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SCSO Arrests Man on Weapons, Drug Charges

September 2, 2015

A Toccoa man faces a host of firearm and drug charges after deputies responded to a Stephens County residence last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that deputies with his office responded to a residence off Pinetree Road on August 27 in reference to a reported physical domestic dispute. “Once deputies arrived on...

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GDOT Ready for Labor Day

September 2, 2015

State officials are preparing for a busy weekend on the roadways this weekend. It is the Labor Day weekend and AAA says that 35.5 million Americans will hit the roads and travel more than 50 miles from home this weekend. That is the highest number since 2008 and up 1 percent from last year....

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No New Qualifiers in Stephens Co. Tuesday

September 2, 2015

Day two of municipal qualifying in Toccoa and Martin brings no new candidates. Neither Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler nor the Stephens County Probate and Registrar’s Office reported anyone heading into their offices on Tuesday to sign up to run in municipal elections set for this November. So far, only incumbent commissioners have qualified...

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Municipal Qualifying Also Underway in Franklin Co.

September 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Qualifying is also underway in Franklin County for municipal races. Qualifying for city council seats in Carnesville, Lavonia, Canon, Royston, and Franklin Springs got underway Monday. In Carnesville, two city council seats and the mayor seat are up for grabs. The two seats open are currently held by Gene...

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Nominations Sought for Lavonia Award

September 2, 2015

Nomination forms for the twelfth annual ‘Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health’ are available at Lavonia Clinic, the Northeast Georgia Bank and the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce. The award is named for Margaret Ayers, longtime civic activist and career banker. Criteria include being a resident of Lavonia, civic leadership, exceptional character, an appreciation of...

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Qualifying Underway in Stephens Co. Municipalities

September 1, 2015

A number of incumbents have filed for re-election for municipal elections in Toccoa and Martin. First in Toccoa, City Clerk Fredda Wheeler says that Terry Carter qualified to run for re-election to Post 1 of the City Commission and Gail Fry qualified to run for re-election to Post 4. No other candidates had qualified...

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Bell Named President of POAG

September 1, 2015

Comer Police Chief and Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell will lead a statewide law enforcement organization for the next year. Bell was named President of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia last week at the organization’s 115th conference in Savannah. He said it is a privilege and an honor to receive the confidence...

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City of Toccoa Looks to Expand Industrial Pre-Treament Program

September 1, 2015

The city of Toccoa is looking to expand its capacity to increase its industrial wastewater pre-treatment program. Last week, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved spending $14,000 to $17,000 in engineering fees to double the amount of industrial pre-treatment that the city is allowed. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that currently, the city’s Industrial...

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Stephens Co. July Unemployment Numbers Out

September 1, 2015

The latest county unemployment numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show a rising unemployment rate for Stephens County for the month of July. According to the Labor Department figures, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 7.0 percent for the month of July. That is up four-tenths of a percentage point from...

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Municipal Qualifying Starts Today

August 31, 2015

Qualifying for municipal elections in Stephens County gets underway today. Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon will all hold qualifying this week. In Toccoa, candidates wishing to qualify for one of the three seats up for election this year should see Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at Toccoa City Hall. Toccoa qualifying starts at 8:30 a.m....

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