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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work for This Week

February 12, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced roadwork this week on a state route in Stephens County. According to the state’s DOT, a crew is scheduled to repair and restore ditches this week on State Route 145. Work is also planned in Habersham County. DOT officials said a crew there will clean and restore...

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Police Blotter

February 12, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of recently reported burglaries. According to a report on file, a deputy responded to a private drive near Whispering Pines Road on January 31 in reference to a burglary report. The victim said in the report that someone broke into the home and stole numerous...

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Stephens Co. School System Finance Director Resigns

February 11, 2013

The Stephens County School System is searching for a new finance director. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, the Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Finance Director Annah Dodge, effective immediately. Whiten said the Board of Education unanimously accepted the resignation at a called meeting that was held Thursday morning....

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Missing Franklin Co. Woman Found Dead, Boyfriend Charged

February 11, 2013
Missing Franklin Co. Woman Found Dead, Boyfriend Charged

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The body of missing Franklin County woman Bonny Anne Cooner has been found and her boyfriend, Brent Shubert is behind bars, charged with her murder. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the 33-year-old Cooner’s body had been found in a well Saturday evening off of Casey Road in...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Today

February 11, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to take up consideration of re-financing of the city’s loans with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority at their meeting today. The city commission will meet today for a regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Last Monday, city commissioners heard from Brian Ubell of Robert W....

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Main Street Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

February 11, 2013
Main Street Toccoa Unveils New Historic Plaque

The Toccoa Main Street program continues its historic plaque dedication program downtown. Thursday, Main Street officials and others gathered at the law offices of Dan Pressley on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa to dedicate the latest plaque. The office is also known as the Harper Home and Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said...

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Drought Conditions Improving in North Ga.

February 11, 2013

A rainy start to 2013 results in a lessening of drought conditions in north Georgia. According to last week’s latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, Stephens County, along with Franklin, Habersham, and Rabun counties and the rest of far northern Georgia is no longer in abnormally dry or drought conditions. The line of...

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Region 8-AAAA Basketball Tournaments Start Today

February 11, 2013

The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams enter post-season play this week. Both teams are taking part in the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournaments at Johnson High School in Gainesville. The Lady Indians will get started first, playing later today. Stephens County’s Lady Indians are seeded third in the region after compiling a...

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Memorial Service Tuesday for Man Killed Last Week in Habersham Co.

February 11, 2013

A memorial service is set for Tuesday afternoon for a Toccoa man killed in what authorities in Habersham County are calling a homicide. 43-year-old Michael Anthony Hunnicutt was found dead in Habersham County last Wednesday, according to reports. Authorities say that Hunnicutt, who lived at a Toccoa address in Habersham County, was shot and...

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Ga. Marks Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 9, 2013

Georgia is marking Severe Weather Awareness Week this week. It runs through today and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering homeowners advice on preparing for severe weather. Hudgens says that homeowners should check their insurance policy to see what is actually covered. He notes while standard policies cover tornado damage, flooding must be...

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