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Stephens Co. Marks July 4th

July 4, 2013
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A wet Wednesday could not stop the fireworks in Stephens County. The rain broke long enough Wednesday night for the annual Community Fireworks Show at the Stephens County Recreation Department to take place after dark. While the rain held off then, more is in the forecast for today to add to the more than...

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July 4th Travel Holiday Underway

July 4, 2013
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The Fourth of July holiday weekend is underway and state troopers are ready for a long and busy one. This year’s 102-hour holiday travel period started at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through midnight Sunday. As of this morning, there have been no fatalities on Georgia highways, according to numbers from the Georgia Department...

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Toccoa Police Open Holding Cell

July 4, 2013
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The Toccoa Police Department is re-instituting its holding cell. According to Chief Tim Jarrell, the Police Department started using its holding cell for individuals arrested by the police department this week. Jarrell said the department has always had one, but stopped using it a number of years ago. “Several years ago, we ceased using...

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Franklin Co. Missing Computer Files in Accts. Payable

July 4, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A computer file, containing all of Franklin County’s accounts payable records dating back to 2008, is missing from the computer used by former accounts payable clerk Rhonda Grizzle, who resigned last month. Grizzle quit her job suddenly June 13 during a called meeting of the Franklin County Board...

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Officials Offer Fireworks Reminders

July 4, 2013
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Officials with the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests are reminding visitors and campers this Fourth of July that the use and/or possession of all fireworks is prohibited on all national forests. According to those officials, fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Officials...

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E-911 Posting Ordinance Enforcement Continues

July 4, 2013
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Stephens County Marshal Tom Bennett said last month he continues to work on ensuring proper posting of E-911 addresses in the county. Bennett said that many have complied with the E-911 posting ordinance, but he is still encountering some improperly posted addresses. Starting April 1, officials indicated that the county would begin citing and...

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Four Seek Vacant Stephens Co. School Board Seat

July 3, 2013
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The Stephens County Board of Education’s next member will come from a group of four applicants. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that four people submitted letters expressing interest in filling the Board of Education seat vacated last month by Jerry Steele. Whiten identified the four applicants as Jimmy Howard, Rodney Moore, Inger...

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Stephens Co. Fireworks Display Set for Tonight if Weather Cooperates

July 3, 2013
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Stephens County will hope for clear skies tonight in order to hold the county’s annual Community Fireworks Show. The annual display will again take place at the Stephens County Recreation Department on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Stephens County Recreation Department Director Richard Adams said the show itself is set to start once it gets...

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July 4th Holiday Government Schedules Out

July 3, 2013
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Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the July 4th holiday. Toccoa City Hall will be closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day, as will Stephens County government offices. Meanwhile, routes for garbage and recyclables in the city of Toccoa scheduled to be picked up Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Commercial...

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SCSO Announces Arrests

July 3, 2013
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has reported two arrests. Authorities said the first arrest occurred in connection to a June 27 theft on Pineview Road. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, various pieces of gold and silver jewelry were taken from the residence. Shirley said that following an investigation; deputies with his office...

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