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New Chamber of Commerce Director Named

December 2, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce names its new President. Monday, The Chamber announced the selection of Julie Paysen as the new Chamber President in a press release. Paysen replaces Wendi Bailey, who retired in August after serving as Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President for nearly eight years. Paysen’s first day on the job...

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Topic of SCHS Cat Castration Case Comes Up at Shelter Board Meeting

December 2, 2014

Teachers, parents, students, and others supporting Stephens County High School Agriculture Teacher Daniel Hebert make their feelings known to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board. The shelter board met Monday at Toccoa City Hall. Hebert was summoned to appear in Stephens County Magistrate Court this month on two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty for...

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Humane Shelter Director’s Contract Extended

December 2, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board gives Shelter Director Jeff Roberts a one-year extension. Shelter Board Chair Stanley London made the announcement Monday. He said the one-year extension of Roberts’ contract came by a 5-1 vote, with board member Joan Allen voting “no.” “I think right now, he is just getting things worked out...

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More Charges Possible in Fatal SR 77 Ext. Wreck

December 2, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More charges could be leveled against the driver who plowed head on into a family vehicle Friday, killing a Franklin County couple and their 5-year old daughter. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Monday that Marco Hernandez remains hospitalized from injuries he received from the wreck. The wreck happened...

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NGTC Announces GOAL Semi-Finalists

December 2, 2014

North Georgia Technical College is announcing the semi-finalists for this year’s Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership, or GOAL Award, at the school. The GOAL Program is designed to spotlight outstanding achievement by students in the Georgia Technical College System and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workplace. GOAL candidates are...

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17 Killed Over Thanksgiving Holiday On Ga. Highways

December 1, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting 17 traffic fatalities over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This year’s 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ended at midnight Sunday. One of those fatal wrecks occurred Friday afternoon in Hart County and killed three members of a Franklin County family....

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City Adopts Health Rules, Regs To Help With Code Enforcement

December 1, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission approves a series of public health rules and regulations at the request of the state Department of Health. City commissioners unanimously approved the ordinance at their meeting last Monday and then also unanimously voted to waive the second reading of the ordinance. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the city...

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Love Light Ceremony Thursday at Stephens Co. Hospital

December 1, 2014

It’s Love Light time again at Stephens County Hospital. Love Light is the annual fundraising campaign organized by the Stephens County Hospital Auxiliary. The Hospital Auxiliary comes under the umbrella of the Stephens County Hospital Foundation. Each year, the Love Light campaign culminates with the Love Light tree lighting ceremony. This year, that event...

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BBB Offers Tips for Cyber Monday

December 1, 2014

While Black Friday was the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, today is Cyber Monday, which the Better Business Bureau says has replaced Black Friday as the most popular day to shop for the holidays. Cyber Monday represents the day where people head online to shop. With that in mind, the Better Business...

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One Region 8-AAAA Team Left In State Football Playoffs

December 1, 2014

Region 8-AAAA champion Buford remains alive in the state AAAA football playoffs. The Wolves moved into this coming week’s semi-finals by defeating Marist in the quarterfinals on Friday night, 30-6. Buford will travel to Cartersville for Friday’s semi-finals. Cartersville came back to beat Sandy Creek,, 35-31. Region 8-AAAA runner-up North Oconee came up just...

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