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Toccoa Man Indicted in 2012 Fatal Wreck

January 16, 2014

A man faces homicide by vehicle and other charges after an indictment this week by a Stephens County grand jury. This week, the grand jury indicted Joshua Lamar Hanley of Toccoa on two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, DUI, reckless driving, failure to report an accident, and making a false...

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Stephens Co. Commission Denies Request for Additional Payment

January 16, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners deny a request for additional payment from the engineering company that oversaw the closure of the county’s landfill. Tuesday, Harbin Engineering requested an additional $30,000 for construction observation and administration of the landfill closure. The company’s Steven Harbin said there are multiple reasons they are asking for the extra money, including...

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Stephens Co. Solar Panel Project Moving Forward

January 16, 2014

A solar panel farm project in Stephens County appears to be moving full speed ahead. Tuesday, the Stephens County Development Authority board voted to approve and execute a lease agreement with a company called United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta for the company to construct a solar panel farm on land the Development Authority owns...

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Initial TNG Figures From Cold Snap Coming In

January 16, 2014

Toccoa Natural Gas is reporting some initial figures regarding gas usage related to last week’s cold snap. Officials say that, according to figures provided by the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, during the period of 10 a.m. January 6 to 10 a.m. January 7, 9,320 Mcf of natural gas went through the city’s pipeline....

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Hart Co. To Pursue Operation of Corps Parks

January 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County Commissioners will pursue taking over two parks now run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but scheduled for closure. In November, the Corps announced it was closing Milltown Campground in HartCounty permanently and temporarily closing Longpoint Park. At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Hart...

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SCMS Basketball Update

January 16, 2014

Stephens County Middle School drops three out of four to Hart County in basketball action. In 7th grade girls’ action Tuesday, the Lady Rebels defeated Hart County 20-18.  Treasure Lone scored 6 points.  Kayley Sellers and Kiki Bowman each had 5. Meanwhile, the 8th grade Lady Rebels lost to Hart County 30-29.  Morgan Lee...

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TFC Basketball Back in Action

January 16, 2014

Toccoa Falls College’s basketball teams are back in action following the holiday break. The men’s team played three region games in Florida last week. The Eagles topped Johnson of Florida 69-49 and Trinity College 56-47, but fell in overtime at Trinity Baptist 66-61. Meanwhile, the TFC women’s basketball team traveled to Wesleyan College and...

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Scarborough Serving as Stephens Co. Commission Chair

January 15, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners select their chair and vice-chair for 2014. The county commission held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday and unanimously voted to name Dean Scarborough as Chairman and Dennis Bell as Vice-Chairman. Scarborough said he is looking forward to again serving as Chairman of the County Commission. “I want to...

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Stephens Co. Sets Qualifying Fees for County Commission, BOE

January 15, 2014

Stephens County sets its qualifying fees for this year’s General Election ballot. County commissioners voted unanimously to set the qualifying fees for both the Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education races on the ballot this year at Tuesday’s meeting. The fees are set at three percent of the position’s base salary,...

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Stephens Co. Relay for Life Kick-off Thursday

January 15, 2014

The American Cancer Society is getting ready to start up another Relay for Life campaign in Stephens County. This year’s Relay for Life Kick-off Event is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Tracey Long said...

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