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Stephens Co. Commission Handles Planning, Zoning Requests

December 12, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners deny a request for a change in language in the county’s land use ordinance. Tuesday, the county commission considered a request from United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta, the company that has placed solar panels on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the...

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Toccoa PD Investigating Vehicle Theft

December 12, 2014

A vehicle theft is reported in downtown Toccoa. The Toccoa Police Department said it responded to a downtown car lot on Thursday in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle. According to the report, a Jeep Grand Cherokee had been taken from the lot. Police said a BOLO was put out for the...

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German Auto Parts Company Coming to Hart Co.

December 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County officials are calling it a history making event. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Germany-based Häring, a leading global manufacturer of precision components and subassemblies for the automotive industry, will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Hartwell, creating 800 jobs by 2025 and investing $54...

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Buford In State Football Finals This Weekend

December 12, 2014

Region 8-AAAA will look to pick up a state football championship this weekend. The region champion Buford Wolves are in the AAAA state championship football game this weekend. Buford, 14-0 on the season, will take on St. Pius at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Georgia Dome. St. Pius comes into the game with a...

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TFC Basketball Update

December 12, 2014

The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball team wins a double-overtime thriller. TFC beat Columbia International University in double overtime, 97-94, on Saturday. Down seven with just over two minutes left in the second overtime, TFC answered with an 11-2 run to take the lead en route to the win. Derek Westfall had 31 points...

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Toccoa Commission, ABC Board Meet

December 11, 2014

Toccoa’s Alcohol Beverage Control board discusses concerns with the city commission. The two boards met for a work session on Monday. City ABC Board Member Gary Donahue said the board has a couple of issues it has encountered as it works on the ABC license renewals that are coming due this month. “A couple...

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Bell Says Animal Control Ordinance To Be Looked At

December 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell said local officials are going to be meeting next week about the animal control ordinance. Bell made the comments at the conclusion of Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. He said he feels there are issues with the animal control ordinance that need to be straightened out now. “Some of...

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SCDA Holds December Meeting

December 11, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority wraps up its calendar year. The Development Authority board met Tuesday morning for its final scheduled monthly meeting of 2014. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says that the board voted during the meeting to authorize the board chair to sign a memorandum of understanding and deed...

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SFB Customers Get Letter on Oconee Federal Merger

December 11, 2014

A letter sent to Stephens Federal Bank customers provides details about the merger between the Toccoa bank and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan. That letter, which was also posted on the bank’s website, states that the merger transaction was finalized in early December. It goes on to say that the system integration will take...

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Indian Wrestling Beats Rabun Co.

December 11, 2014

The Indian wrestling team picks up a dual meet win. Stephens County defeated Rabun County 45-27 in Tiger earlier this week. Winning by pins were Corey Kindel at 120 pounds, Javon Jones at 126 pounds, Cole Simmons at 132 pounds, Jay Stowe at 138 pounds, Jose Cannon at 160 pounds, Devin Burns at 182...

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