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Lavonia Police Announce Drug Trafficking Arrests

March 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police have announced that they have broken up a major drug trafficking operation with the arrest of four people. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the arrests came recently after residents made complaints of drug activity at a house on 2nd Street that resulted in a lengthy undercover...

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Hartwell Lake Campgrounds Opening April 1

March 25, 2014

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing that three Lake Hartwell campgrounds will open on April 1. They are Watsadler Campground in Hart County, Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina, and Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina. The Corps said both Watsadler Campground and Twin Lakes Campground...

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Ga. Supreme Court Upholds Stephens Co. Nuisance Ordinance

March 24, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously votes to uphold Stephens County’s nuisance ordinance after it was challenged more than a year ago by the Wilbros facility. In a ruling issued last month, the state’s highest court unanimously voted to deny Wilbros’ challenge of the county’s nuisance ordinance. In November 2012, attorneys for Wilbros appealed one...

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Health Dept. Adding New 7th Grade Vaccination Requirement

March 24, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health is announcing new immunization requirements for Georgia students that are entering the 7th grade. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that the new requirements will apply to students entering 7th grade beginning next school year. “Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, 7th graders will be required...

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Toccoa Little League Opens Season

March 24, 2014
Toccoa Little League Opens Season

Another season of Toccoa Little League is underway Toccoa Little League held its annual Opening Day events Saturday at the Doyle Street Park. It all started with a parade from downtown Toccoa up Doyle   Street to the Doyle Street Park. Once everybody was at the park, all of the teams for all of...

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Park St. Bridge on Today’s Toccoa Commission Agenda

March 24, 2014

The Park Street Bridge tops the agenda for Toccoa City Commissioners at their meeting later today. City commissioners are scheduled to meet starting at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes a scheduled public hearing on the Park Street Bridge. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the city...

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Indians Score 11 in 4th to Pull Away, Beat Lumpkin Co.

March 21, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team is still undefeated in region play after using an 11-run fourth inning outburst to break open a tie game and defeat Lumpkin County Friday 12-1 in five innings. With the game tied at 1 through three innings, the Indians sent 14 men to the plate in the top...

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Authorities Seek SUV in Connection With Toccoa Homicide

March 21, 2014

Authorities continue to seek the public’s help as part of the investigation into Tuesday’s homicide on Pageland Drive in Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that they are now asking the public for information regarding a vehicle in connection to the case. “We are seeking information on a newer model Ford SUV that is...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves Employee Health Insurance Plan

March 21, 2014

Stephens County Hospital renews its employee benefit package for the year ahead. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority approved the health insurance and other benefit plans for the hospital’s employees for the next 12 months. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said he is pleased with what the hospital was able to work out...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Innovative Thread Designs

March 21, 2014
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Innovative Thread Designs

The community celebrates a business moving into a storefront in Stephens County. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Innovative Thread Designs to celebrate its new location on Design Point. Kevin and Jennifer Hicks own Innovative Thread Designs. Kevin Hicks said they do custom embroidery on all kinds of...

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