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Labor Day Government Schedule

August 30, 2013

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Labor Day holiday. Toccoa City Hall will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday. For city residents, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday. The city says that commercial garbage will be picked...

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Indian Football Starts Tonight

August 30, 2013

The Stephens County High School Indian varsity football team kicks off its 2013 season tonight. Franklin County will visit the Reservation to take on the Indians in tonight’s regular season opener. Stephens County will look to follow up on last year’s 8-3 season that ended in the first round of the AAAA state playoffs...

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Dove Hunting Season Starts Sept. 7

August 30, 2013

It is almost time for dove hunting season in Georgia. By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, September 7. The official 2013-2014 dove seasons in Georgia are Sept. 7-22, Oct. 12-20 and Nov. 28 – Jan. 11 The long-awaited opening day of the statewide dove season...

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Services Held for Former Toccoa Mayor Sam Elrod, Jr.

August 30, 2013

A former Toccoa politician and businessman is laid to rest. Sam Jerome Elrod, Jr. died Monday and funeral services were held Thursday. Elrod, Jr. once served as Mayor of Toccoa. He also served several years on the GeorgiaMountain and Planning Commission and was owner of Toccoa Motors. Sam Jerome Elrod, Jr. was 87 years...

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Rep. Collins Visits NGTC

August 29, 2013
Rep. Collins Visits NGTC

Local business leaders and educators talk technical education with 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins. The congressman attended a roundtable event at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville Wednesday to discuss issues facing technical colleges. Businesses and school officials from numerous area counties, including Stephens, were on hand to talk with Collins about the...

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Wilbros Responds to Federal Civil Suit

August 29, 2013

Wilbros and associated defendants have now responded to a federal civil suit filed against them by about 100 local residents. The defendants in the case filed that response Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. In the response, the defendants denied the claims of violations of the federal Air Quality and Emissions Limitations Act,...

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Carl Vinson Institute to Review Draft Land Use Plan for Stephens Co.

August 29, 2013

Stephens County will use the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to review a draft of a proposed land use plan document. County commissioners unanimously approved that move Tuesday. The Land Use Regulation Committee recommended to the commission that its current draft proposed land use plan be sent for review...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Has $111 Million Impact on Local and State Economy

August 29, 2013

A report from the Georgia Hospital Association measures Stephens County Hospital’s impact on the local and state economy at over $100 million in 2011. The report released recently stated that the hospital had direct expenditures of nearly $49 million in 2011. According to the report, when that figure is combined with a multiplier taking...

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Alleged Burglary Leads to Two Arrests

August 29, 2013

Authorities said Wednesday two people face charges after an alleged burglary leads to their arrest. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said 30-year-old Joshua Edward Foster of Toccoa and 19-year-old Mariah Burnette of Canon were arrested on August 15 in connection to the alleged theft of $500 worth of surveillance camera and related equipment. Foster...

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Rickman Concerned About Changes to State Juvenile Code

August 28, 2013

Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brian Rickman is warning his counties about changes in state law coming next year that could increase local costs for juvenile court. Rickman spoke to Stephens County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday about changes to the state juvenile code that will take effect on January 1, 2014. According to...

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