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MLK Events Continue This Weekend

January 18, 2013

Events marking the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day continue this weekend in Stephens County. The 23rd annual celebration of Dr. King’s birthday began with events last week in Stephens County. Those events included an art competition, a talent and fashion show, and an oratorical/essay competition. This weekend, there are two public...

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MLK Holiday Schedule Announced

January 18, 2013

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. Meanwhile in the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 21...

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Toccoa Commission Approves CRA Transfer

January 18, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission approves a transfer from its Commission Reserve Account to cover bills until revenues come in. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved two different motions. First, the commission voted to ratify a transfer of $460,000 from the CRA to the gas fund to cover a gas invoice. Toccoa City Manager...

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Los Amigos Holds Ribbon Cutting

January 18, 2013
Los Amigos Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local restaurant celebrates an expansion. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant on Big A Road in Toccoa for the restaurant’s expansion of its outdoor porch. Los Amigos has been open for 18 years and owner Rafael Duran says they are glad to...

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Collins Again Supports Washington D.C. Pay Freeze

January 18, 2013
Collins Again Supports Washington D.C. Pay Freeze

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he has signed on as a co-sponsor of a House Resolution that would eliminate the 2013 statuary pay adjustment for federal employees enacted by the President. The legislation, known as House Resolution 273, would be a continuation of the Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act of...

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U.S. Hwy. 441 in GSMNP Has Landslide

January 18, 2013

Winter weather is not the only problem for a road frequented by many in the region when heading to the Smoky Mountains. A landslide occurred earlier this week on U.S. Highway 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which connects Cherokee, North Carolina to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The slide occurred near mile marker 22...

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Qualifying Ends Today for Hart Co. Magistrate Judge

January 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Today is the last day candidates for the Hart County Magistrate Judge race may qualify. Qualifying ends at noon today at the office of the Hart County Probate Judge. Candidates will vie for the seat left vacant by Tony Wellborn, who died suddenly last October. According to the...

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Weather-Related Announcements for Jan. 18

January 18, 2013

STEPHENS COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE ON A NORMAL SCHEDULE Habersham County Schools — TWO HOUR DELAY Banks County Schools – TWO HOUR DELAY

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Weather-Related Announcements

January 17, 2013

The 2013 Stephens County Relay for Life Kick-off Celebration scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to overwhelming calls and e-mails about the weather. The kick-off has been postponed until the first Team Captain Meeting on February 4th. In addition, Tracey Long with the American Cancer Society will get in touch with team captains...

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Stephens Co. BOE Learns About Charter System Process

January 17, 2013

The Stephens County School System continues to look at different models of school operations in preparation for a change in state law. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that state law says that by June 30, 2015, school systems have to choose an operating system moving forward. “These options give us opportunities to...

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