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GSP To Hold Career Fair Next Month

October 4, 2012

The Georgia State Patrol will be hosting a career fair next month. It is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 9, at the Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville, 2000 Cleveland Highway, from 1-3 p.m. The patrol will be accepting applications for the 93rd Georgia State Patrol Trooper School. More information is...

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Fatal Home Invasion Remains Under Investigation

October 3, 2012
Fatal Home Invasion Remains Under Investigation

More information is available on an apparent home invasion in Stephens County that left one of the alleged intruders dead. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the home invasion occurred Sunday at approximately 9:30 p.m. “Four subjects, armed with handguns and long guns, forced their way into a residence located at 696 Waters...

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Food Bank Dealing with Commodity Shortage

October 3, 2012

A lack of funding last fiscal year at the federal level has led to a shortage of USDA commodity foods in northeast Georgia. According to Northeast Georgia Food Bank President and CEO John Becker, the government did not provide enough funding to supply enough commodities to last for the entire federal fiscal year, which...

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Sims, Jr. Sentencing Delayed

October 3, 2012

A sentencing hearing for a Toccoa man convicted of felony murder last week is on hold. Officials report that sentencing for Steve A. Sims, Jr. of Toccoa has been pushed back from this morning until October 15. Sims, Jr. was convicted of felony murder, voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,...

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Stephens Co. August Unemployment Figures Out

October 3, 2012

Recently released figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show mixed unemployment numbers for Stephens County. According to the August figures, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate in August was 9.4 percent, which is down three-tenths of a percent from the revised July rate of 9.7 percent. However, the number of employed in Stephens County...

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Carnesville Man Indicted

October 3, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Carnesville man has been indicted on felony Theft by Deception charges after he allegedly bilked at least one customer out of almost $8,000 for cabinets he never delivered. A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Joe Graham, of 2130 Hwy 145, Carnesville last week. Prosecutors claim Graham, had...

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Lavonia Train Depot Renovations Continuing

October 3, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Work should be done ahead of schedule on the Lavonia train depot renovation. Crews have been working for the past seven weeks to take the building back to how it looked when it first opened in 1912. Originally scheduled to be completed in December, Lavonia City Manager Gary...

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Police Blotter

October 3, 2012

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary on Walker Road. According to the report on file, it was reported on September 28. The report states that $1,170 worth of household goods and other items were taken. Elsewhere, a Yearwood Street resident told the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office that on September 20, someone...

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Early Voting Starts Oct. 15

October 2, 2012

With the November presidential election fast approaching, some states around the nation have already started their advance voting periods. However, Georgia is not one of them. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that her office has received numerous calls about when early voting starts in Georgia. According to Kelley, early voting in Stephens County...

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Rain Continues to Fall in Stephens Co.

October 2, 2012

The chance of more showers remains today after more than a day of steady, sometimes heavy rain. So far, downtown Toccoa has received well over three inches of rain from this rain event, which began on Sunday. The rain could continue to help the dry conditions in the area. According to last week’s release...

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