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SCDA Issues Report to City, County Commissioners

January 29, 2015

Local leaders receive an update from the Stephens County Development Authority. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin spoke with Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday and Stephens County Commissioners on Tuesday. Martin said that while the announcement from Caterpillar that it is closing its Stephens County facility over the next two years, costing the county...

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Toccoa Commission, Staff Holds Planning Retreat

January 29, 2015

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse says he thought this week’s city planning retreat went very well. City commissioners, Morse, and city department heads met for the retreat Monday afternoon at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa. Morse said he felt the retreat accomplished quite a bit. “I felt we had a very...

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State Releases Stephens Co. December Unemployment Figures

January 29, 2015

Preliminary state unemployment figures are out for Stephens County for the month of December. According to those figures from the state’s Labor Department, Stephens County had a 6.2 percent preliminary unemployment rate for December. That is unchanged from the revised November rate, which was also 6.2 percent. It is eight-tenths of a percentage point...

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Stephens Co. Has Great Weekend At Special Olympic State Winter Games

January 29, 2015

Stephens County Special Olympic athletes are back home after a successful trip to state competition. A number of Special Olympians from Stephens County competed this past weekend in the State Winter Games in Marietta. They competed in basketball skills and bowling competitions against athletes from all over the state. Overall, Stephens County Special Olympic...

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Still No Wilbros Appeal of Last Week’s Ruling

January 29, 2015

There is still no word of an appeal by Wilbros of last week’s ruling by an administrative law judge upholding the Environmental Protection Division’s decision to revoke solid waste and wastewater permits from the Rose Lane facility at the center of an odor controversy in Stephens County. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that...

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Hartwell Veteran Receives French Honor

January 29, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell A Hartwell man and World War II veteran is honored by the French Government for his service in helping liberate France from the Nazis. 91-year old Arthur Mohor was among twelve veterans and three Northeast Georgians who were in Atlanta Tuesday to receive the National Order of the...

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Stephens Co. Receives Good Audit Report

January 28, 2015

Stephens County receives a clean opinion on its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Meredith Lipson with the county’s auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins appeared before county commissioners Tuesday to make her annual audit report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. She said the county received the clean audit opinion, which is...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Pairing Up On Animal Control Officer

January 28, 2015

Toccoa and Stephens County are moving towards making a change to the way animal control is handled in the county. Both the city and county commissioners have talked about the issue in the past week. On Friday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to create a position of an animal control officer under the County...

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Castration Debate Takes Center Stage At Commission Meeting

January 28, 2015

Animal control and castration again took center stage at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting as people on both sides of the issue spoke to commissioners. Local resident Kathy Pauly first questioned the decision not to charge a woman who reportedly castrated a family dog earlier this month with animal cruelty or practicing veterinary medicine...

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Indians Split With White Co. In Hoops

January 28, 2015

Tyriq Combs scored 17 first half points, including five three-pointers, and Tay Jones scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half to lead the Stephens County Indian boys to their first region win of the year, beating White County 65-58 Tuesday at the Currahee Arena. Up three with 13 seconds to go,...

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