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Jarrell Issues Warning On Door-to-door Salespeople

July 30, 2013
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Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell is urging city residents to use caution when a door-to-door salesperson approaches. According to Jarrell, the police department has recently received a number of reports from city residents about people heading door-to-door selling things like home security systems, carpet cleaning services, and other services or products. Jarrell said the...

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Stephens Co., Toccoa Holding Joint Meeting This Morning

July 30, 2013
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Stephens County and Toccoa City Commissioners will come together this morning for a joint meeting. The two boards will meet at 8:30 a.m. today at the Cornerstone Restaurant on Doyle   Street in downtown Toccoa to discuss a number of items. Items on the agenda for this morning’s joint meeting of the two commissions...

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Armed Robbery in Gumlog Community

July 30, 2013
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Armed Robbery in Gumlog Community

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia This vehicle was used in a armed robbery at a residence in the Gumlog Community of FranklinCounty around 4:06 p.m. Monday. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said no one was hurt but a rifle was discharged by one of the suspects. He said authorities are searching for two...

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Little League Update

July 30, 2013
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The Toccoa Junior League Softball All-Stars are into the Southeast Regional Semifinals. Toccoa defeated North Carolina state champion Rutherfordton Little League 18-8 Monday in their final game in pool play in Fort Myers, Florida. Everybody had at least one hit for Toccoa and as a team, Toccoa had 15 hits. Isabella Fernandez had two...

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Weather Continues To Cause Landfill Closure Work Delays

July 30, 2013
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Weather continues to cause delays for the final phase of landfill closure at the StephensCounty landfill. Last week, Stephens County Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to grant a 90-day extension for Phase III landfill closure due to inclement weather. Representatives with the firm supervising landfill closure said that crews have not been able to...

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Police Blotter

July 30, 2013
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported theft at a local industry. According to a report on file, authorities responded to the Liberty   Hill Road industry on July 22 in reference to a theft. The report stated that the maintenance supervisor noticed that morning that a steel cable he had put...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

July 29, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners will gather later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. City commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at ToccoaCity Hall. This is the second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of July. It was pushed back a week from its normal date due to schedule conflicts. During today’s meeting,...

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Collins Introduces MOTOR Act

July 29, 2013
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9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is proposing a bill that would change the fees marinas on Army Corps of Engineers lakes, like Hartwell and Lanier, are forced to pay. Last week, Collins announced the introduction of the Marina Operator Tax Obligation Relief Act of 2013, or the MOTOR Act. Collins said the proposal...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Up in June

July 29, 2013
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The preliminary June unemployment numbers show a rise in the unemployment rate for StephensCounty. According to the figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, StephensCounty had a preliminary unemployment rate of 8.8 percent in June. That marks a seven-tenth of a percentage point jump from the revised May rate of 8.1...

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Business Expansion Coming to NE Ga.

July 29, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Michigan company is moving its operations to northeast Georgia. Recently, Field Service Engineering, or FSE, announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters from Oakland County, Michigan to HartCounty in the GatewayIndustrial   Park near Interstate 85. Field Service Engineering also plans to invest $5 million in...

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