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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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NeSmith Appointed Chair of USG Board of Regents

November 16, 2012

The co-owner and president of numerous northeast Georgia newspapers is the new chair of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Board of Regents, which is the 18-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, elected Regent William “Dink” H. NeSmith Jr. to a one-year term as the Board’s Chair. NeSmith...

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Wilbros Hearing Tonight

November 15, 2012

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s public hearing on the proposed Wilbros consent order is set for tonight. The hearing will start at 7 p.m. in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School in Toccoa. Stephens County Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough said this is the public’s chance to speak with...

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Toccoa Police Arrest Two on Drug Charge

November 15, 2012

The Toccoa Police Department says two people face a drug charge after an incident over the weekend at a city apartment complex. According to Interim Chief Tim Jarrell, police were called out to a report of shots being fired on Sunday. “At around 12:51 p.m., the police department received a report about shots being...

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Sewer Design Bid Approved

November 15, 2012

Local officials are moving forward with the design of proposed major wastewater system enhancements. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood of Atlanta, Georgia to design the project at a cost of $173,974. The project will involve designing approximately 55,705 feet of sewer line and about 10,000 feet of waterline...

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