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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

September 6, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday jury duty for Monday is cancelled in Stephens County, so jurors do not have to report.

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Rep. Collins Says He Can’t Support Military Action in Syria At This Time

September 6, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he does not feel that officials from the Obama administration made the case for military action in Syria during a hearing this week. Collins is the Vice Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He participated in this...

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Lavonia Continues Effort to Switch to Digital Water Meters

September 6, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The switch to upgrade Lavonia water customers to new digital water meters is one step closer to reality. In April, the city of Lavonia announced it would be making the switch to digital meters as a cost saving measure. At the Lavonia City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday night,...

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Former Toccoa Manager Mike Jackson Responds to Firing

September 5, 2013

Former Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson is responding to getting fired by city commissioners Tuesday. Jackson said it saddens him that the commission chose this route. “It is sad that two commissioners, who are not going to be here in four months, have basically caused this to happen and the remaining commissioners went along...

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Some Commissioners Responding to Jackson Comments

September 5, 2013

Some city commissioners are responding to some of what Jackson has said regarding his termination. Toccoa City Commissioner Gail Fry said it was a decision made by the commissioners after a lot of consideration. “I would like to say that the decision to terminate the contract of Mr. Jackson was a unanimous decision on...

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Identity of Weekend Accident Fatality Released

September 5, 2013

Authorities have released the name of the person killed in a fatal accident over the weekend in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, the accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot, near the Verizon retailer. Jarrell said a 2011 Kia Optima driven by 67-year-old Patricia Wheeler Smith of...

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Franklin Co. To Give Water Tank to Danielsville

September 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County plans to give at least one of two aging water tanks to the City of Danielsville in Madison County. At their recent work session, the board heard from Danielsville Mayor Todd Higdon who said the city is in need of extra storage capacity because of an...

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Toccoa Commissioners Fire Mike Jackson, Former City Manager Morse in Line to Return

September 4, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners fire City Manager Mike Jackson and are looking to the past for his replacement. At a special called meeting this morning, city commissioners unanimously voted to terminate Jackson as city manager and announced the commission would vote on hiring former Toccoa City Manager, and current Franklin County Manager, Billy Morse, at...

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Morse “Interested” in Toccoa Job, No Final Decision Yet

September 4, 2013

Franklin County Manager Billy Morse said Tuesday he has not made any decision about coming back to his old job as City Manager of Toccoa, but adds he is considering it. Morse confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Toccoa City Commissioners had reached out to him. “We are talking at this point in time,” said Morse.¬†...

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Local Church Holding First Responder Appreciation Event

September 4, 2013

A local church is holding an event next week on September 11 to show appreciation for the emergency personnel and law enforcement of Toccoa and Stephens County. The Pointe Church is holding a meal and recognition event next Wednesday in honor of the Sheriff’s Office, Toccoa Police Department, EMS, Stephens County Rescue Unit, Toccoa...

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