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Collins Hosting Veterans Benefits Fair

February 19, 2014

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will host a Veterans Benefits Fair in Toccoa on Thursday. It will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stephens County National Guard Armory on Savannah Street in Toccoa. Collins will be joined by his constituent services staff and representatives from the Veterans’ Administration....

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Toccoa Approves New Franchise Agreement with Lavonia

February 19, 2014

Toccoa approves a new franchise agreement with the city of Lavonia. City commissioners unanimously voted to adopt the agreement at its meeting on Monday, February 10. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said a franchise agreement is something Toccoa has with Lavonia and all of the cities that Toccoa’s natural gas system passes through. He...

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Hudgens Issues Initial Winter Storm Damage Cost Estimate

February 19, 2014

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is putting a number on the estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week’s winter storm. Hudgens said that those estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week’s winter storm stand at $25 million. The estimate was based on claims reported by various property and casualty insurance companies. The...

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Turkey Quota Hunt Application Deadline Extended

February 19, 2014

With many Georgians experiencing power outages and other challenges this past week, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is extending the turkey quota hunt application deadline through 11:59 p.m. tonight. Wildlife Resources Division Game Management Section Chief John Bowers said the Department wants to give sportsmen and women every opportunity to apply...

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Special Election Voter Registration Deadline Today

February 18, 2014

Today is an important deadline regarding the March 18 special election in Stephens County. “Today is the last day to register to vote for the special election that is coming up on March 18,” said Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley.  “If they are not registered by the end of today, they cannot vote in...

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Dispute Over Stephens Co. Hospital Medicare Funds Continues

February 18, 2014

Stephens County Hospital continues trying to resolve a dispute over hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicare funds. Last Fall, the hospital reported that it had around $800,000 in Medicare funds withheld by Medicare over a dispute that stems from Medicare paperwork filed by the hospital back in Fiscal Year 2009. Hospital Administrator Ed...

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BBB Offers Storm Damage Repair Advice

February 18, 2014

The Better Business Bureau is offering advice for anyone who may have suffered damage from ice or snow as a result of last week’s winter storm. BBB Spokesman Mike Boynton said there are several things people should keep in mind if they have suffered damage from the storm that needs repair. “There are a...

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Lady Indians Fall to Chestatee in Region Hoops Semis

February 18, 2014

The Stephens County Lady Indian basketball team will play for third place in the Region 8-AAAA girls’ basketball tournament later today. Monday, the Lady Indians fell to Chestatee 36-29 in a region semi-final game at Lanier High School. With the win, Chestatee’s girls will advance to the region championship game tonight at Lanier against...

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Plantiffs File Brief in Wilbros Civil Court Case

February 18, 2014

Stephens County and the other plaintiffs involved in the civil suit against the Wilbros facility on Rose Lane in Stephens County have filed court papers in support of their call for a court order to shut the Wilbros facility down and hold Wilbros in contempt of court. Those court documents argue that since the...

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TCC, City DDA Meet for Work Session

February 17, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners look at the year ahead in downtown Toccoa with the city’s Downtown Development Authority. The two boards met for a joint work session last Monday. Joining the boards was Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development Director Billy Peppers. He said that small businesses and downtown can have more...

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