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Stephens Co. Government Building Back Open Today

August 14, 2013
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The Stephens County Government Building is back open this morning after being closed Tuesday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the cause for the closure was a water leak and the corresponding damage. “Some of the pipes that are hooked into the air conditioner between the second and third floors burst and flooded...

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Stephens Co. Commission Gets Public Works Update

August 14, 2013
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Stephens County Public Works Director Tim Mitchem said that his department is doing a good job in light of recent heavy rains and other challenges. Mitchem provided an update on the department to Stephens County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. He told the commission that in recent days and weeks, public works crews have...

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Stephens Co. Native Near Florida Resort Sinkhole

August 14, 2013
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Stephens Co. Native Near Florida Resort Sinkhole

A Stephens County resident and members of his family wake up in Florida to find that they were near a sinkhole that swallowed one of the buildings in their resort complex. Jimmy Hopkins and family members were in Clermont, Florida this week when a 100-foot sinkhole swallowed a building in the Summer Bay Resort...

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Currahee Club Hosting Farmer and Artisan Day

August 14, 2013
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A new event in Stephens County later this month will highlight local farmers and artisans. The Currahee Club is hosting its first Farmer and Artisan Day on Saturday, August 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the club located at the end of Oak   Valley Road in Stephens County. Currahee Club Community Manager...

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Ethan Martin Makes Start in Atlanta

August 14, 2013
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Ethan Martin makes his first appearance in Atlanta. The Toccoa native pitched in front of numerous family and friends Tuesday as he started for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field. Martin pitched well in five innings for the Phillies, allowing just three runs and six hits, while striking out six...

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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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