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Stephens Co. Sending Letters on Bypass Water, Sewer Easements

November 12, 2014

Stephens County and the city of Toccoa will soon send out a letter to property owners along a planned expansion of water and sewer lines along the Toccoa By-pass. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a letter of notice of intent to acquire with the city for the By-pass water and sewer improvements. Stephens...

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Teacher at Center of SCHS Cat Incident Withdraws Resignation

November 12, 2014

The teacher who school officials say had resigned following a cat castration controversy at Stephens County High School has withdrawn that resignation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Tuesday morning that Mr. Daniel Hebert officially withdrew his resignation. Dorsey had reported that Hebert had originally resigned last week after school officials said he...

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Sole Finalist Named for Franklin Co. Manager Post

November 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County has named a finalist for the job of County Manager. After coming out of an executive session Monday, County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced the Board’s choice for sole finalist. “The person we have chosen for the sole candidate for the County Manager position is Elizabeth...

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Hudgens Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

November 12, 2014

With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter. “As temperatures go down, the number of home fires tends to go up,” Hudgens said. “Please keep safety in mind while you’re keeping warm.” • Heating equipment...

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Teen Indicted in Mother’s Death

November 11, 2014

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted the teen accused of killing his mother in September. The grand jury handed down a formal indictment against the teen on Monday. That indictment charges the teen with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Aggravated Assault in connection with the death of 46-year-old Kim Lanier on September 29....

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City Staff Presents Golf Course Proposal

November 11, 2014

Toccoa city staff present a proposal for putting the Pines golf course back under full city control as a department of city government. City commissioners met with Public Works Department staff at a work session on Monday to talk about the nine-hole golf course off of Black Mountain Road, which has remained closed since...

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Toccoa Commission Makes Appointments

November 11, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make a number of appointments at their regularly scheduled meeting. City commissioners met Monday at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission unanimously re-appointed Bob Sneed to serve another two-year term as the city’s Municipal Court Judge. Sneed was initially appointed to the position in December 2012 and began...

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Stephens Co. Marking Veterans Day Today

November 11, 2014

Today is Veterans Day and multiple events in northeast Georgia will mark the occasion. In Stephens County, a ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. today on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the program is sponsored by the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

November 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for their meeting. The county commission will start its meeting with a work session to discuss items on the meeting...

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Investigation Ongoing Into Animal Castration Incident At SCHS

November 10, 2014

The Stephens County School System is commenting on an incident involving a cat at Stephens County High School. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he was notified of the incident happened earlier this week. “It was brought to my attention on Wednesday evening that at some point, there was a classroom conduction of...

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