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Caterpillar Closing Stephens County Facility By End of 2016

January 16, 2015

Caterpillar said it is closing its Toccoa facility by the end of 2016. In a press release issued late Thursday afternoon, the company says it will close both its Toccoa, Georgia foundry and its Franklin, North Carolina facility and consolidate production to a facility in Mapleton, Illinois over and within the next two years....

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SCDA Meets, Elects Officers

January 16, 2015

The Stephens County Development Authority starts off its calendar year. The Development Authority board held its first meeting of 2015 Thursday morning at the Authority’s offices in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, the Authority welcomed two new members to the board, as Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter and Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell took...

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MLK Events Scheduled For This Weekend

January 16, 2015

Toccoa and Stephens County will host a series of events this weekend to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Saturday at 3 p.m. at Greater Hope Baptist Church in Martin, they will hold the annual “Senior Citizens Reflections” event. Then on Sunday at 5 p.m., the annual musical extravaganza will...

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Local Govts. Announce MLK Schedule

January 16, 2015

Local governments are announcing their schedules for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Both Stephens County government offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed on Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 19th...

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Stephens BOE Meets for January Work Session

January 16, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education pays off its 2014 tax anticipation note. Thursday, Stephens County school officials said the system paid off its tax anticipation note of $4.752 million on December 4th. According to the monthly financial report, that left the school system with just under $500,000 excess revenues over expenditures as of...

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SCMS Basketball Update

January 16, 2015

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams are off until next Friday, January 23rd, when they travel to Madison County. This past Tuesday, the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams faced Hart County. The 7th grade boys lost to Hart by a score of 42-31. Keondre Latner had 7 points to lead the 7th...

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2014: Dry Year for Lake Hartwell

January 16, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia While 2015 is off to a fairly wet start, a look back at 2014 shows it was a dry year for Lake Hartwell. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, observed rainfall in the upper basin recorded deficits in 2014 for all three sub-basins, but Lake Hartwell’s...

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Toccoa Receives Clean Audit Opinion

January 15, 2015

The city of Toccoa receives a generally positive report on its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Auditors from Mauldin and Jenkins, the city’s auditing firm, met with city commissioners on Monday at a work session to review the audit for the fiscal year that wrapped up last June 30. Joel Black with Mauldin and Jenkins...

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Grand Jury Hands Out True Bills of Indictment

January 15, 2015

A Stephens County grand jury indicts a man on charges of attempting to commit extortion against a local business. The grand jury handed down a true bill of indictment against Robert Pietrowicz on Tuesday for three counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony. Pietrowicz, who is from Clayton, was arrested on the charges...

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SCSO Investigates Dog Incident

January 15, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says authorities have completed an investigation in to an incident involving a dog recently in the county. WNEG received concerns that were also posted on social media regarding someone who had allegedly castrated a dog on their own. The sheriff says after meeting with Magistrate Judge Don Tabor, authorities...

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