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Calmer Weather In Store Today

January 31, 2013

Clearer skies are in the forecast today after a wild afternoon on the weather front Wednesday. Heavy rain moved through downtown Toccoa Wednesday afternoon and evening, canceling some church services and evening activities. At one point, part of east-central Stephens County was under a tornado warning during the late afternoon Wednesday. However, reports indicate...

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Wilbros Mediation Update

January 31, 2013

The attorney for Stephens County and other plaintiffs in the Wilbros civil suit said Wednesday mediation between the two sides is ongoing. Don Stack with Stack and Associates said that attorneys for both the plaintiffs and Wilbros and associated defendants met in mediation last Thursday. Stack went on to say that the two sides...

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IRS Issues Tax Scam Warning

January 31, 2013

As tax season gets underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to be on the lookout for potential scams. Already, the IRS said it has received reports in Georgia and the Southeast of a tax scam centered on the promise of an education tax credit. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said that the scam...

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TFC Holding World Outreach Conference in February

January 31, 2013
TFC Holding World Outreach Conference in February

Toccoa Falls College is preparing for its annual World Outreach Conference. TFC’s 2013 World Outreach Conference is scheduled for February 4 through 6. The World Outreach Conference will be held in Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center on the Toccoa Falls College campus. The public is invited to attend on Monday, February 4 and...

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New Humane Shelter Opening Friday

January 30, 2013
New Humane Shelter Opening Friday

The new Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is becoming a reality. The new animal shelter on Scenic Drive will open to the public on Friday. Shelter Director Bob Citrullo said this is an exciting time after years of work. “There are so many people that have been a part of this and there are just...

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Stephens Co. School System To Pursue Charter System Status

January 30, 2013

The Stephens County School System will pursue charter system status. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve and sign a letter of intent to send to the state Department of Education declaring that the school system would seek to pursue charter system status. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie...

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Franklin Co. Carjacking Suspects Captured in N.C.

January 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two men from Charlotte, North Carolina will be extradited back to Franklin County to face charges of carjacking. It happened last Tuesday in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, deputies responded to a 911 call at the Carnesville Car Wash on State Highway 59. The victim...

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Police Blotter

January 30, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported theft from a home on Currahee Lane. According to the report on file, the man reported on Sunday that while he was away at work between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., someone took his lawn mower and tractor from his yard. The total value of...

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Ninth District Opportunity Conducting Housing Survey

January 30, 2013

Ninth District Opportunity is partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on a housing survey. The survey, taking place now through February 4, is asking people in the community about their housing situation and various factors that affect people’s ability to obtain housing. According to officials with Ninth District Opportunity, the...

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Toccoa Police Dept. Receives Car Seat Mini-Grant

January 29, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department will receive a grant to again help provide car seats to families who need them in Stephens County. Last week, the Police Department announced that it received the 2013 Car Seat Mini-Grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of Injury Prevention. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and...

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