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Rabun Co. Makes Arrest in Suspicious Package Incident

June 27, 2013
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By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton Authorities in Rabun County said they have made an arrest in connection to a suspicious package dismantled by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation bomb squad earlier this month. The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office said authorities have taken an arrest warrant for 44-year-old Roger Jerry Lovell of Covington, Georgia...

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Police Blotter

June 27, 2013
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a residential fire over the weekend. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, crews and authorities responded to Ayersville Road in response to a residential fire on Sunday afternoon. The report stated that there had been a fire in the bedroom...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves FY 14 Budget in Divided Vote

June 26, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioners approve the county’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The county commission approved the budget by a 4-1 vote Tuesday at its meeting. County Commissioner Dean Scarborough cast the lone vote against the budget. He said the county needed to shrink the budget more this year. “I felt we have taken too much...

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Work Continues To Open Doyle St. Pool

June 26, 2013
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The Doyle Street Pool in Toccoa could open as soon as the end of this week if all goes well. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said that work is ongoing to try and get the pool open as quickly as possible. “We are in the final stages of getting the chemicals properly balanced,”...

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Former Toccoa Mayor To Be Laid To Rest Today

June 26, 2013
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Funeral services for a former Mayor of Toccoa will take place later today. Harold Watson passed away Saturday at the age of 82. Watson served as Mayor of Toccoa in 1968, while sitting on the city commission. He also co-founded Bowen and Watson, Inc. in Toccoa in 1956, which he owned and operated until...

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Toccoa 9-10 Baseball Into District All-Star Semis

June 26, 2013
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The Toccoa 9 and 10-year-old Baseball All-Stars are into the district semifinals. Toccoa defeated Rabun County 8-3 in their final game of pool play Tuesday at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. With the win, Toccoa finished second in its pool with a 1-1 record, while Rabun finished 0-2. Next up for the Toccoa...

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Ga. Participating in “Operation Dry Water” This Weekend

June 26, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will again put the spotlight on boating under the influence this weekend in advance of the July 4th holiday. Georgia is participating in this year’s “Operation Dry Water.” DNR Assistant Chief of Law Enforcement Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Weaver said that “Operation Dry Water” is a nationally coordinated effort...

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NGTC Receives Approval for Associate Science of Nursing Program

June 26, 2013
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The Technical College System of Georgia board has given North Georgia Technical College the go-ahead for its Associate of Science in Nursing degree. Earlier this month, North Georgia Tech received approval of the degree program effective this coming Fall semester. In addition, school officials said that the program has also received initial approval from...

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Stephens Co. Commission Expected to Vote on FY 2014 Budget Today

June 25, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote on adopting the county’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget at their meeting later today. Two weeks ago, Stephens County Administrator/Finance Director Phyllis Ayers presented the proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. The proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget Ayers presented totaled about $16.5 million...

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Area Broadband Project Making Progress

June 25, 2013
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Officials are moving forward now that crews have completed installation on part of a broadband expansion project in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that crews have finished building out the first couple of phases of a regional high-speed broadband loop. “18 miles of fiber has...

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