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Franklin Jail Funding Remains at Standstill

March 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A lengthy discussion recently on how to pay for an addition to the Franklin County Detention Center seems to have left the board of commissioners back where it started. At issue is how to come up with the $2.7 million architects say it will now cost to add...

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Study Discusses NGTC Economic Impact on Area

March 12, 2014

A recent study states that the economic impact of North Georgia Technical College on the area it serves adds up to $35.2 million. The study was recently conducted by a University of Georgia economist and commissioned by the Technical College System of Georgia. It looked at how much the area served by North Georgia...

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Nobody Bids on Toccoa Pool Construction

March 11, 2014

The city of Toccoa will evaluate what to do next after no companies submitted a bid to construct the new city swimming pool. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced at Monday’s meeting that the city had received no bids for the construction of the pool at this time. Morse said that the lack of...

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“Band of Brothers” Guarnere Remembered

March 11, 2014

Another member of the “Band of Brothers” passes away. William “Wild Bill” Guarnere passed away over the weekend in Pennsylvania. Guarnere trained at CampToccoa and was a member of Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment depicted in the HBO miniseries, “Band of Brothers.” Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Expected to Vote on Land Use Today

March 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote this morning on whether to adopt a land use ordinance for the county. County Commissioners will meet starting at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, the commission will hold a second public hearing to solicit comments on...

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Toccoa Police, NCIS Unit Announce Three Drug Arrests

March 11, 2014

Local law enforcement said Monday three people face charges after a drug bust at a Toccoa apartment complex last week. On March 3, agents of the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team and the Toccoa Police Department served a probation warrant on 20-year-old Quamaine Johnson of Toccoa at an apartment complex on South Pond Street....

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Stephens/Hart Baseball Game Moved Up To Today

March 11, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team will get back into action a day early. Stephens County’s baseball game at Hart County that was originally scheduled for Wednesday has been moved up to today. First pitch today in Hartwell between the Indians and the Bulldogs is set for 5:55 p.m. Air time on AM 630...

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TFC Takes Two of Three in Weekend Baseball Action

March 11, 2014

The Toccoa Falls College baseball team is back at home for a scheduled doubleheader today after taking two of three games over the weekend. The Eagles traveled to Hiwassee College in Tennessee on Friday and Saturday for three games. TFC lost the first game 6-1, mustering only a solo home run from Josh Hill....

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Qualifying Complete for Elections

March 10, 2014

Stephens County will have three contested county commission races in this year’s May primary. Candidate qualifying ended Friday afternoon. Incumbent Republican County Commissioners Stanley London and Dean Scarborough will both face opposition in their bids for re-election. Jonesy Haygood qualified as a Republican to challenge London for the Post Four seat and Charles “Chuck”...

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One Week Left in Early Voting for Stephens Co. Special Election

March 10, 2014

Early voting is continuing in Stephens County for the special election to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe are both running to serve out the term, which ends on December 31. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that...

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