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Flu Shots Available at Stephens Co. Health Department

September 6, 2013

Flu season is right around the corner and state health officials are urging people to prepare early. The Stephens County Health Department announced this week it has flu shots available now for the public. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that people can get flu shots at the Stephens County Health Department...

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Indians, Raiders Square Off in Battle of Currahee Mtn. Tonight

September 6, 2013

The Stephens County Indians will look to start the football season with a second straight win over a nearby rival tonight. Stephens County travels over to MountAiry tonight to face the Habersham Central Raiders. Last week, the Indians forced seven turnovers and ran for more than 200 yards to open the season with a...

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Rivers Alive Cleanup Saturday

September 6, 2013

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful will turn its attention to local waterways with a clean-up event this weekend. The annual “Rivers Alive” cleanup is this Saturday. KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield said this Saturday’s cleanup event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “We are going to meet up at Yonah Dam (Park) and...

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SCSO Gets Intoxilyzer with Grant from GOHS

September 6, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is now using a new breath alcohol device for testing blood alcohol concentration levels in DUI cases. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the office recently purchased the new unit with the help of a full reimbursement grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Shirley said the...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

September 6, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday jury duty for Monday is cancelled in Stephens County, so jurors do not have to report.

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Rep. Collins Says He Can’t Support Military Action in Syria At This Time

September 6, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he does not feel that officials from the Obama administration made the case for military action in Syria during a hearing this week. Collins is the Vice Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He participated in this...

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Lavonia Continues Effort to Switch to Digital Water Meters

September 6, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The switch to upgrade Lavonia water customers to new digital water meters is one step closer to reality. In April, the city of Lavonia announced it would be making the switch to digital meters as a cost saving measure. At the Lavonia City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday night,...

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Former Toccoa Manager Mike Jackson Responds to Firing

September 5, 2013

Former Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson is responding to getting fired by city commissioners Tuesday. Jackson said it saddens him that the commission chose this route. “It is sad that two commissioners, who are not going to be here in four months, have basically caused this to happen and the remaining commissioners went along...

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Some Commissioners Responding to Jackson Comments

September 5, 2013

Some city commissioners are responding to some of what Jackson has said regarding his termination. Toccoa City Commissioner Gail Fry said it was a decision made by the commissioners after a lot of consideration. “I would like to say that the decision to terminate the contract of Mr. Jackson was a unanimous decision on...

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Identity of Weekend Accident Fatality Released

September 5, 2013

Authorities have released the name of the person killed in a fatal accident over the weekend in Toccoa. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, the accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot, near the Verizon retailer. Jarrell said a 2011 Kia Optima driven by 67-year-old Patricia Wheeler Smith of...

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