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Information Released on Friday Afternoon Accident on GA 17

November 19, 2012

The Georgia State Patrol released information Monday on a multi-car accident on Georgia Highway 17 in Stephens County on Friday. The three-vehicle accident occurred just north of Whispering Pines Road on Highway 17 Friday just before 3 p.m. According to the GSP, a 2010 Kia Forte driven by Clinton Roberson, 77, of Lavonia was...

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Toccoa Continues Preparations on Phase Six Streetscape

November 19, 2012

The city of Toccoa continues to move forward with preliminary work to prepare for Phase Six of its downtown Streetscape project. Toccoa Planning and Downtown Development Director Connie Tabor said that the survey work is complete on the project and the city is now moving forward with other steps. “The survey work for Phase...

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Held in Toccoa

November 19, 2012

Some area residents take the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving a little early. The annual Sandra Wheeler Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and Wendell Jackson Sherman Memorial Gospel Concert took place Sunday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. Randolph Sherman is an organizer of the event. He said it was...

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Lawsuit Filed Against Tenneco in Hart Co.

November 19, 2012

Attorneys for eight employees have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Hart County’s largest employer, Tenneco, Inc. In the suit filed last week, the workers claim Tenneco failed to adequately protect them from the chemical hexavalent chromium, according to their attorney, Drew Hill. “Our clients are alleging they were exposed to hexavalent chromium, which...

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Hart Co. Native To Take Over as GDOT Chief Engineer

November 19, 2012

Hart County native Russell McMurry will take over as the new Chief Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He will succeed Gerald Ross, who retires December 31. McMurry currently serves as Director of Engineering Services for Georgia DOT. He previously spent five years as the Department’s District Engineer for Northeast Georgia as well...

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Indians Season Ends With Loss To Carrollton

November 17, 2012

The Stephens County Indian football season comes to a close. The Indians lost 40-7 to Carrollton on the road Friday in the first round of the AAAA football playoffs. Carrollton ran for well over 200 yards on the night and added another 150 yards passing, while holding the Indian offense to under 150 total...

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Several Hundred Attend EPD Public Hearing on Wilbros

November 16, 2012
Several Hundred Attend EPD Public Hearing on Wilbros

Stephens County residents concerned about the Wilbros odor issue confront the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Several hundred people turned out Thursday evening for a three-hour public hearing at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School on the proposed EPD consent order for Wilbros regarding the odor. More than 40...

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Stephens Co., Carrollton Face Off in Playoffs Tonight

November 16, 2012

The Stephens County Indian football team begins its playoff journey tonight. The Indians will make the trip across the state to face Carrollton in the first round of the AAAA state football playoffs. Stephens County is 8-2 on the season and finished the regular season as the third seed out of Region 8-AAAA with...

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Toccoa To Re-bid Pump Repairs

November 16, 2012

The city of Toccoa will re-bid repairs of a pump at the Davidson Creek pump station. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners approved a motion to re-bid the repairs after an issue came up regarding the original low bidder. In September, city commissioners approved a quote of $9,640 from Pumping Machinery, LLC of Danielsville, Georgia...

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Franklin Co. Moving Ahead on New EMS Station

November 16, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work is expected to begin soon on the new Franklin County EMS station in Lavonia. At last week’s Franklin County Commission meeting, Franklin County Manager Billy Morse told the board the staff is currently putting the project together to open for construction bids. “Our plan is to advertise...

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