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Humane Shelter Board Deals with Appointments, Officer Elections

December 18, 2013
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The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Board has some new members and officers in place for the year ahead. Tuesday, the shelter board elected its officers for 2014, while also taking care of appointing some new board members to replace board members whose terms are expiring. Under a plan approved by the shelter board earlier...

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Parents Express Concern About Open SCHS Baseball Coach Post

December 18, 2013
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With baseball season around the corner, concerns are being raised about the status of a baseball coach at StephensCountyHigh School. Becky Hewitt is a parent concerned about the baseball team who spoke to the Stephens County Board of Education on the matter at Tuesday’s meeting. Hewitt said it has been very difficult to have...

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Royston Law Firm Gutted By Fire

December 18, 2013
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Royston Law Firm Gutted By Fire

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the State Fire Marshal’s Office continue to comb through what’s left of the Mays and Roger Davison Law Offices in Royston hoping to determine the cause of the fire that gutted the building Tuesday. Royston Fire Chief Billy...

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Carson Completes TCSG Training

December 18, 2013
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A North Georgia Tech official is honored for completing state-level training. North Georgia Technical College Vice President for Administration Carol Carson was recently recognized for completing the Technical College System of Georgia Administrative Services Executive Academy.  Carson was presented with a certificate of completion for demonstrating professional education and commitment to their profession by...

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TFC Men’s Hoops Picks Up First Win

December 18, 2013
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The Toccoa Falls College Eagle men’s basketball team picks up its first win of the 2013 season. Last Thursday, TFC defeated Piedmont International University 90-50 at home. Freshman Nathan Palmer led the Eagles with his first career double-double, scoring 20 points and adding 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Devian Clark chipped in a game-high 22 points...

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New City Commissioners Sworn In

December 17, 2013
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Toccoa swears in its two incoming city commissioners. Judge Bob Struble gave the oath of office to Commissioners-Elect Jeanette Jamieson and Evan Hellenga during Monday’s meeting. Jamieson and Hellenga are replacing outgoing commissioners Andy Pavliscsak and Ron Seib. Mayor David Austin said Toccoa appreciates Pavliscsak’s and Seib’s contributions to the city. “I have been...

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Savannah Lane Abandonment Tabled Again

December 17, 2013
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The proposed abandonment of Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley in Toccoa remains on the table. Monday, commissioners once again took up the second reading of the proposed abandonment that the Toccoa First United Methodist Church has requested. The church owns all of the property surrounding Savannah Lane and the part of...

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Fire Destroys Gumlog Home

December 17, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An elderly woman is safe and staying with friends after her home burned to the ground Sunday night in the Gumlog community. It happened about 8 p.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Lakeshore Drive off  State Route 328. Homeowner Louise Fletcher said she was already in bed...

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County Landfill Officially Capped, Closed

December 17, 2013
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Stephens County officially gets its landfill closed. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers announced last week that Fort Lamar Services had completed the third and final phase of landfill closure. Ayers said that even though the landfill has been capped off and closed, the issue is not completely over. “It goes into the post-closure phase, which...

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Lanier Sweeps SCHS In Monday Hoops

December 17, 2013
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Stephens County drops both ends of a boys-girls doubleheader in Sugar Hill on Monday. In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians scored just one point in the first quarter on their way to a 37-26 loss to Lanier. Mya Cleveland led the Lady Indians with 7 points, while LiLi Hester scored 4 points. Amber...

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