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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

July 28, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners will consider a possible street abandonment at their meeting later today. The county commission is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On the agenda for today’s meeting is consideration of a motion to abandon part of Crump...

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Banks Co. Home Invasion Suspect Caught

July 28, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion earlier this month in Banks County has been captured in the state of Louisiana. According to Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin, Jackson Lewis Sanders was arrested in Baton Rouge over the weekend. “Sanders is currently facing...

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Area Residents Appointed to State Boards

July 28, 2015

Three area residents are among those appointed last week to boards by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. The appointees are Matt Arthur of Lakemont to the REACH Scholarship Board, Tom Wilson of Franklin Springs to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services Board, and Michael E. Mixon of Clarkesville to the State Board of Accountancy. Arthur is...

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Local Students Go To NGTC Camp

July 28, 2015
Local Students Go To NGTC Camp

The Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Camp was back this year by popular demand and 18 campers from the Toccoa Boys and Girls Club spent an action packed week in June at North Georgia Technical College designing, building and producing from scratch an invention they could show with pride. Aimed at introducing young persons in...

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DOT Announces Slight Traffic Shift on Hwy. 328 Starting Tuesday

July 27, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing a traffic pattern shift on a southern Stephens County highway as the State Route 17 widening project continues. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that this week, crews will shift traffic on to temporary asphalt on State Route 328 at its intersection with the new State Route...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

July 27, 2015

It appears to be a light agenda for the Toccoa City Commission when it meets for its second meeting of the month of July later today. There is only one item on the agenda under “new business” for the city commission to consider. That is a request to abandon a portion of East Savannah...

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Baldwin Fire Chief Struck By Vehicle Over Weekend

July 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Baldwin Fire Chief Joe Roy is expected to recover from injuries he received over the weekend during a fundraiser. It happened Saturday morning at the intersection of Georgia Highway 384/ Duncan Bridge Road at Mud Creek Road near Baldwin in Habersham County, according to Georgia State Patrol Toccoa...

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Back to School Bash Saturday

July 27, 2015

The start of a new school year is just weeks away in Stephens County, which means it is time to start getting ready to go back. To help get ready to go back, a local church and some other area organizations and businesses are teaming up for what has become an annual event. This...

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Ga. Division of Aging Services Confirms Data Breach

July 27, 2015

Georgia’s Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services said it has notified about 3,000 clients in the Community Care Services Program of an unauthorized disclosure of their protected health information. Department of Human Services officials said that the department has identified the root cause of the issue and resolved it. According to officials,...

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TenCate Donates to NGTC Foundation

July 27, 2015
TenCate Donates to NGTC Foundation

A northeast Georgia industry is providing scholarship money to North Georgia Technical College. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it had received a donation from TenCate Geosynthetics. The foundation said that the funds will be used for scholarships for students with documented financial need who are enrolled in the Industrial Systems...

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