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Corps Opening Hunting Areas

September 3, 2013

The Hartwell Lake Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open 15 of its larger recreation areas to archery and small game hunters during the regular 2013-2014 state hunting season. That includes the Jenkins Ferry Park in Stephens County, along with the Martin Creek and Choestoea Parks in Oconee County, South Carolina...

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Franklin Co. Commissioner Questions Voting Precinct Consolidation

September 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County Commissioner said recently he wants answers regarding the timing by the Franklin County Board of Elections  to consolidate precincts. At a work session recently, the Franklin County Commission received an update on the Election Board’s latest plan to pare the current 13 precincts down to...

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Fatal Wreck Over Weekend in Toccoa

September 2, 2013

Authorities in Toccoa are investigating a fatal accident over the weekend. Reports indicate the accident took place Saturday in the Wal-Mart shopping center near the Verizon retailer. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the accident did involve a motorcycle and a car. Jarrell added that his department has asked for assistance from the...

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Municipal Qualifying Ends in Stephens Co.

September 2, 2013

Qualifying is over for municipal elections in Stephens County. It ended Friday afternoon. In Toccoa, Former State Representative Jeanette Jamieson qualified to run for Post 3 on the city commission.  Meanwhile, Toccoa Planning Commission member Evan Hellenga qualified to run for Post 5 on the city commission. They are both unopposed. Post 3 and...

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Toccoa Featured on National Program

September 2, 2013

A nationally run public radio program features Toccoa on one of its segments. The “Whad’Ya Know?” program featured Toccoa as its “Town of the Week” during one of its episodes last month. During the segment, the program’s hosts interview someone who lives in the town about their particular town and what it is like...

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Stephens Co. Commission Provides Funds for CHAMPS, Explorer Program

September 2, 2013

After some discussion, Stephens County Commissioners agree to provide funding for the Sheriff’s Office CHAMPS program and Explorer program. Commissioners unanimously approved the request for funding from the Sheriff’s Office, which totaled $4,800, at their meeting last Tuesday. The money is coming from the county’s Drug Abuse Treatment and Education, or DATE, funds.  Those...

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Adams Responds to Wilbros Lawsuit

September 2, 2013

The attorney representing about 100 plaintiffs in a federal civil suit against Wilbros is responding to the Rose Lane facility’s response to the suit filed last month. Last week, Wilbros and associated defendants responded to the suit in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, denying the claims of violations of the federal Air Quality and Emissions...

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Indians Tame Lions in Football Season Opener

August 31, 2013

Stephens County starts the 2013 football season off with a win. The Indians forced seven Franklin County turnovers and ran for well over 200 yards as a team on their way to a 21-13 win over the Lions at the Reservation Friday night. Stephens County Head Coach Travis Noland said that while there are...

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Qualifying Ends Today in Toccoa, Martin

August 30, 2013

Qualifying ends today for municipal elections in Toccoa and Martin. Those wanting to qualify to run for one of the two city commission races on the ballot this November in Toccoa must do so before 4:30 p.m. today with Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at her office in ToccoaCity   Hall in downtown Toccoa....

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Ga. DOT Suspending Construction-Related Lane Closures for Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy weekend on the roads this Labor Day holiday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is stopping construction-related lane closures to help those taking the state’s highways this holiday weekend. According to Pope, construction-related lane closures are suspended from noon today through...

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