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Fire Safety Festival Saturday

October 18, 2013
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An event this weekend in Toccoa will call attention to the topic of fire safety. People First of Stephens County is hosting its annual Fire Safety Festival Saturday in the parking lot of the Fernside Fire Department in Toccoa. People First is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. Jeraldine Hayes is a People...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

October 18, 2013
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Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday that jurors who were scheduled to report for jury duty on Monday, October 21 do not need to report. According to Quick, jury duty has been cancelled for the entire week next week in Stephens County.

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NGTC Opens Economic Development Training Center

October 18, 2013
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NGTC Opens Economic Development Training Center

A new facility at North Georgia Technical College focuses on economic development. Officials recently gathered at North Georgia Technical College’s new Economic Development Training Center for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a demonstration of the simulation capabilities now available to businesses in the area. Those in attendance received demonstrations on diagnostic software that...

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J.B. Hudgins Appointed to Andrews’ Commission Seat Pending Election

October 17, 2013
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A familiar face to county government will fill the seat of late Stephens County Commissioner Harold Andrews pending a special election. Stephens County Probate Judge Glenda Ernest announced Wednesday that she would appoint former Stephens County Commissioner J.B. Hudgins to Andrews’ post. Ernest said she put a lot of thought into the decision about...

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Stephens Co. School System Hires New Finance Director

October 17, 2013
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The Stephens County School System has a new finance director. Wednesday, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten announced the appointment of Misty Cleveland as the Stephens County School System Finance Director. The Board of Education unanimously voted for the hire as part of the Human Resources report it approved at its meeting on Tuesday....

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Former WLET Owner Otto McDonald Passes Away

October 17, 2013
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Toccoa is remembering a former local radio station owner and personality. Otto McDonald, Jr. of Greenwood, South Carolina passed away Tuesday at the age of 88. McDonald was once the President and General Manager of WLET-AM and WLET-FM in Toccoa. “Otto was a fine gentleman, businessman, (and) newsman,” said Ted Taylor, who worked with...

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City To Bid Out Water Line Relocation

October 17, 2013
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The city of Toccoa will move to bid out a project to replace a section of main water line on its water distribution system. Monday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse updated commissioners on the need to replace 366 feet of main water line at Highway 17 and Rock Quarry Road. Morse said the city...

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Toccoa Police Officer Receives Regional Award

October 17, 2013
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Toccoa Police Officer Receives Regional Award

A Toccoa Police Officer receives recognition from a regional agency. Toccoa Police Officer David Shanks recently received the Northeast Traffic Enforcement Network Officer of the Year for 2013. The Northeast network consists of all law enforcement agencies from Stephens, Hall, White, Habersham, Rabun, Lumpkin, Dawson, Jackson, Franklin, and Hart counties. Toccoa Police Chief Tim...

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Franklin Co. BOC Working to Begin County Manager Search

October 17, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search for a new County Manager is starting to move forward in Franklin County. Franklin County has been without a manager since last month when former manager Billy Morse resigned to take his old job back in Toccoa as City Manager. Since then, Franklin County Engineer John...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Charter System Application

October 16, 2013
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The Stephens County School System will send its charter system application off to the state for consideration. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved the application at its regular monthly meeting. The Stephens County School System has been working on the application since January, when it made the decision to pursue charter...

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