 at 12:52 p.m. MaRiyah weighed in at 6 pounds and was 18 inches long.   She is the...

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Wednesday Morning Weather Announcements

January 8, 2014

Things are starting to get back to normal as the cold weather slowly moves out. Stephens County Schools are back on a normal schedule this morning. We do have one cancellation to announce. Hart County Schools are closed today. Staff at South Hart Elementary School should not report to work, but all other staff...

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Tuesday, Jan. 7 Weather Announcements

January 7, 2014

Stephens County Schools — CLOSED FOR STUDENTS.  School system staff should report at 9 a.m. today in Stephens County Habersham County Schools — CLOSED, Administrators and 12-month employees should report at 10 a.m., optional teacher workday at 10 a.m. Jefferson City Schools — CLOSED Civil Air Patrol Currahee Cadet Squadron Meeting Scheduled for Tonight...

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Trial Underway for Crump, Adams

January 7, 2014

Opening statements are expected this morning in the trial of two men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government. The trial of Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, started Monday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville in front of Judge Richard W. Story. Jury selection took most...

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Relief From Cold Coming Slowly, Say Forecasters

January 7, 2014

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...

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Hudgens Issues General Info on Homeowners’ Policies In Light of Deep Freeze

January 7, 2014

With the whole state in a deep freeze, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies. Hudgens said depending on the source of the property damage, a person may or may...

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