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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Humane Shelter Receives Grant

June 25, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter receives a grant to help provide care for animals. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the shelter has received a $5,000 grant from the Hart EMC Foundation. Roberts said the grant will help replenish the shelter’s “Joey Fund,” which is designed to provide veterinary care for stray or sick adoptable...

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Lavonia Police Investigating Weekend Burglaries

June 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Police Department is investigating two burglaries authorities believe could be related. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the first burglary was discovered Monday morning at a cellphone repair shop on Augusta Road. “The first burglary was at Nikki’s Cellphone Repair,” Carlisle said. “An unknown individual or...

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Two Sought in Mize Road Burglary

June 24, 2014

Two people are being sought in connection to a reported burglary earlier this month in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his deputies were called to a Mize Road residence on June 15 in reference to the alleged burglary. “Two individuals that were renting an apartment from the owner had taken guns,...

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Stephens Co. Commission Expected to Take Budget Vote Today

June 24, 2014

The Stephens County Commission is expected to vote on its Fiscal Year 2015 budget at its meeting later today. County commissioners meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The county is proposing a Fiscal Year 2015 budget that is built on a proposed...

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Corps Using Social Media To Promote Water Safety

June 24, 2014

This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is launching a new water safety campaign using social media. It’s called, the “Wear IT to Win It” campaign. Corps spokesperson Tracy Robillard said it’s a contest to promote the use of life jackets. “We want people to show us their photos of people...

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Still on Schedule, Says DOT

June 24, 2014

For those traveling in Hart County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said progress continues on repairs to State Route 51. The Georgia DOT said utility relocations are almost finished at the State Route 51 sinkhole repair site. DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith said work is going well and remains on schedule for an August...

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Wilkinson Assigned to Study Committee

June 24, 2014

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will serve on the State Senate’s School Discipline Study Committee. Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle appointed Wilkinson to that committee last week. Over the next several months, this study committee will review the type of punishments imposed by various school systems, the time spent in alternative schools by...

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Toccoa Rookie League Softball Takes Third

June 24, 2014

The Toccoa Rookie League Softball All-Stars take third place in the state. Toccoa’s Rookie League softballers played in the state tournament this past weekend in Warner Robins. In their first game, the Toccoa All-Stars fell to Western Little League of Macon by a score of 5-3. However, Toccoa fought back on Saturday, winning their...

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Martin Sent To AAA

June 24, 2014

Toccoa native Ethan Martin is headed back to Triple-A for the time being. The Philadelphia Phillies’ website reports that Martin was optioned back to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Sunday. Phillies’ Manager Ryne Sandberg is quoted on the Phillies’ website as saying the move is to allow Martin to pitch more innings. Sandberg told the...

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Fire Guts Stephens Co. Industrial Building

June 23, 2014
Fire Guts Stephens Co. Industrial Building

The investigation is getting underway to try to find out what caused a fire that destroyed a Stephens County industrial building on Saturday. The fire took place at Heavywood Furniture on Industrial Boulevard. Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Jody Marcus said crews responded during the 10 a.m. hour on Saturday. “We initially had reports...

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