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Toccoa To Get Electric Car Charging Station

December 31, 2014

Downtown Toccoa plans to add a charging station for electric cars. The city’s Downtown Development Authority recently received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority through its “Charge Georgia” program to help pay for the cost of installing the electric car charging station. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said the unit will cost...

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Classroom Supply Drive Underway

December 31, 2014

A drive underway now is looking to help get classrooms ready with the items they need when school opens back up in Stephens County next month. Family Connection of Stephens County and St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church are teaming up on a classroom supply drive. St. Matthias Rector The Very Rev. Mary Demmler said they...

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New Year’s Government Schedule Announced

December 31, 2014

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall will be closed Thursday in observance of New Year’s Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Commercial...

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Law Enforcement Urge Safety While Driving This New Year’s Holiday

December 31, 2014

Local and state law enforcement officials are urging caution this New Year’s holiday. The Georgia Department of Public Safety says its New Year’s travel period begins at 6 p.m. tonight and ends at midnight on Sunday, January 4. That is a total of 102 hours. Last year during a 30-hour holiday period for New...

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Northern Circuit DA In Running for Judicial Seat

December 31, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White is among 10 people being considered to fill the vacancy left by retiring Northern Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Bailey. Bailey retires at the end of the month. Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission received applications through December 8th for the job. Officials...

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DNR Seeking Public Input On Upcoming Hunting Regulations

December 31, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is getting ready to seek public input on the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 hunting seasons. A number of public meetings will be held on the topic in January. These meetings, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural...

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NGTC Awards Employees for Service

December 31, 2014

North Georgia Technical College recognizes its employees for years of service. At a recent employee celebration, North Georgia Technical College proudly honored employees who have served the college for many years with the Faithful Service Award. The school said that the Faithful Service Award symbolizes the dedication and hard work that employees have performed...

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Three Arrested In Connection With Alleged Multi-County Drug Ring

December 30, 2014

White County authorities and agents with the North Georgia Regional Drug Enforcement Office say they have made additional arrests and dismantled a methamphetamine ring that was active in Stephens County and throughout the north Georgia region. Authorities say that earlier this month, they arrested 37-year-old Stacy Collins, 32-year-old Jeremy Prestwood, and 28-year-old Casey Gragg,...

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Ga. DOT Ready for New Year’s

December 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is trying to help make sure drivers this New Year’s holiday get started on a safe foot. Georgia DOT officials said the agency is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday and continuing through 5 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015 for...

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Friday Wreck on GA 17 Results in Injuries

December 30, 2014

A Friday night wreck in Stephens County results in multiple injuries. It occurred just after 6 p.m. on Georgia Highway 17 near Yow Mill Road and involved three vehicles. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, all three vehicles were traveling in the northbound lane of Highway 17 when a vehicle...

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