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Busy Holiday Weekend in Toccoa

December 6, 2013

A busy weekend of Christmas activities continues tonight in Toccoa. Downtown Toccoa will host its annual “Christmas Fest.” This year’s “Christmas Fest” will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s “Christmas Fest” will have a number of things to do for all...

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Humane Shelter Has Record Month

December 6, 2013
Humane Shelter Has Record Month

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has announced it had another record month for adopting and transferring out animals. The shelter reported this week that it saved 116 animals during the month of November, surpassing its previous best month of 88 animals in October. Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the shelter adopted out 50...

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Collins Supports Innovation Act

December 6, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has welcomed the passage of a House bill he said will improve the U.S. patent system. Collins spoke on the Innovation Act Thursday. Congressman Collins said that beyond giving American inventors the certainty and dignity their work deserves by protecting the value of patents, the Innovation Act brings...

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DNR Offers Hunting Reminders

December 6, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to make special note of a number of deer hunting regulations in Georgia statewide this month. DNR officials have reminded hunters that there was a regulation change in the number of available days to take deer of either sex depending on the type of equipment...

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Area Residents Concerned About Proposed EPD Rule Changes on Composting

December 5, 2013

Local residents and officials travel to Atlanta to express concerns over proposed state rule changes that would affect composting facilities, like the Wilbros facility on Rose Lane. A public hearing on the proposed rule changes was held Tuesday in Atlanta. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Environmental Protection Division is proposing changes to rules...

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Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Second Showcase Home

December 5, 2013
Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Second Showcase Home

The Currahee Club will be the site of another Southern Living magazine Showcase Home. On Wednesday, the club broke ground on the site of the 2014 Southern Living Showcase Home as part of a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting. Local government and business leaders were on hand for the announcement. Currahee Club Managing...

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Contract Approved for New Franklin Co. Manager

December 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners officially put a contract offer for new County Manager John Phillips in place, more than a month after he was hired. Last month, at the direction of Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges, the board set up a review team, consisting of Bridges, commissioner Jeff...

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“Babe” Heffron, Member of Easy Company, Dies At 90

December 5, 2013

  A member of the famed “Band of Brothers” has passed away. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Edward J. “Babe” Heffron passed away Sunday at a New Jersey hospital. He was 90 years old. Heffron was a paratrooper in Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The 506th Regiment formed and trained...

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Police Blotter

December 5, 2013

The Stehpens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Currahee Lane property earlier this week in reference to a reported burglary. In the report, a woman stated to the Sheriff’s Office on December 1 that $200 had been stolen from the property. The report does not list what was taken. Elsewhere, the Sheriff’s Office also...

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Proposed Land Use Plan Still Under Review

December 4, 2013

Work continues on a proposed Stephens County Land Use Ordinance. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the Land Use Regulations Committee has completed its initial review of a proposed land use plan for the county. “The committee has put together an ordinance for the Stephens County Board of Commissioners,” said Ayers.  “That ordinance...

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