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DOT Tells Motorists to Watch Out for Black Ice

January 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be on the lookout for black ice this morning in northeast Georgia. DOT crews are working throughout Northeast Georgia, monitoring conditions and checking bridges, shady areas and the higher elevations for icing in the 21 counties service area. Northeast Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith...

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Snow, Ice Causing Problems on Roads

January 29, 2014

The snow is no longer falling, but the aftermath remains. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the agency’s road crews are running into problems not just in northeast Georgia, but statewide. “There are still very hazardous conditions from northeast Georgia to Savannah,” said Pope.  “The best place to stay is where...

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National Weather Service Says Better Weather Coming After Winter Weather Advisory

January 29, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A winter weather advisory is still in effect for Stephens County and most of the area today until noon. “It goes through noon today for the entire area,” said John Tomko, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, this morning. “That is for black ice on the...

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Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Filed

January 29, 2014

The Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings will handle the appeal filed by Wilbros against the administrative order issued last week by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The EPD said it has received an official petition appealing the order the agency issued last week to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s environmental permits and close...

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Art Exhibit Opens in Toccoa

January 29, 2014

Toccoa cuts the ribbon on a visit from a traveling art exhibit. The “Inspired Georgia” exhibit was unveiled Tuesday in an opening ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa, the Currahee Artists’ Guild, and the Stephens County Historical Society are teaming up to...

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Snow Falling, Authorities Urge Caution

January 28, 2014

It’s a wintry day in Toccoa. Snow has continued for much of the afternoon. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that roads were getting slick at 3 p.m. with a couple of accidents already taking place. He says secondary roads are especially tricky and urges people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary...

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Toccoa Commission Approves Two Purchases

January 28, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make two equipment purchases. Monday, commissioners unanimously approved both the purchase of a new computer server and the purchase of a tag reader for the Toccoa Police Department. City Manager Billy Morse said Toccoa’s current computer server needs to be replaced. “The city does have a computer hard drive server that...

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New Hearing Date Set in Wilbros Civil Suit

January 28, 2014

In light of the Georgia EPD’s order last week that called on the Wilbros facility at the center of a years long odor controversy to shut down, the civil suit filed by Stephens County Commissioners and others against Wilbros is now scheduled to head back in to a courtroom next month. A hearing has...

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VFW Ladies Auxiliary Celebrates Anniversary

January 28, 2014

The Toccoa VFW Post’s Ladies’ Auxiliary celebrates a milestone. This weekend, the VFW Post 4346 Ladies’ Auxiliary held a celebration to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its chartering, which officially happened on January 6, at the Post Home on Savannah Street in Toccoa. VFW Post 4346 Ladies’ Auxiliary President Patti Lester said the celebration...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

January 28, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a work session to discuss items that are on the agenda for the meeting. Items...

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