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Shelter Offers Director Candidate

July 10, 2013
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The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board has offered a candidate the position of shelter director. At a meeting Tuesday, board members in attendance voted unanimously to offer the position to Jeff Roberts of Norfolk, Virginia. Roberts was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of the Norfolk SPCA. Shelter Board Member Stanley London said Roberts...

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FBI Serves Search Warrant in Toccoa

July 10, 2013
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it had a presence in Stephens County on Tuesday. According to an e-mail from FBI Spokesman Special Agent Stephen Emmett, Tuesday’s law enforcement presence, which included the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and its various other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, was in support of a...

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Lake Hartwell Reaches Flood Stage; Corps Releases Water

July 10, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell Corps officials say that continuing rains are resulting in increased water releases from Lake Hartwell. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it opened the spillway gates at the Hartwell Dam Tuesday morning in order to lower the reservoir to below 665 feet above mean sea level, the...

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Work Continues On I-85 in Banks Co.

July 10, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation said work will continue on a stretch of Interstate 85 north of the Banks Crossing area through July. Crews are working weeknights between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. as weather permits to replace aging sections of concrete on a section of I-85 north beginning north of the Banks Crossing...

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Little League Update

July 10, 2013
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The Toccoa 9 and 10-year-old softball All-Stars pulled off a dramatic, come-from-behind win in the district semi-finals over Franklin County Tuesday night 12-8 in Clayton. Toccoa trailed 8-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning when they erupted for 10 runs on nine hits. Catcher Madison Rogers went 2 for 4 with 3...

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Toccoa Approves Yard Sale Ordinance After Changes

July 9, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners enact a yard sale ordinance, but not before making some changes to the initial proposal. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a yard sale ordinance. However, it is not the same ordinance that commissioners first looked at last month. The ordinance approved Monday still limits yard sales to property where there...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

July 9, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting and work session this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. The business meeting to vote on agenda items will...

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Boys and Girls Club To Start Community Garden in Toccoa

July 9, 2013
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Boys and Girls Club To Start Community Garden in Toccoa

The Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club will use grant money to help start a community garden in Toccoa. WellCare Health Plans has provided the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Toccoa-Stephens County with a grant to provide seed money to start the garden. Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club Director Cindy Arnold said that...

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Monday Little League All-Star Recap

July 9, 2013
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Toccoa’s 11 and 12-year-old softball Little League All-Stars punched their ticket to the district championship game Monday night with a 13-3 win in five innings over Franklin County in Clayton. Toccoa scored nine runs in the first inning for the second game in a row, using eight hits and two walks to build the...

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Some Franklin Co. Municipal Leaders Voicing Concerns Over Voting Precinct Consolidation

July 9, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some municipal leaders in Franklin County are voicing objections to the Franklin County Board of Elections’ decision to consolidate voting precincts. Last week, Royston Mayor David Jordan said he had asked the city attorney to research whether the Franklin County Board of Elections can legally consolidate precincts without...

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