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McFarlin wins Rick Perkins Award

February 4, 2013
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McFarlin wins Rick Perkins Award

A Franklin County woman is the winner of a teaching award at North Georgia Technical College. Math Instructor Leslie McFarlin of Carnesville is North Georgia Tech’s winner of this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education. Three other instructors were also nominated for this 2013 award including Chris Bladowski of Toccoa in...

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Ga. DOT Announces NE Ga. Road Work

February 4, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation will perform scheduled road work in a number of northeast Georgia counties this week. According to the DOT, work will take place in Franklin and Banks counties. In Franklin County, the DOT says crews will hand sweep State Routes 8 and 211, while another crew inspects drainage pipes on...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

February 1, 2013
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Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors must report as scheduled on Monday at 8:45 a.m.

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Toccoa Commissioners Schedule Monday Work Session

February 1, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners have a number of items on the agenda for a work session scheduled to take place Monday. The city commission is set to meet Monday at 8:30 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a work session. Eight items are listed on the agenda for Monday’s work session. Two of those items...

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Change in Toccoa Utility Delinquency Policy Takes Effect Today

February 1, 2013
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A change in the city of Toccoa’s policy on utility delinquencies takes effect today. Starting today, the city is shortening the amount of time before which a customer becomes delinquent on his or her account from 35 to 30 days. City commissioners approved the policy change at a meeting on November 12. According to...

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Rep. Collins Speaks in Franklin Co.

February 1, 2013
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Rep. Collins Speaks in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins stops in Franklin County. Collins spoke Tuesday at the Franklin County Chamber and Rotary luncheon. The congressman spoke for about five minutes Tuesday and later met with constituents individually. During his talk, he expressed concern about the debt and what kind...

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Martin Resident Wins NGTC Scholarship

February 1, 2013
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Martin Resident Wins NGTC Scholarship

A Martin resident is the winner of a scholarship at North Georgia Technical College. The school has announced that Kemberely Scott, a horticulture student at the school, won this year’s Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship from the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. Jim Marlowe and Bob Evans founded the scholarship in 2005. It is given yearly...

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Chamber Holds Groundbreaking for Currahee Home Builders

February 1, 2013
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Chamber Holds Groundbreaking for Currahee Home Builders

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce celebrates a new project at the Currahee Club. On Thursday, the Chamber held a groundbreaking for Currahee Home Builders, which is building its first home in the club. Currahee Home Builders President Mike Elrod said that the home has been in the works for some time and adds...

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Local WWII Paratrooper To Be Laid to Rest Saturday

February 1, 2013
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Services are scheduled for tomorrow for a well-known local World War II veteran and volunteer at the Currahee Military Museum. 1st Lieutenant Reed Pelfrey of Toccoa passed away Tuesday at the age of 92. Pelfrey was a paratrooper in World War II, serving with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He also...

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Police Blotter

February 1, 2013
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A Lotus Drive resident is reporting a theft to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. According to the report on file, a deputy responded to a mobile home last Saturday afternoon, where an individual reported that he had been renting the mobile home and noticed while cleaning it up that someone had taken the air...

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