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Franklin Co. Commission Briefly Discusses Animal Control Ordinance

January 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It is unclear if Franklin County Commissioners will continue discussion about an animal control ordinance. That is after they talked about the issue briefly at a day-long work session late last month. Franklin County Commission Vice-Chair the Rev. Clint Harper asked for discussion on the topic, but only...

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Change in Toccoa Utility Delinquency Policy Taking Effect Next Month

January 4, 2013

The city of Toccoa is moving forward with implementing a change to the city’s policy on utility delinquencies. According to city officials, beginning on February 1, the city will shorten the amount of time before which a customer becomes delinquent on his or her account from 35 to 30 days. City commissioners approved the...

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New Toccoa Municipal Court Judge Holds Court

January 4, 2013

The city of Toccoa’s new Municipal Court Judge holds court for the first time. New Municipal Court Judge Bob Sneed held his first session of city court Thursday at Toccoa City Hall. The city commission voted unanimously on December 17 to appoint Sneed, a Lithonia lawyer, as the new municipal court judge. He replaced...

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Rainfall Up in Toccoa in 2012

January 4, 2013

Toccoa saw more rainfall in 2012 than it did in 2011. A look at the final rainfall statistics for last year shows that downtown Toccoa received 50.05 inches of rain during calendar year 2012. That is more than three and a half inches more rain than Toccoa received in 2011, when 46.43 inches of...

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Anderson Man Captured For Hart County High-Speed Chase

January 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Anderson County have captured a suspect involved in a high-speed chase in Hart County on Christmas Day. 29-year old Michael David Brandon Chastain was arrested over the weekend by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies. According to Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Information Officer Chad McBride, Chastain was picked...

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SCHS Basketball Back in Action This Weekend

January 4, 2013

The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams return to action this weekend. Last week, both teams took part in holiday tournaments, with the Indian boys traveling to Walhalla, South Carolina and the Lady Indians taking part in a tournament in Hartwell. The Indian boys won their tournament. The Indians defeated Blue Ridge,...

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Three Shot in Elbert, Shooter Dead

January 4, 2013

By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton An Elbert County man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at a home located on Middleton Church Road is dead, after his manhunt when he shot himself. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office first received a call of a shooting incident that occurred at 12:23 p.m. on...

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Both Sides In Wilbros Case Agree With Mediation Order

January 3, 2013

Lawyers for both sides in the Wilbros civil suit have commented on a judge’s order to send the two sides into mediation later this month and postpone today’s continuation of the preliminary injunction hearing. Last week, Superior Court Judge Robert Adamson ordered attorneys for both sides into mediation this month. As a result, he...

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Collins Scheduled to Be Sworn In To Congress Today

January 3, 2013

A new Congress starts today and for Stephens County and northeast Georgia, that means a new Congressman. Doug Collins will be sworn in to office today to represent the Ninth Congressional District in northeast Georgia as the 113th Congress gets underway. The new 9th District was created by Congressional re-districting following the 2010 Census....

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Stephens Co. Students Back to School Today After Holiday

January 3, 2013

Students in the Stephens County School System are headed back to school this morning. Today is the first day of classes for students in Stephens County Schools since December 19. Students will wrap up the first semester over the next few days, with the last day of the semester scheduled to be on January...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • August 2, 2014 8:00 amYard Sale Proceeds from the sale will benefit new play ground equipment
  • August 3, 2014 11:00 amThe Annual Kesler Reunion & Prospect United Methodist Church Homecoming
  • August 4, 2014Stephens County Schools Orientation Schedule for 2014-2015
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