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Hart Co. Passes Animal Control Ordinance

July 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia For the first time in its 160-year history, Hart County has an animal control ordinance. At its regular meeting earlier this month, the Hart County Board of Commissioners heard a final reading of the ordinance and held a public hearing before taking a vote and passing the ordinance....

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Stephens Co. School System Will Offer Free Lunches in Elementary Schools, Middle School

July 19, 2013

The Stephens County School System will offer free breakfasts and lunches to students in the county’s elementary schools and middle school this coming school year. This week, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten announced that the school system had been approved for a program called the Community Eligibility Option for Free Meal Reimbursement this...

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Shiloh VFD Assists On S.Carolina Fire

July 19, 2013

The investigation is underway as to what started a fire in Oconee County, South Carolina that required assistance from Stephens County volunteer firefighters. A passer-by apparently reported the fire to Oconee County authorities just after 5 a.m. today. It occurred on Cleveland Pike Road, near the Georgia-South Carolina state line. Shiloh Fire Department from...

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Tree Falls On Moving Truck

July 19, 2013

A man escapes serious injury when a tree falls on his truck and causes him to lose control while driving in Stephens County Wednesday. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened on U.S. Highway 123 between Toccoa and South Carolina on Wednesday just before 6 p.m. The GSP’s Toccoa post reported that...

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11-12 Softball Wins State Title

July 19, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old softball Little League All-Stars captured the state championship Thursday night with a thrilling, come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Dudley Little League in Columbus. Toccoa jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Dudley answered with two runs in the bottom of the first....

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Northern Judicial DA Appears in Lavonia

July 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said he and his staff have declared war on crime in his five-county region. The Northern Judicial Circuit includes Franklin, Hart, Madison, Elbert, and Oglethorpe counties. On Wednesday, the Lavonia Police Department sponsored a luncheon for White and his staff...

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Ida Cox Music Series Continues Saturday

July 19, 2013

Main Street Toccoa said that numerous local groups are the feature performers at this week’s edition of the Ida Cox Music Series in downtown Toccoa. As always, the show is scheduled to take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. If the weather is bad, the concert will still...

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NGTC Announces Additional Grant Opportunity

July 19, 2013

North Georgia Technical College students in the school’s Practical Nursing programs receiving the HOPE grant may also be eligible for additional financial help. The school said beginning with this coming Fall Semester, North Georgia Tech students receiving the HOPE Grant may also be eligible for financial assistance from Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant,...

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Supreme Court Issues Ruling In Favor of Stephens Co. Over Road Controversy

July 18, 2013

The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling requiring Stephens County to maintain a road it had chosen to abandon. In a unanimous ruling issued last week, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned a 2011 Stephens County Superior Court ruling that overturned the county’s decision to abandon Winding Bluff Road and required the...

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Roberts Agrees to Offer To Take Over As Shelter Director

July 18, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter gets its man. Shelter Board Chair Harold Andrews said Wednesday that Jeff Roberts of Norfolk, Virginia has verbally accepted the shelter board’s offer to take its shelter director position. Andrews said he is overjoyed to have Roberts officially come on board. “He is enthusiastic and I firmly believe and...

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