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Food Processor Coming to Hart County, Bringing 120 Jobs

January 24, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new food processing plant is coming to Hart County and bringing more than a hundred jobs with it. The Hart County Industrial Building Authority announced recently that Lake Foods, a newly established food processor, is opening its first location in mid-February in Hart County. Hart County Industrial...

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Weather Related Announcement

January 24, 2014

Habersham County Schools are on a 2 HOUR DELAY TODAY FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF. Stephens County Schools are on a NORMAL SCHEDULE this morning.

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EPD Tells Wilbros To Shut Down

January 23, 2014

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division orders the Wilbros facility in Toccoa to shut down. Today, the EPD announced it will revoke the environmental permits for Wilbros and has ordered the facility on Rose Lane to close, pending any appeal by Wilbros. In its announcement, the EPD said Wilbros has been cited for numerous violations...

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Federal Judge Dismisses Wilbros Lawsuit Filed by Adams

January 23, 2014

The news from the EPD regarding Wilbros comes on the same day that a federal judge ruled against local residents suing Wilbros in U.S. District Court. This week, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story dismissed a lawsuit filed against Wilbros in federal court by about 100 local residents represented by Toccoa attorney Alton Adams....

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Ayers Says County Retreat Went Well

January 23, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners start planning for the year ahead. The county commission and staff gathered for a retreat Friday to talk a number of different items. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it was a busy day as the commissioners talked about 17 different topics. Ayers said the retreat gives the commissioners an opportunity to...

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SCMS Basketball Update

January 23, 2014

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams will return to action Friday against Franklin County. Last weekend, Stephens County Middle School’s teams took on Madison County Friday and Elbert County on Saturday. In 7th grade girls’ action, the Lady Rebels were defeated by Madison County Friday 43-27.¬† Kiki Bowman and Ashton Ayers had 6...

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Toccoa Main Street Awards Today

January 23, 2014

The annual Toccoa Main Street Awards will take place later today. The annual reception will be held at the SchaeferCenter  beginning at 5:00 p.m. with light refreshments.  This year the program will consist of a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and an Awards Program beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. At the Toccoa...

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Federal Charges Possible on Toccoa Man With Firearms, Live Grenades

January 22, 2014

A Toccoa man faces a local charge and possibly federal charges after an investigation that culminated in two search warrants last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that 67-year-old Paul Coy Hulse of Toccoa was arrested last week on a local charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Shirley said...

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Whiten Discusses SCHS Football Coach Hiring Process

January 22, 2014

Stephens County High School is moving quickly to start the process of hiring a new head football coach. School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten outlined the process for filling the vacancy at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting. Stephens County is looking for a new football coach after Travis Noland resigned last week to take...

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Stephens Co. BOE Elects 2014 Officers

January 22, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton will continue serving as the Stephens County Board of Education Chair for another year. The board selected Pinkerton to serve as chair at its meeting Tuesday. Pinkerton took over as Chair last year after the resignation of former Chair Jerry Steele from the board. She said she is glad to serve...

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