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Rabid Cat in Carnesville

August 14, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County woman must undergo a series of shots after being severely bitten by a rabid cat. It happened last Wednesday at a home in the Nails Creek Community near Carnesville. Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff said the woman was trying to help a stray...

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Stephens Co. Government Building Back Open Wednesday

August 13, 2013
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Officials report that the Stephens County Government Building will re-open Wednesday morning at its normal time.

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Toccoa Commissioners Leave City Millage Rate Unchanged

August 13, 2013
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The city of Toccoa will keep its millage rate the same this year. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to again set the millage rate at 6 mills for 2013. This is the second straight year the millage rate has been an even 6 mills. Toccoa Mayor David Austin said he is pleased the...

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TCC Re-convenes for Executive Session After Adjourning; No Action Taken

August 13, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners ended their meeting last night, but then chose almost immediately to re-convene and enter executive session. After Mayor David Austin adjourned the meeting, city commissioners soon asked Toccoa City Attorney John Dickerson about re-convening a meeting that had already been adjourned. Dickerson advised them that the press had to be notified...

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Plaintiffs in Federal Suit Ask for Injunction to Shut Wilbros Down

August 13, 2013
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About 100 local residents suing Wilbros in federal court want the judge to issue a preliminary injunction shutting down the facility on Rose   Lane pending a trial on the suit they filed earlier this month in federal court. Toccoa Attorney Alton Adams said he filed the motion for a preliminary injunction in U.S....

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

August 13, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to talk public works and roads during their regularly scheduled meeting and work session this morning. County commissioners are set to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, county commissioners are scheduled to consider the awarding...

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Woman Found Guilty in Franklin Co. Murder Trial

August 13, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A woman convicted in the stabbing and beating death of an elderly Lavonia man now awaits sentencing. On Friday, a Franklin County jury found 39-year old Marian Owens guilty of felony murder, malice murder, and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of 71-year old Tommy Cleveland...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

August 12, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to set the city’s millage rate at a meeting later today. City commissioners will hold their first regularly scheduled meeting for August at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. The city commission has proposed keeping the millage rate at an even 6 mills in 2013, the same rate...

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Rep. Collins To Be In Toccoa Thursday

August 12, 2013
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9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will appear in Stephens County later this week. Collins is hosting a “Coffee with the Congressman” event in Toccoa on Thursday. The Hall County Republican will be at the Java Station on Big A Road in Toccoa from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The announcement stated Collins will use...

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DNR Releases Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide

August 12, 2013
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Area hunters can now take a look at the latest state hunting regulations. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the 2013-2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available to the public. DNR Spokeswoman Melissa Cummings said the guide provides hunters in Georgia with a wealth of important information....

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