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Animal Shelter Continues To Face Financial Crunch

December 3, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to deal with financial challenges. Monday, the Shelter Board met and discussed the current financial picture. Currently, Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that financial picture includes a budget deficit of $22,964. Projected over a whole year, Roberts said that if nothing changes, the deficit could end up in...

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Wilbros Appeal Hearing Continues Today

December 3, 2014

The next court date in the case of Wilbros vs. the Georgia Environmental Protection Division takes place later today. Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker with the Office of State Administrative Hearings will hear oral arguments in Wilbros’ appeal of the EPD’s administrative order against the facility at 1:30 p.m. today at the OSAH office...

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BBB Offers Holiday Giving Tips

December 3, 2014

As the holiday season continues, the calls for donations will be on the rise. With that in mind, the Better Business Bureau is urging people to give wisely this holiday season. Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau President Fred Elsberry says people should be very careful when considering where to donate their money all year...

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SCHS Swept By White Co. In Basketball

December 3, 2014

  White County sweeps Stephens County in weeknight basketball. Tuesday, the Indians and Lady Indians made the trip west to Cleveland for games against the Warriors and Lady Warriors. In the girls’ game, Stephens County shot under 20 percent from the field in a 34-22 loss to White County. The Lady Indians did not...

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Toccoa Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal 2012 Motorcycle Wreck

December 2, 2014

A Toccoa man pleads guilty in connection to a 2012 fatal motorcycle crash in Stephens County. 34-year-old Joshua Lamar Hanley entered a guilty plea in front of Judge Chan Caudell in Stephens County Superior Court on Monday. Hanley pleaded guilty to one count of Homicide by Vehicle in the First Degree in connection with...

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New Chamber of Commerce Director Named

December 2, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce names its new President. Monday, The Chamber announced the selection of Julie Paysen as the new Chamber President in a press release. Paysen replaces Wendi Bailey, who retired in August after serving as Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President for nearly eight years. Paysen’s first day on the job...

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Topic of SCHS Cat Castration Case Comes Up at Shelter Board Meeting

December 2, 2014

Teachers, parents, students, and others supporting Stephens County High School Agriculture Teacher Daniel Hebert make their feelings known to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board. The shelter board met Monday at Toccoa City Hall. Hebert was summoned to appear in Stephens County Magistrate Court this month on two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty for...

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Humane Shelter Director’s Contract Extended

December 2, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board gives Shelter Director Jeff Roberts a one-year extension. Shelter Board Chair Stanley London made the announcement Monday. He said the one-year extension of Roberts’ contract came by a 5-1 vote, with board member Joan Allen voting “no.” “I think right now, he is just getting things worked out...

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More Charges Possible in Fatal SR 77 Ext. Wreck

December 2, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More charges could be leveled against the driver who plowed head on into a family vehicle Friday, killing a Franklin County couple and their 5-year old daughter. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Monday that Marco Hernandez remains hospitalized from injuries he received from the wreck. The wreck happened...

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NGTC Announces GOAL Semi-Finalists

December 2, 2014

North Georgia Technical College is announcing the semi-finalists for this year’s Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership, or GOAL Award, at the school. The GOAL Program is designed to spotlight outstanding achievement by students in the Georgia Technical College System and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workplace. GOAL candidates are...

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