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City of Hartwell To Take Over Hart State Park Lease from Corps

March 13, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hartwell City Council will move to take over the lease of Hart State Park from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The council in Hartwell made that decision at a recent meeting. Hartwell City Manager David Aldrich said the first move for the city is to secure...

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Stephens Co. Commission Passes Land Use Ordinance

March 12, 2014
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Land use is coming to Stephens County. County commissioners approved the land use ordinance by a vote of 4-1 during their meeting Tuesday morning. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough said that while the ordinance may not be perfect, he feels it is needed. “I could not be more certain that we have the...

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Stephens Co. Forms Planning Commission

March 12, 2014
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With a land use ordinance taking effect, Stephens County will also now have a Planning Commission to help deal with that ordinance. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint five people to the Planning Commission. Those people are Mark Wilkinson, Mark Smith, James Addison, Myron McClain, and Joe Moore. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis...

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Hart Edges Stephens In Extra Innings

March 12, 2014
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The Stephens County Indian baseball team failed to complete a three-game sweep of rival HartCounty as the Bulldogs picked up a 5-4 win in extra innings on Tuesday night in Hartwell. Kain Hewitt and Chris Wilson engaged in a pitchers’ duel through six innings. Then, Ben Cleveland blasted a three-run home run to dead...

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Franklin Jail Funding Remains at Standstill

March 12, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A lengthy discussion recently on how to pay for an addition to the Franklin County Detention Center seems to have left the board of commissioners back where it started. At issue is how to come up with the $2.7 million architects say it will now cost to add...

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Study Discusses NGTC Economic Impact on Area

March 12, 2014
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A recent study states that the economic impact of North Georgia Technical College on the area it serves adds up to $35.2 million. The study was recently conducted by a University of Georgia economist and commissioned by the Technical College System of Georgia. It looked at how much the area served by North Georgia...

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Nobody Bids on Toccoa Pool Construction

March 11, 2014
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The city of Toccoa will evaluate what to do next after no companies submitted a bid to construct the new city swimming pool. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced at Monday’s meeting that the city had received no bids for the construction of the pool at this time. Morse said that the lack of...

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“Band of Brothers” Guarnere Remembered

March 11, 2014
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Another member of the “Band of Brothers” passes away. William “Wild Bill” Guarnere passed away over the weekend in Pennsylvania. Guarnere trained at CampToccoa and was a member of Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment depicted in the HBO miniseries, “Band of Brothers.” Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Expected to Vote on Land Use Today

March 11, 2014
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Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote this morning on whether to adopt a land use ordinance for the county. County Commissioners will meet starting at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, the commission will hold a second public hearing to solicit comments on...

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Toccoa Police, NCIS Unit Announce Three Drug Arrests

March 11, 2014
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Local law enforcement said Monday three people face charges after a drug bust at a Toccoa apartment complex last week. On March 3, agents of the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team and the Toccoa Police Department served a probation warrant on 20-year-old Quamaine Johnson of Toccoa at an apartment complex on South Pond Street....

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