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German Auto Parts Company Coming to Hart Co.

December 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County officials are calling it a history making event. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Germany-based Häring, a leading global manufacturer of precision components and subassemblies for the automotive industry, will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Hartwell, creating 800 jobs by 2025 and investing $54...

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Buford In State Football Finals This Weekend

December 12, 2014

Region 8-AAAA will look to pick up a state football championship this weekend. The region champion Buford Wolves are in the AAAA state championship football game this weekend. Buford, 14-0 on the season, will take on St. Pius at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Georgia Dome. St. Pius comes into the game with a...

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TFC Basketball Update

December 12, 2014

The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball team wins a double-overtime thriller. TFC beat Columbia International University in double overtime, 97-94, on Saturday. Down seven with just over two minutes left in the second overtime, TFC answered with an 11-2 run to take the lead en route to the win. Derek Westfall had 31 points...

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Toccoa Commission, ABC Board Meet

December 11, 2014

Toccoa’s Alcohol Beverage Control board discusses concerns with the city commission. The two boards met for a work session on Monday. City ABC Board Member Gary Donahue said the board has a couple of issues it has encountered as it works on the ABC license renewals that are coming due this month. “A couple...

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Bell Says Animal Control Ordinance To Be Looked At

December 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell said local officials are going to be meeting next week about the animal control ordinance. Bell made the comments at the conclusion of Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. He said he feels there are issues with the animal control ordinance that need to be straightened out now. “Some of...

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SCDA Holds December Meeting

December 11, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority wraps up its calendar year. The Development Authority board met Tuesday morning for its final scheduled monthly meeting of 2014. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says that the board voted during the meeting to authorize the board chair to sign a memorandum of understanding and deed...

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SFB Customers Get Letter on Oconee Federal Merger

December 11, 2014

A letter sent to Stephens Federal Bank customers provides details about the merger between the Toccoa bank and Oconee Federal Savings and Loan. That letter, which was also posted on the bank’s website, states that the merger transaction was finalized in early December. It goes on to say that the system integration will take...

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Indian Wrestling Beats Rabun Co.

December 11, 2014

The Indian wrestling team picks up a dual meet win. Stephens County defeated Rabun County 45-27 in Tiger earlier this week. Winning by pins were Corey Kindel at 120 pounds, Javon Jones at 126 pounds, Cole Simmons at 132 pounds, Jay Stowe at 138 pounds, Jose Cannon at 160 pounds, Devin Burns at 182...

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No Truckers For Kids Run This Year

December 11, 2014

There will not be a Truckers for Kids toy run or parade this year. That is from organizers. They said that health issues in the family of the run’s main organizer, Bear Weaver, have forced the annual holiday event to be postponed this year. The goal, they added, is to resume the event next...

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Stephens Co. Implements Ordinance for Peddlers and Door to Door Solicitors

December 10, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners adopt an ordinance to deal with door-to-door salespeople and peddlers in the county. The county commission approved the ordinance by a 4 to 1 vote on Tuesday. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the ordinance puts guidelines in place that will regulate door-to-door sales and how those individuals operate in the county....

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