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Stephens Co. Marks Veterans Day

November 12, 2014
Stephens Co. Marks Veterans Day

Stephens County marks Veterans’ Day. The annual observance of Veterans Day took place this morning on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Each year, the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303 organize the program. This year’s guest speaker was Retired...

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Stephens Co. Sending Letters on Bypass Water, Sewer Easements

November 12, 2014

Stephens County and the city of Toccoa will soon send out a letter to property owners along a planned expansion of water and sewer lines along the Toccoa By-pass. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a letter of notice of intent to acquire with the city for the By-pass water and sewer improvements. Stephens...

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Teacher at Center of SCHS Cat Incident Withdraws Resignation

November 12, 2014

The teacher who school officials say had resigned following a cat castration controversy at Stephens County High School has withdrawn that resignation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Tuesday morning that Mr. Daniel Hebert officially withdrew his resignation. Dorsey had reported that Hebert had originally resigned last week after school officials said he...

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Advance Tickets Available for SCHS State Football Playoff Game

November 12, 2014

Stephens County High School says it has some pre-sale tickets available for this Friday’s first-round state AAAA playoff football game between the Indians and Pickens High School at Pickens. The cost of the tickets is $8 each. Anyone wanting pre-sale tickets should see Cathy Thornton at Stephens County High School.

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Sole Finalist Named for Franklin Co. Manager Post

November 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County has named a finalist for the job of County Manager. After coming out of an executive session Monday, County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced the Board’s choice for sole finalist. “The person we have chosen for the sole candidate for the County Manager position is Elizabeth...

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Hudgens Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

November 12, 2014

With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter. “As temperatures go down, the number of home fires tends to go up,” Hudgens said. “Please keep safety in mind while you’re keeping warm.” • Heating equipment...

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Teen Indicted in Mother’s Death

November 11, 2014

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted the teen accused of killing his mother in September. The grand jury handed down a formal indictment against the teen on Monday. That indictment charges the teen with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Aggravated Assault in connection with the death of 46-year-old Kim Lanier on September 29....

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City Staff Presents Golf Course Proposal

November 11, 2014

Toccoa city staff present a proposal for putting the Pines golf course back under full city control as a department of city government. City commissioners met with Public Works Department staff at a work session on Monday to talk about the nine-hole golf course off of Black Mountain Road, which has remained closed since...

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Toccoa Commission Makes Appointments

November 11, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make a number of appointments at their regularly scheduled meeting. City commissioners met Monday at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission unanimously re-appointed Bob Sneed to serve another two-year term as the city’s Municipal Court Judge. Sneed was initially appointed to the position in December 2012 and began...

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Stephens Co. Marking Veterans Day Today

November 11, 2014

Today is Veterans Day and multiple events in northeast Georgia will mark the occasion. In Stephens County, a ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. today on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the program is sponsored by the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign...

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