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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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Toccoa Sets City Commission Qualifying Fees

January 17, 2013

The city of Toccoa sets its qualifying fee for the 2013 municipal election. City commissioners approved the qualifying fee during their Monday for city commission posts. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said that the qualifying fee will be set at $252. “The qualifying fee is predicated on three percent of the salary of the...

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Hwy. 365 Blocked Due to Accident in Habersham Co.

January 17, 2013

An accident last night in Habersham County is causing major travel headaches on Highway 365. According to officials, Highway 365 northbound remains at least partially blocked at Cody Road, near Habersham Hills Cinema, due to an accident Wednesday evening. Officials say the road could be back to normal by about 9:30 a.m. today.

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Royston Woman Accused of Scamming Co-Workers

January 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County woman sits in the Hart County Jail, charged with 68 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said 41-year-old Jennifer Arter of Royston allegedly bilked money out of co-workers at her job in Royston. “She told coworkers her daughter had died...

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Committee Assignments Released for Gasaway, Wilkinson

January 17, 2013

The Georgia General Assembly has announced committee assignments for both 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway. In the Senate, Wilkinson will Chair the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee for this term of the Georgia General Assembly. The Senate’s Committee on Assignments named Wilkinson to that post...

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Stephens Co. BOE Elects Officers for 2013, Sets Meeting Times

January 16, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education nominates its officers for 2013. At its meeting Tuesday, the Board unanimously appointed Jerry Steele to remain as Board of Education Chairman for another year. Meanwhile, the Board of Education selected Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton to serve as Board Vice-Chair for 2013. She replaces Curtis Waters as Vice-Chair. Waters...

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SCSO Announces Arrest

January 16, 2013

Area authorities arrest a man on multiple charges after a surveillance operation last week. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, agents with the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Unit were conducting a surveillance operation last Wednesday when they observed a vehicle enter one of the locations they were watching. Shirley explained that agents had...

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IRS To Start Accepting Tax Returns Jan. 30

January 16, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting tax returns later this month. The IRS announced recently that it would open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said this announcement means that the vast majority of tax filers, more than 120 million households,...

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Persons of Interest Now in Ratliff Homicide in Franklin Co.

January 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Investigators in the shooting death of the co-owner of FPS Industries LLC are closer to making an arrest. That is according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. Thomas said Tuesday that investigators have gone out of state to conduct more interviews. “Investigators, along with State and Federal agents...

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Toccoa Commission Accepts Bids

January 16, 2013

The city of Toccoa is moving forward with renovations to the restrooms and office at Henderson Falls Park. Monday, the city commission unanimously awarded a bid for the project to Ivester Construction in the amount of $51,095. Ivester was the lowest of three bids for the project. The other bids were from Andrews Construction...

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