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GBI Arrests Clayton Man

September 24, 2014

A Rabun County man is under arrest, charged with Possession of Child Pornography. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it and the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office arrested 47-year-old Clark Bowen of Jiles Drive in Clayton on Monday. Bowen was charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children. The GBI said the arrest is...

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Stroud Named To Board

September 24, 2014

A local doctor receives a prominent appointment. Dr. Kimberly M. Stroud of the Toccoa Clinic was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The election is for a three-year term. Stroud said it is an honor to be elected to the board. She called the American Academy of...

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Sen. Wilkinson Brings Awareness To Dystonia At State Capitol

September 24, 2014
Sen. Wilkinson Brings Awareness To Dystonia At State Capitol

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson brings awareness to a neurological movement disorder at the State Capitol. Wilkinson honored Dystonia Awareness Day at the State Capitol last Wednesday. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that affects an estimated 300,000 people in North America. It often results in painful and...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

September 23, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission will hold a public hearing later today on a proposed ordinance that would put regulations on hotels and motels in the city that consider themselves extended stay facilities. A public hearing on the proposed extended stay hotel/motel ordinance is set for today’s 5 p.m. meeting of the Toccoa City Commission...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

September 23, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are also scheduled to meet later today. The county commission will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During today’s meeting, county commissioners are expected to consider a motion to adopt a 90-day moratorium on tower and telecommunication applications and...

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Savannah Basin At Drought Level One

September 23, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lakes Hartwell, Russell and J. Strom Thurmond are now in drought trigger level one. The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Monday morning, according to Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell, when pool elevation at J. Strom...

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Job Fair Coming Up Next Month

September 23, 2014

Planning is continuing for an annual job fair in Stephens County. The eighth annual Northeast Georgia Job Fair and Career Expo is coming up on Friday, October 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College in Stephens County. Toccoa Career Center Manager Greg Pitts said the Department...

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T-SC Humane Shelter Remains Overcrowded

September 23, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continues to deal with overcrowding at the facility. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said hat the shelter is currently housing more animals than what it is designed to hold. “We should be caring for about 150 animals at the shelter,” said Roberts. “We have over 200 animals at the shelter...

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People From Martin Area Injured in Weekend I-85 Accident

September 23, 2014

Multiple people from the Martin area are recovering from minor injuries after a weekend accident on Interstate 85. The Georgia State Patrol reported that the one-car accident occurred on Sunday at about 3:45 p.m. on I-85 northbound near Georgia Highway 164. That is in Banks County in the area of the Banks Crossing exit....

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Voter Registration Deadline Two Weeks Away

September 22, 2014

The November election is less than two months away and with that in mind, Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley is reminding area voters about some important dates. Kelley said that the deadline to register to vote in order to be able to vote in the November election is Monday, October 6. “If you are...

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