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Banks Co. Investigating Case of Woman Glued to Toilet Seat

December 10, 2013

Authorities in Banks County continue to investigate an incident at a store in Commerce in which a woman was injured after being glued to a toilet. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a store on Tanger Boulevard back on November 27. When deputies arrived, they found that a woman had been...

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Lavonia Raising Water Rates

December 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Water customers in the City of Lavonia will soon see another rate hike. At its regular meeting last week, the Lavonia City Council voted to raise water rates to cover funding for several water system projects and upgrades. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman noted that the city last...

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SCMS Basketball Recap

December 10, 2013

Stephens County Middle School basketball is back in action after the Thanksgiving holiday. Teams were in action last Thursday and Saturday. On Thursday, the Stephens County Middle School 7th grade boys defeated Wilbanks Middle School 50-42.  Takias Nails led the Rebels wth 19 points and Ty Nails had 14 points. Meanwhile, the Stephens County...

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

December 9, 2013

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. The Toccoa Woman’s Club announced Monday that the best overall entry in this year’s parade belonged to the Stephens County Middle School FFA. The Middle School FFA also took home the honors for best entry from a school. This year’s best church entry belonged...

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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

December 9, 2013
Festival of Trees Winner Announced

 Main Street Toccoa has announced the winner for this year’s Festival of Trees. It is the Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County organization, said Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby. “There were 17 trees and they were all very beautiful,” said Crosby.  “We are very thankful for everyone that participated.” The Concerned Citizens group will...

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John Barge Visits Toccoa

December 9, 2013
John Barge Visits Toccoa

One of the candidates intending to challenge incumbent Governor Nathan Deal next year stops in Toccoa. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge spoke with local residents at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport on Saturday afternoon. Barge, a Republican, said he will challenge Deal for the party’s nomination for Governor. He said he feels there is...

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Toccoa Hosting Free Concert Friday at Schaefer Center

December 9, 2013

A foundation focused on artistic excellence and public outreach will bring a concert to Toccoa later this week. The Toccoa Main Street program is sponsoring the concert from the Piatigorsky Foundation on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

December 9, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today.  It is their first regularly scheduled meeting for the month of December.  It will start at 5 p.m. at ToccoaCity Hall.  Prior to the meeting, city commissioners will gather for a work session at 3:30 p.m., also at ToccoaCity Hall.  Both are...

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DOT Announces Area Road Work

December 9, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced road work for this week in Stephens and surrounding counties, weather permitting. In Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Route 365. Meanwhile in Franklin County, a crew will reset the grade of the shoulders alongside State Route 328 to ensure proper drainage from...

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Lavonia Cultural Center Director Resigns

December 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Director of the Lavonia Cultural Center has resigned. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said that Logan Davison informed the city of that decision on Wednesday morning. Davison was working under a one-year contract that expires at the end of December at a salary of $28,500.   Fesperman...

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