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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood, Platelets

July 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The American Red Cross in Northeast Georgia is putting out an emergency call for donations of blood and blood platelets. Nationwide, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. American Red Cross spokesperson Kristen Stancil said...

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Little League Update

July 11, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old softball All-Star team brings a district title home from Clayton. Toccoa defeated Franklin County in the 11-12 softball district title game Wednesday night in Clayton by a 13-2 score in four innings. Toccoa scored 12 runs in the opening inning and never looked back. MacKenzie Rogers, Ivey Andrews, Natalie...

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Stephens Co. Hires E-911/EMA Director

July 10, 2013

Stephens County has a new E-911 and Emergency Management Agency Director. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers announced that Dennis Folsom has accepted the county’s offer to take over the position that leads both departments. Ayers said that Folsom comes to Stephens County from a similar position in south Georgia. “He is currently the Cook County...

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Shelter Offers Director Candidate

July 10, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board has offered a candidate the position of shelter director. At a meeting Tuesday, board members in attendance voted unanimously to offer the position to Jeff Roberts of Norfolk, Virginia. Roberts was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of the Norfolk SPCA. Shelter Board Member Stanley London said Roberts...

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FBI Serves Search Warrant in Toccoa

July 10, 2013

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it had a presence in Stephens County on Tuesday. According to an e-mail from FBI Spokesman Special Agent Stephen Emmett, Tuesday’s law enforcement presence, which included the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and its various other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, was in support of a...

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Lake Hartwell Reaches Flood Stage; Corps Releases Water

July 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell Corps officials say that continuing rains are resulting in increased water releases from Lake Hartwell. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it opened the spillway gates at the Hartwell Dam Tuesday morning in order to lower the reservoir to below 665 feet above mean sea level, the...

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Work Continues On I-85 in Banks Co.

July 10, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation said work will continue on a stretch of Interstate 85 north of the Banks Crossing area through July. Crews are working weeknights between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. as weather permits to replace aging sections of concrete on a section of I-85 north beginning north of the Banks Crossing...

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Little League Update

July 10, 2013

The Toccoa 9 and 10-year-old softball All-Stars pulled off a dramatic, come-from-behind win in the district semi-finals over Franklin County Tuesday night 12-8 in Clayton. Toccoa trailed 8-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning when they erupted for 10 runs on nine hits. Catcher Madison Rogers went 2 for 4 with 3...

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Toccoa Approves Yard Sale Ordinance After Changes

July 9, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners enact a yard sale ordinance, but not before making some changes to the initial proposal. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a yard sale ordinance. However, it is not the same ordinance that commissioners first looked at last month. The ordinance approved Monday still limits yard sales to property where there...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

July 9, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting and work session this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. The business meeting to vote on agenda items will...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • August 2, 2014 8:00 amYard Sale Proceeds from the sale will benefit new play ground equipment
  • August 3, 2014 11:00 amThe Annual Kesler Reunion & Prospect United Methodist Church Homecoming
  • August 4, 2014Stephens County Schools Orientation Schedule for 2014-2015
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