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Stephens Co. Jury Convicts Man on Drug Charges

June 21, 2013

A Mt. Airy man will spend time in prison after a jury finds him guilty on drug charges. A Stephens County Superior Court jury convicted Ricky Orell Frady on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute this week. Superior Court Judge Chan Caudell sentenced Frady Thursday. Frady will...

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Humane Shelter Interviewing Director Candidates Next Week

June 21, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter board is narrowing down the candidates to fill the open director’s position. Shelter Board Chair Harold Andrews said the deadline for applications passed recently and the board has worked with the Human Resources departments for the city of Toccoa and Stephens County to go through those applications. Andrews said...

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Shelter Postpones “Jailhouse Rock”

June 21, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is announcing that it is postponing the annual “Jailhouse Rock” fundraising event. The dinner and auction had been set for Saturday, June 29th at North Georgia Technical College’s Currahee Campus. According to Shelter Board Member Angie Garland, postponing the event will allow for additional planning time. No new date...

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Stephens Co. Schools Look at Preliminary EOCT Results

June 21, 2013

Stephens County High School receives preliminary results for this past year’s End of Course Tests. School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten presented the preliminary EOCT results at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting. Those preliminary EOCT figures show that Stephens County High School improved or maintained its percentage of students’ scores meeting or exceeding standards...

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Stephens Co. Schools Hire New Nutrition Director

June 21, 2013

The Stephens County School System has named a new nutrition director. According to the Human Resources report, Kimberly Caudell has been hired as the new nutrition director the 2013-2014 school year. She is replacing Linda Azain, who is resigning from the job effective June 30. The Board of Education approved the Human Resources report...

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Moreno’s Treasure Box Celebrates Opening With Ribbon Cutting

June 21, 2013
Moreno’s Treasure Box Celebrates Opening With Ribbon Cutting

A new retail store opens up in Toccoa. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Moreno’s Treasure Box to celebrate its opening. Owner Christel Ivester said Moreno’s has a wide variety of items. “We have this, that, and much more,” said Ivester. “We have furniture, baby stuff, clothes,...

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New Franklin Co. Clerk Hired

June 21, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County has a new county clerk. At a called meeting last week, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners came out of executive session and announced that they had made a selection. Franklin County Manager Billy Morse said the selection comes from inside the county’s administration. “It is...

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Little League Tourneys Gearing Up This Weekend

June 21, 2013

Two more Little League Baseball All-Star tournaments get underway this weekend. The Doyle Street Park in Toccoa will host the 10 and 11-year-old baseball and 9 and 10-year-old baseball tournaments beginning Saturday. The first Toccoa team to take to the field this weekend will be the 10 and 11-year-old baseball all-stars, who will play...

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Toccoa Police Announce Arrest in Wal-Mart Cell Phone Theft

June 20, 2013

Police said Wednesday they have made an arrest in the theft of 31 cell phones from the Toccoa Wal-Mart earlier this year. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department has charged 33-year-old Ontorio Cortez Waymyers of Columbia, South Carolina in connection with the March 27 theft of $14,000 worth of cell phones...

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Highway 17 Work Starting in Stephens Co.

June 20, 2013

Some of the initial work on the Highway 17 widening and relocation project in Stephens County is underway. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews started doing some work this week. “Work began on Monday,” said Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Teri Pope. “The contractor started clearing so work has officially begun....

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