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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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Developer Changing Plans for Proposed Apartment Complex in Toccoa

May 30, 2013
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An Alabama development company is changing its plans for a proposed apartment complex development in Toccoa. In March, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a resolution of support for the project that is called Toccoa Terrace Apartments. At that time, the developer, Clement and Company of Mobile, Alabama, said it wanted to construct 48...

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Local Professor Up For National Award

May 30, 2013
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Local Professor Up For National Award

A local music professor is a quarterfinalist for a national award. Toccoa Falls College Assistant Professor of Music Education William David Stufft has been named as a quarterfinalist for the first ever GRAMMY Foundation Music Educator Award. The GRAMMY Foundation and the Recording Academy said they created the Music Educator Award to recognize current...

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County Commission Approves New Board of Elections Appointment

May 30, 2013
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The Stephens County Board of Registrations and Elections is getting a new member. William “Bill” Grant will serve as the Republican nominee to the Board for a two-year term. Grant replaces Michelle Grafton, who is resigning from the Board of Elections at the end of her term on June 30. Stephens County Commissioners unanimously...

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Police Blotter

May 30, 2013
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A truck driver is okay after striking a bear with his tractor-trailer Memorial Day morning in Toccoa. The Toccoa Police Department said a 2008 International Tractor Trailer owned by LP Service Company of Clarkesville and driven by Perry Lavance Zimmerman of Clarkesville was heading towards Toccoa on Falls Road just before 2:30 a.m. Monday...

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Stephens Co. Commission Rescinds Letter of Support for Water Project

May 29, 2013
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Stephens County Commissioners revoke their support for a proposed multi-million dollar project to interconnect area water systems. Madison and Elbert County officials want $10 million in state grant funds from the Governor’s Water Supply Program to interconnect water systems in five northeast Georgia counties, Stephens, Franklin, Madison, Elbert, and Oglethorpe. Last month, Stephens County...

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Toccoa Finalizes GEFA Loan Re-financing

May 29, 2013
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The city of Toccoa will save hundreds of thousands of dollars after re-financing the city’s loans with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. Last Wednesday, Robert W. Baird and Company of Atlanta presented its recommendation for re-financing around $6 million in GEFA water/wastewater fund debt the city has to Toccoa City Commissioners at a work...

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SCSO Arrests Man For Burglary, Entering Auto After Chase

May 29, 2013
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One man faces charges after alleged thefts and a high-speed chase last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said on May 20, Sheriff’s Office investigators received surveillance video from Crown Resources on Highway 17 of someone entering motor vehicles at the business the previous weekend. “They were removing items from inside the vehicles,” said...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops Below 8 Percent

May 29, 2013
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Stephens County’s unemployment rate drops below 8 percent for the first time in more than four years. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 7.7 percent in April. That is down three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised March rate...

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Wilkinson Gets A+ From Ga. Chamber

May 29, 2013
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Wilkinson Gets A+ From Ga. Chamber

Senator John Wilkinson makes the grade with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The Georgia Chamber awarded Wilkinson with the highest rank possible on the Chamber’s legislative scorecard.According to the Georgia Chamber in a press release, the A+ ranking Wilkinson received recognizes legislators who have strongly supported business initiatives throughout the 2013 legislative session. The...

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