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Hart Co. Still Talking About What To Do Regarding Inmate Labor

January 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia How to handle the potential loss of prison help from the Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell is just one of a number of topics that will be discussed at an upcoming work session of the Hart County Board of Commissioners. Whitworth Detention Center is transitioning from an all...

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Clinic Adds New Certified Nurse Practitioner

January 28, 2013
Clinic Adds New Certified Nurse Practitioner

The Toccoa Clinic adds a new certified nurse practitioner. The clinic announced recently that certified nurse practitioner Charlotte Davis of Clarkesville has joined the clinic’s internal medicine department. Davis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and a master of science in nursing from North Georgia College and State University last...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

January 25, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick reports that jury duty for Monday, January 28 has been cancelled so jurors do not need to report.

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Big A Road Burglary Report Leads To Arrest

January 25, 2013

A Toccoa man faces charges in connection with a residential burglary earlier this month on Big A Road. Toccoa Police Department Chief Tim Jarrell said that an officer responded to the 600 block of Big A Road at about 3:45 p.m. on January 12 in reference to a report of a burglary. “Sergeant Joe...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Wal-Mart Employee for Theft From Store

January 25, 2013

A Toccoa Wal-Mart employee faces multiple charges after he is accused of stealing from the store. Toccoa Police Department Chief Tim Jarrell said that Wal-Mart officials requested that police initiate an investigation at the store. According to Jarrell, the investigation led to the arrest of 31-year-old Darren Michael Gomez of Toccoa on eight counts...

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SCSO Getting New Chief Deputy

January 25, 2013

A couple of personnel changes are taking effect this weekend at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Murray Kogod will be leaving that post to take over the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Drug Unit, which covers Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties. Kogod began working for the Sheriff’s Office back...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Up in December

January 25, 2013

2012 ends with an increase in the unemployment rate for Stephens County. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate for December came in at 9.2 percent. That is six-tenths of a percent higher than the revised November rate of 8.6 percent. In the month...

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Lavonia Talking About Ball Field Complex With Franklin Co. Recreation Dept.

January 25, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia is in talks with the Franklin County Recreation Department about a different lease option for the Lavonia ball fields. Last year, the Franklin County Little League used the field and the city paid for the ball field upkeep. However, at a called meeting earlier...

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Toccoa Remembers Jake McNiece

January 24, 2013

Toccoa remembers Jake McNiece. The World War II and Camp Toccoa veteran passed away earlier this week at the home of his son. Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan says that McNiece was a paratrooper who trained for the war in Toccoa and became the leader of a group of men known...

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Hwy. 17 Widening Still Moving Forward in Stephens Co.

January 24, 2013

The widening of Highway 17 in Stephens County to four lanes appears to continue to move forward. According to Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope, seven companies bid on the first phase of the widening, which is the southern end of the project between Franklin County and Scott Road. The low bid received...

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