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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

June 13, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report on Monday, June 16 need to report. Quick said jurors should report as scheduled on Monday at 8:45 a.m.

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Man Says Dogs Wrongfully Adopted Out By Shelter

June 12, 2014

A man whose friends took his dogs to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter while he was out of town wants them back after they have been adopted to new homes. Thomas Powell spoke before Stephens County Commissioners and the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter board on Tuesday. Powell says he recently was arrested for driving...

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Lavonia Police Capture Alabama Prison Escapee

June 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia Police have captured a prison escapee from Alabama. It happened Wednesday afternoon, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Alabama authorities say 45-year old Stephen Lamar Vaughn escaped from the Decatur Work Release in Morgan County, Alabama at approximately 7:00PM Tuesday. Carlisle said his office received word...

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Toccoa Moving Forward on Water/Wastewater System Improvements

June 12, 2014

Toccoa will move forward with a project designed to stop wastewater overflows at one of the city’s lift stations. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a project resolution for improvements to the Ward Creek Lift Station. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city is working to eliminate overflows that happen at the...

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Toccoa Approves Pool Related Bids

June 12, 2014

Toccoa continues moving forward with construction of a new city pool. On Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the construction of the pool parking lot and concrete work at the pool. The commission accepted a base bid of $37,840 from Thomason Construction of Toccoa for the parking lot and a bid of...

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Stephens Co. Residents Speak on Proposed Tax Hike

June 11, 2014

Stephens County residents speak on a proposed tax increase. Tuesday, county commissioners held the first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The county is proposing a Fiscal Year 2015 budget that includes a 2.85 mill tax increase on property owners. Resident James Thomas said he wants to know why the county...

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SCDA Appointments Tabled

June 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will re-visit the issue of who to appoint to five-year terms on the county’s Development Authority. Commissioners voted to table the matter on Tuesday. The commission must appoint two board members to the Development Authority to fill seats currently held by Tim Ash and Barry Roberts. Three names were put forth...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Heroes

June 11, 2014
Stephens Co. Hospital Names Nurse Heroes

Stephens County Hospital names its Nurse Heroes for 2014. Last month, the hospital announced the two winners of this year’s annual award as part of Nurses’ Week. Typically, only one person receives the Nurse Hero award for any given year. However, Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said this year, the hospital...

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NGTC Holds Spring Graduation

June 11, 2014

North Georgia Technical College celebrates its latest class of graduates. The school announced this week that 210 students completed their program of study in the Spring of 2014. For all degree and diploma graduates wishing to participate, formal commencement ceremonies were held on Thursday, June 5, at The Torch in Demorest and Friday, June...

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Toccoa to Re-surface 25 Streets

June 10, 2014

The city of Toccoa is looking to have 25 city streets re-surfaced this year using state and local funds. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a project resolution to move forward with the street re-surfacing project. Previously, city commissioners had approved a list of nine streets for re-surfacing this year with state funds. Toccoa City...

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