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Autopsy Results Confirm Drowning Over Weekend on Lake Hartwell

June 13, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Autopsy results are back on the Hartwell man who died while swimming in Lake Hartwell Saturday. 54-year old Dennis Baker of the Reed Creek Community in Hartwell died around 7:30 p.m. last Saturday evening while swimming with friends at the old Reed Creek Boat Ramp. Hart County Sheriff...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For Longstreet Cancer Center

June 13, 2013
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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For Longstreet Cancer Center

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday for the Longstreet Cancer Center. The Longstreet Cancer Center is under the banner of the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville. Dr. Anup Lahiry is the medical oncologist and hematologist for the Longstreet Cancer Center. He said they appreciate the support they have received...

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Rookie League All-Star Recap

June 13, 2013
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The Toccoa Rookie League baseball All-Stars win the District title. Toccoa defeated Habersham 12-4 Wednesday in Clarkesville to take the district crown. Meanwhile, in Rookie League softball, Toccoa’s All-Stars lost two games to be eliminated from the double-elimination tournament. Toccoa lost to Habersham 22-13 last Saturday and 11-9 to Hart last Monday in Rookie...

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Attorneys Continue Negotiations in Wilbros Case, Per Judge’s Orders

June 13, 2013
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Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said Tuesday that parties for both Wilbros and the plaintiffs suing Wilbros continue to negotiate per the instructions of the judge overseeing the civil suit. According to Ranck, the two sides are currently in the midst of a 15-day negotiating period to attempt to reach a new joint order...

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Stephens Co. Presents Proposed Budget for FY 2014

June 12, 2013
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Stephens County presents its proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented the proposed budget during Tuesday’s commission meeting. The proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget totals about $16.5 million for all funds and $12.9 million for the general fund. Both of those numbers are down from the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. The...

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Citing Misunderstanding, Carl Vinson Institute Says It Will Help County on Land Use

June 12, 2013
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Despite reports to the contrary, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government said Tuesday it is more than willing to help Stephens County in its efforts to design a land use plan. Last week, County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the institute notified her recently that it would not enter into a contract with Stephens...

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Toccoa Considering Yard Sale Ordinance

June 12, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners are considering enacting an ordinance to put some rules on yard sales in the city limits. Commissioners discussed the proposed ordinance Monday. Toccoa City Commissioner Gail Fry says she feels the ordinance is needed. Fry said she does not have a problem with yard sales in general. “I know that a...

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Last Two Defendants Enter Pleas In 2012 Home Invasion

June 12, 2013
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The final two defendants in a Stephens County home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the alleged intruders have entered pleas. 20-year-old Qym Dashun Johnson of Canon and 16-year-old Daniel Lee Holmes of an unknown address entered the pleas in Stephens County Superior Court earlier this week. Johnson entered an Alford...

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Doyle Street Pool May Open Next Week After All

June 11, 2013
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The Doyle Street Pool may stay afloat this summer after all and open next week. Last week, the Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA announced that the pool would not open this summer because of a problem with the pump and leaks in the pool. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioner Gail Fry announced that work had taken place...

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SPLOST VI Meeting Does Not Yield Agreement on Proposed Revenue Split

June 11, 2013
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SPLOST VI Meeting Does Not Yield Agreement on Proposed Revenue Split

Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners remain at an impasse over how to divide revenues if voters approve SPLOST VI this Fall. Officials from Stephens County, as well as Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon were all on hand Monday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for the third in a series of...

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