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Hartwell DDA Suspends Board Meetings

December 27, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hartwell Downtown Development Authority board is suspending its regular meetings for the time being. That board has been at the center of a complaint filed by former Hartwell DDA Executive Director Mitch Skelton with the State Attorney General’s Office over the manner in which he was terminated...

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SCHS Hoops in Hartwell Tourney

December 27, 2013

Stephens County basketball return to action after the Christmas holiday today in Hartwell for a Christmas tournament that takes place today, Saturday, and Monday. AM 630 WNEG’s next broadcast of Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball comes up a week from today, on Friday, January 3, when Stephens County hosts Lumpkin County at...

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State Ag Dept. Issues Recall Notice

December 27, 2013

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has alerted the state’s residents to the recall of some Flat Creek Farm & Dairy‚Äôs Heavenly Blue and Aztec Cheddar cheeses, sold in Georgia and Florida, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores and...

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Stephens Co. BOE Hears From Substitute Management Company

December 26, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education hears a presentation from a company that is proposing to take over the handling and management of the school system’s substitute teachers. At its meeting last week, the Board of Education received a presentation from Kelly Services. They are a company that some school systems already use and...

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Law Enforcement Offers Holiday Home Safety Advice

December 26, 2013

Though Christmas Day is past, the travel holiday still continues for some and for some of those people that may still mean leaving town for a few days. For those heading out of town after Christmas, law enforcement is offering advice to help keep your home safe and limit its chances of being targeted...

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People First Gives Back with Holiday Event

December 26, 2013

A group of people with disabilities gives back to the community. People First of Stephens County held its annual Christmas party to help others in the community in Toccoa last Thursday. People First is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities made up of people with disabilities. People First Volunteer Supporter Jeraldine Hayes says...

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Corps Accepting Used Christmas Trees for Hartwell Lake

December 26, 2013

Starting today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will once again collect used, natural Christmas trees for use as fish attractors throughout Hartwell Lake. There will be two drop-off points in Georgia. The Corps said trees can be dropped off at the Poplar Springs boat ramp in Franklin County, as well as at the...

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No Fatal Crashes in Ga. Over Christmas Holiday

December 26, 2013

The Georgia Department of Public Safety reported Thursday that no fatal crashes were reported in Georgia over the 30-hour Christmas holiday travel period. The Georgia State Patrol said it investigated 90 traffic crashes that resulted in 51 injuries between 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and midnight Christmas Day. Last year, law enforcement officers statewide investigated...

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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Expire Saturday

December 26, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers will end this weekend. EUC is a federally funded benefit for long-term unemployed workers who have exhausted regular state unemployment insurance benefits. These benefits will end on Saturday and state Labor Department officials said it will impact nearly 40,000 workers in Georgia. The Labor...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrest

December 23, 2013

Area authorities say a Toccoa man faces drug charges after a business check. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a deputy was recently performing business checks when he encountered a suspicious person at a Mize Road convenience store. Shirley said upon further investigation, deputies recovered a large quantity of more than one ounce...

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