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Jarrell Urges Caution on Roads for Christmas

December 19, 2014

Local law enforcement agencies are urging safety as drivers hit the roadways this holiday season. Both the Toccoa Police Department and Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will be out on the roadways, watching out for aggressive drivers and also those who are drinking and driving. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that people going to...

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Collins Announces Office Locations, Committee Assignments

December 19, 2014

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins says he will have new office locations starting with the new Congress in January. Collins said his Gainesville office will be located at 210 Washington Street, NW Suite 202, Gainesville, GA. For constituents visiting Washington, DC, Congressman Collins said his office will be located in 1504 Longworth House...

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Franklin Co. Hires New Chamber of Commerce Director

December 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Chamber of Commerce has a new Director. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Tonya Powers as the new Director of Chamber Services. For the past five years, Powers has worked as the sales and marketing director for Cateechee Golf Club in...

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Toccoa Resident Among NGTC Rick Perkins Award Nominees

December 19, 2014

A Toccoa resident is among the group of North Georgia Technical College instructors nominated for this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Teaching. Welding instructor Jason Smith is one of seven instructors nominated from the school. They are all in the competition for the Rick Perkins Award handed out by the Technical College...

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Cat Castration Hearing Postponed

December 18, 2014

A Magistrate Court hearing over the animal cruelty summons issued against Stephens County High School teacher Daniel Hebert will not happen today. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that hearing has been postponed. Roberts said no new date has been set at this time. Animal control issued a summons to Hebert last...

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SCDA Approves Inducement Resolution

December 18, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority takes a step to try to encourage an unnamed company to invest in the county. At a called meeting Wednesday, the Development Authority board unanimously approved an inducement resolution for industrial revenue bonds not to exceed $10 million in connection to something called “Project Sark.” Development Authority officials said...

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Meadowbrook Machine and Tool Expanding

December 18, 2014

A local industry is announcing an expansion. Meadowbrook Machine and Tool on the Clary Connector in Eastanollee has announced that it has started expanding its operations. Bill Cochran is Production Manager for the company. He said Meadowbrook Machine and Tool is adding more CNC machines to its facility over the next few months. “We...

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School System Agrees to Length of Proposed Lease For Old Toccoa H.S. Gym

December 18, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education settles on a number of years for a requested lease extension by Evan Oglesby for the use of the old Toccoa High School gym. Tuesday, the school board voted 5 to 2 to base a lease extension on a 30-year term. Oglesby, a Toccoa native and former NFL...

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Indian Wrestlers Continue Strong Start

December 18, 2014

Stephens County High School’s wrestling team continues its strong start to the season. Earlier this week, the Indian wrestlers competed in a dual meet with Seneca and Westside High Schools out of South Carolina. The Indians ran their season dual meet record to 5-1. They defeated Westside, 39-28 and host Seneca, 36-33. Indian Wrestling...

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SCMS Basketball Update

December 18, 2014

Stephens County Middle School splits with Hart County Middle School in mid-week basketball action. Tuesday, the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams played Hart County. In 7th grade action, the Lady Rebels lost 30 to 19. Meanwhile in boys’ action, the Stephens County 7th graders lost 38-31 to Hart County, as Hart scored the...

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