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NE Ga. Businessman Develops System To Protect Against Avian Flu Virus

June 26, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia With the threat of Avian influenza now on Georgia’s doorstep, one local businessman has developed a system to disinfect all trucks and vehicles coming onto a poultry farm. Jeff Schwan is the owner of Farm Guard Systems, LLC. Schwan has developed a disinfecting drive-through spray system that he...

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County Continues Looking At Road Work

June 25, 2015

Work continues towards getting the county’s priorities in order when it comes to road repairs this season. On Tuesday, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the list of primary roads for SPLOST VI funds this year. Ayers said that the county is trying to get caught up and moving forward with SPLOST...

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County Commission Talks Recycling, Convenience Sites

June 25, 2015

Stephens County staff continue to look at how to re-start recycling for county residents. The county removed recycling bins from its convenience sites back in April, but voted in May to work on restoring recycling availability for residents after public feedback on the issue. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the recycling issue...

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Strong Storm Strikes Toccoa

June 25, 2015

A strong storm moves through part of Toccoa and causes significant damage in some areas. The storm moved through at about 4 p.m. Wednesday. While it only resulted in about .07 inches of rain and some hail in the downtown area, the storm was much worse in other parts of town. Specifically on Big...

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Police Blotter

June 25, 2015

On its Facebook page, the Toccoa Police Department says it has recovered a push mower believed to have been stolen on or around May 28, 2015. Police say that if anyone is missing this mower or knows who is missing it and can identify it, please contact Sgt. Jimmy Mize at the Toccoa Police...

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Rabun Co. Man Arrested for Child Pornography

June 25, 2015

By WRBN Radio, Clayton Federal agents arrest a Rabun County man on child pornography charges after an international investigation that took place over the course of nearly one year. According to court documents, authorities in New Zealand began investigating 35 year old Christopher Welcher, a Rabun County resident, in connection to child pornography back...

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Franklin Co. Holds Public Hearing on FY 16 Budget

June 25, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It was another low turnout Tuesday at a public hearing in Franklin County prior to the county commission passing its Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Only two citizens showed up to the Franklin County Justice Center in Carnesville Tuesday to comment on Franklin County’s plan to increase next year’s...

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Stephens Co. Approves FY 16 Budget

June 24, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners set the county government’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. On Tuesday, the county commission voted 4 to 1 to approve the budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. That budget totals about $21.62 million overall. About $12.97 million of that is in the general fund budget, which is about...

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Service Thursday in Toccoa to Show Support for Charleston

June 24, 2015

A number of Stephens County churches are coming together this week in a show of support for Charleston, South Carolina and Emanuel A.M.E. Church. A inter-denominational community church service will take place in Toccoa on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Tugalo Street. St. Matthias Episcopal Church Rector the...

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SCSO Arrests Man Wanted in Westminster for Attempted Murder

June 24, 2015

Stephens County authorities apprehend a man wanted in South Carolina on a charge of attempted murder. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, authorities were told to be on the lookout for a vehicle entering Georgia by way of U.S. Highway 123 from South Carolina late in the evening of June 19. Shirley said...

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