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Wilbros Comes Up in Habersham Paper Over Odor Complaint There

September 20, 2013

A Habersham County newspaper article calls attention to a concern about odor in Habersham County that ties back to the owner of the Wilbros facility in Toccoa. An article in The Northeast Georgian newspaper out of Habersham County references odor complaints regarding application of material on a Habersham County farm belonging to the family...

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Officials Call GA 17 Groundbreaking “Big Moment” for Area

September 19, 2013
Officials Call GA 17 Groundbreaking “Big Moment” for Area

Local, regional, and state leaders officially break ground on the new Highway 17. “It is a big moment for Stephens County, but also for this northeast Georgia area,” said Stephens County Commissioner Dean Scarborough at Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the beginning of work to widen Georgia Highway 17 from the Stephens County-Franklin County...

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TPD Issues Warrants in Two Cases

September 19, 2013

Police in Toccoa said that they have obtained arrest warrants in two separate recent incidents. The first reported incident took place over the weekend. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that officers responded to the Emergency Room at Stephens County Hospital just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday in response to a report of a gunshot...

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One Arrested in Toccoa Theft

September 19, 2013

One person faces charges in connection with an alleged theft from a downtown Toccoa restaurant. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said police responded to a Currahee   Street restaurant on Monday in regards to a reported theft. “When officers arrived, they were told that a gentlemen had taken a wallet from the owner of...

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123 Corridor Meeting Tonight in Toccoa

September 19, 2013

A meeting later today will focus on the U.S.   Highway 123/Currahee Street corridor in Toccoa and StephensCounty. The meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. at the StephensCountySeniorCenter on Rose Lane in Toccoa. A light dinner will be served. According to organizers, the primary purpose of this meeting is to initiate discussions between business...

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Pre-Job Fair Event in Lavonia Deemed “Success”

September 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career Center is calling Tuesday’s job search readiness workshop in Lavonia a success. The daylong series of free workshops were designed to help job seekers better market themselves to potential employers as well as prepare for an upcoming job fair on September...

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Stephens Co. Charter System Application Public Meeting Coming Sept. 30

September 18, 2013

The Stephens County School System is almost ready to unveil its proposed charter school system application. Back in January, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to pursue charter system status with the state. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, a charter system means that a local Board of Education reaches a...

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Stephens Co. BOE Receives Enrollment Update

September 18, 2013

About one month into the 2013-2014 school year, figures show enrollment has remained fairly steady in the Stephens County School System. At the Stephens County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten presented the school board with enrollment numbers for the system as of Tuesday. Whiten said those enrollment numbers show...

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T-SC Humane Shelter Board Meets

September 18, 2013

With its new director now having been on the job for more than a month, the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter organization continues to try to move forward. The shelter board met Tuesday at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, Roberts told the board that volunteer labor had decreased and was asked by board members...

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Progress Continues on Wound Care Center

September 18, 2013

Stephens County Hospital continues to move ever closer to the opening of its new wound care center. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that construction of the new facility is now coming along quite well after delays in construction earlier this year caused by rainy weather. “I had the opportunity to go up there last...

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