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Hart Co. Humane Society Receives Grant

June 3, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Humane Society is the recipient of a grant to help with spaying and neutering animals. Recently, Hart County Humane Society President Donna Madkiff received a grant check from Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black in the amount of $7,500. Madkiff said the money would...

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Sandy Steele Named SCHS Principal

May 31, 2013
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Stephens County High School has a new principal. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to approve Sandy Steele as the new principal at the high school effective July 1. Steele moves to the high school from the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices, where he has served as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching...

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Jerry Steele To Resign From Stephens Co. Board of Education

May 31, 2013
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Speaking of Jerry Steele … he said that he will leave his position on the Board of Education at the end of next month. Steele announced his resignation Thursday at the Board of Education’s called meeting and the board then accepted it. The resignation will become effective June 30. Steele said with his son...

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Nelms Out as Stephens Co. E-911/EMA Director

May 31, 2013
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Stephens County is looking for a new E-911 and Emergency Management Agency Director. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the decision was made to terminate Rex Nelms without cause from that position Thursday. “The board, I, and the county attorney all consulted and decided that we wanted to move the E-911 center in a...

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Doyle St. Pool Still Closed

May 31, 2013
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The Doyle Street Pool remains closed due to problems with the pool’s pumps. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said Thursday that problems with the pumps at the pool have persisted through the week. As a result, the pool remains closed until further notice. Dake said the YMCA continues to work on getting the...

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Music Series Kicks Off Saturday in Toccoa

May 31, 2013
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A summer music series returns to downtown Toccoa this weekend for its second year. The 2nd annual “Ida Cox Music Series” will begin this Saturday night in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that they are looking forward to a successful summer of outdoor music. “One of our goals in...

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Camp Toccoa Celebration, D-Day Run This Weekend

May 31, 2013
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Stephens County is hosting an anniversary celebration this weekend for two Camp Toccoa regiments. The 70th Anniversary Celebration for the 511th and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments who trained at Camp Toccoa will take place today and Saturday. Saturday, a program to recognize the two regiments will take place at 11 a.m. on the Camp...

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Hart Co. Probate Judge Reprimanded

May 31, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission has reprimanded Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith. In a ruling issued late last week, the Commission said it had received complaints from citizens in Hart County regarding Smith’s involvement in his son’s campaign for the Magistrate Judge seat in March. Joey Smith...

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Harkness Pleads to Lesser Charges

May 30, 2013
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An area attorney with an office in Toccoa enters a plea agreement in Habersham County Superior Court. According to information provided by the Habersham County Clerk of Court’s Office, Jerry Bruce Harkness, Sr. of Demorest pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct recently. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Harkness was...

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DNR Says Quiet Weekend on Hartwell

May 30, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Officials said this week that the new boating under the influence law in Georgia appears to be making a difference already. According to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, the Memorial Day holiday weekend saw relatively few incidents on Lake Hartwell. Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum...

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