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Arrest Made in Martin Christmas Light Damage

December 12, 2012
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested one person in connection with Martin’s damaged Christmas light display. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, 18-year-old Ernest Black of Childs Street in Martin was arrested Monday afternoon at his residence and charged with criminal interference with government property. The arrest comes after Shirley...

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SCHS Hoops Split With Rabun Co.

December 12, 2012
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The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams split a doubleheader of action with the Rabun County Wildcats and Lady Wildcats in two close ballgames. In the first game, the Lady Indians trailed the entire contest and lost to the Lady Wildcats by a final score of 43-35. Stephens County cut the lead...

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Lavonia Police Arrest Two for Rape

December 12, 2012
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Lavonia men are facing multiple charges in connection with an alleged rape of a woman over the weekend. It happened early Saturday morning at a home on Maple Street, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Carlisle said his officers first learned of the case when contacted...

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EPD Signs Wilbros Consent Order; Court Hearing Today in Civil Suit

December 11, 2012
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The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has finalized a consent order with Wilbros. The EPD signed the consent order on Monday with the Rose Lane facility at the center of controversy over complaints of excessive odor coming from the facility. According to EPD Assistant Director Jim Ussery, the final consent order that will be implemented...

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Toccoa Receives Clean Audit Report

December 11, 2012
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The city of Toccoa receives its Fiscal Year 2012 audit report. Joel Black from the city’s auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta, presented the report at Monday’s regular city commission meeting. Black said that the city received a clean audit opinion for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2012. “Our opinion was unqualified,...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

December 11, 2012
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Stephens County Commissioners will hold their final scheduled meeting of 2012 later today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today for their regularly scheduled meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The county commission is not planning to hold a second monthly meeting this...

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Corps Accepting Used Christmas Trees For Lake Thurmond

December 11, 2012
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will again accept used Christmas trees to create fish habitat in Lake Thurmond. The Corps said it will accept used, real Christmas trees only for recycling starting on Dec. 19 and going through Jan. 9. Trees can be dropped off at Riverside Middle School at 1095 Furys Ferry...

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7th Grade SCMS Boys Basketball Update

December 11, 2012
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The Stephens County Middle School 7th grade basketball team won two more games late last week. On Thursday, the 7th grade boys defeated Wilbanks Middle School of Habersham County 49-22. The Rebels trailed after one period but shut out Wilbanks in the second period to take command of the game. Kole Rogers had 10...

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“New Harmonies” Exhibit Comes To Toccoa

December 10, 2012
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Toccoa welcomes the New Harmonies exhibit. An event took place Friday evening at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa to welcome the traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. The “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibit covers the history of American music. It was brought to Toccoa through a joint effort of the Georgia...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

December 10, 2012
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Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to continue discussion regarding the city’s occupation tax ordinance at a work session this afternoon. The city commission is scheduled to begin that work session at 3 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Toccoa City Attorney John Dickerson presented the proposed update to the occupation tax ordinance at the city...

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