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IRS Free File Now Available As Tax Season Starts

January 27, 2014

The tax filing season is right around the corner and those eligible for free filing online with the Internal Revenue Service can actually get started now. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said that “Free File” is now available to those in Georgia who wish to file their own taxes online and meet certain criteria. “Here...

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Chamber Holds Joint Ribbon Cutting

January 27, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce recognizes two businesses with one ribbon-cutting. Thursday, the Chamber held a joint ribbon cutting for That’s a Great Deal and McGarity’s Starters and Alternators, which are both located on Big A Road in Toccoa near its intersection with Currahee Street. That’s A Great Deal is celebrating its four...

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work

January 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work in Stephens and surrounding counties for this week. In Stephens County, a crew will be sealing the joints on the State Route 17 Alternate bridge over the railroad tracks. A lane closure will be required as work occurs. Meanwhile in Franklin County, a crew will...

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No Trial Date Yet for Brent Shubert

January 27, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A year after his arrest, no trial date has yet been set for Brent Shubert. He is the Canon man accused of murdering his fiancé a year ago. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White has asked for the death penalty in that case. White said he hopes...

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SCHS Swept at Lumpkin in Basketball Play

January 25, 2014

Stephens County comes up just short in a basketball doubleheader in Dahlonega. It was a battle of the Lady Indians and Indians as Stephens County traveled west Friday night to visit Lumpkin County in a Region 8-AAAA match-up. In the girls’ game, Stephens County fought back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter...

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Toccoa Sets 2014 Goals At Retreat

January 24, 2014

The city of Toccoa is organizing its goals for the year ahead. City commissioners and staff met last week for a retreat to talk about the next 12 months. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said it was a good way to start off the year. “It was an opportunity for the entire commission to talk...

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Changes Coming to 2014 Ga. Election Calendar

January 24, 2014

This year’s election calendar in Georgia will look a lot different. That is after changes approved by the state’s General Assembly were signed into law recently by the Governor. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said the changes became necessary after a federal judge ruled that Georgia was not giving military and overseas voters enough...

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Toccoa Hands Out Main Street Awards

January 24, 2014

Downtown Toccoa honors businesses, property owners, and volunteers at its annual Main Street Awards. The annual awards were handed out Thursday night at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the awards give the city a chance to recognize those who have gone above and beyond on...

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Health Dept. Recognizes Local Program

January 24, 2014

A local program is recognized for its efforts to improve the health of area residents. The Evan Oglesby Foundation of Stephens County was recently named as one of the 21 honorees of the “Celebrate Healthy North Georgia” initiative. The program is run by District 2 Public Health and recognizes those who have implemented programs...

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Food Processor Coming to Hart County, Bringing 120 Jobs

January 24, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new food processing plant is coming to Hart County and bringing more than a hundred jobs with it. The Hart County Industrial Building Authority announced recently that Lake Foods, a newly established food processor, is opening its first location in mid-February in Hart County. Hart County Industrial...

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