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Local Fire Depts. Go To Schools for Fire Prevention Week

October 11, 2013
Local Fire Depts. Go To Schools for Fire Prevention Week

Stephens County Schools and local fire departments work together to mark Fire Prevention Week. A number of Stephens County elementary schools hosted visits this week from local fire departments to mark the week and teach children about fire safety. Thursday, the Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Department was at Big A Elementary School to visit...

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Officials Offer Fire Safety Tips

October 11, 2013

State officials are taking this week to remind people about fire safety. According to the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office, this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” According to the latest National Fire Prevention Association research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with two out of...

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Salvation Army Starting To Gear Up for Holidays

October 11, 2013

The local Salvation Army is starting to gear up for the holiday season. Applications are currently underway for two Salvation Army Christmas programs. Lt. Ruth Kenyon is a Corps Officer and Administrator for the Salvation Army in Stephens County and surrounding areas. She said one of the programs that sign-ups are underway for is...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Walk Saturday

October 11, 2013

An event Saturday in northeast Georgia is designed to help bring attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” will take place Saturday in Cornelia. The event is put on by the Mountain Judicial Circuit’s Family Violence Task Force and Circle of Hope. During the event, men in the community...

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Judge Signs New Wilbros Order

October 10, 2013

A new court order in Stephens County’s civil suit case against Wilbros is now officially on the books. Judge Robert Adamson signed the order last Friday and WNEG received a copy of that signed order on Wednesday. This new order modifies the original court order issued last December by Judge Adamson in regards to...

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Franklin Co. Suspect Arrested in Toccoa

October 10, 2013

Local police work with authorities in FranklinCounty to arrest a Toccoa man on charges out of Franklin County. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office contacted Toccoa Police on October 3 in reference to helping with the arrest of 29-year-old George Lowden of Toccoa. According to Jarrell, Franklin County...

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Toccoa Police, NCIS Team Announce Drug Arrest

October 10, 2013

A Toccoa man faces a drug charge after an alleged incident at a Big A Road store last week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, 43-year-old William David Whiten of Toccoa was arrested on Wednesday, October 2 by Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Drug Team agents working in conjunction with police. Jarrell said the...

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Habersham Co. Sheriff’s Office, GBI Investigating Death

October 10, 2013

The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office says it is still waiting for the toxicology report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in connection to the investigation of the death of Cody Lamar Brown of Toccoa. The 28-year-old Brown was found dead Monday in front of a HabershamCounty elementary school. The Northeast Georgian newspaper reported Wednesday...

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Franklin Co. Rehires Beasley As E-911 Director

October 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will soon have Jones Beasley back as its E-911 Director. Tuesday morning, Interim Franklin County Manager John Phillips offered Jones Beasley his old job back and Beasley has confirmed that he accepted it. However, Phillips said a start date has not yet been nailed down. “We...

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Harden Named Ga. ARC Program Manager

October 10, 2013

Former Stephens County State Representative Michael Harden reportedly has a new job. Harden has been named as the new Program Manager in Georgia for the Appalachian Regional Commission. He is taking over for James Thompson, who is retiring. According to its website, the Appalachian Regional Commission is a regional economic development agency that represents...

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