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One Arrested on Marijuana Charges

September 11, 2013

One person faces charges after a fly-over operation in Stephens County last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that last Thursday, the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Team, working in conjunction with his office, the Governor’s Task Force, the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and the Georgia State Patrol, performed helicopter flyovers throughout Stephens...

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Hospital Authority Nominations Made By Stephens Co. Commission

September 11, 2013

Six people are up for nomination for two seats on the Stephens County Hospital Authority. Tuesday, the Stephens County Commission unanimously approved the nominations. The seats up for re-election to the Hospital Authority this year are those of Stan Roberts and Max Brock. They are both nominated for another term on the Hospital Authority. ...

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Stephens County to Maintain Mack Watkins Road

September 11, 2013

Following a request from residents on the road, Stephens County agrees to maintain a road that it apparently had maintained previously before it was declared a private drive. At the August 13 Stephens County Commission meeting, a resident of Mack Watkins Road appeared before county commissioners and wanted to know why the county was...

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City of Toccoa Tax Bills Going Out

September 11, 2013

City of Toccoa property tax bills are headed out. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler says the bills are going in the mail this week to the city’s property owners and will be due in November. Wheeler said that for property owners in the city this year, they will have a new way to pay...

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First Responder Appreciation Event Tonight

September 11, 2013

A local church will hold an event tonight to let the community show its appreciation for the emergency personnel and law enforcement of Toccoa and Stephens County. The PointeChurch is holding a meal and recognition event tonight in honor of the Sheriff’s Office, Toccoa Police Department, EMS, Stephens County Rescue Unit, Toccoa Fire Department,...

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Ground Broken on New Hampton Inn in Lavonia

September 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Construction is getting underway in Lavonia on a new Hampton Inn. Municipal, business, and civic leaders came together Monday morning to break ground on the new motel located behind J Peters Restaurant and across from the Holiday Inn Express on Highway 17. OM Ventures2, LLC Developers are constructing...

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NGTC Hosts GPPA School

September 11, 2013

Each year professional and amateur photographers from around the country gather on the North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville Campus for a week of education and networking. This year marks the 46rd consecutive meeting of the Georgia Professional Photographers Association (GPPA) and over 60 students, vendors, and instructors spent the week learning about new technologies....

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Seib Speaks on Jackson Firing

September 10, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioner Ron Seib responds to comments made in light of the city commission’s decision to fire Mike Jackson as city manager last week. Seib made the comments at the outset of Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting, saying he felt obligated to respond because of the level of innuendo and untruth in the...

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September is National Literacy Month

September 10, 2013

September is National Literacy Month and the Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council is using this month to call more attention to the issue locally. Literacy Center Director Robyn Bush said that illiteracy is an issue that both StephensCounty and the whole country are dealing with. “On average, the National Literacy Council figures that on average,...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

September 10, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to gather for a regularly scheduled work session and business meeting this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin with a work session on agenda items. Immediately following the conclusion of...

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