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County Starting April 1 With Strict Enforcement of E-911 Sign Ordinance

March 29, 2013

The deadline for Stephens County homeowners to make sure their E-911 address is posted properly is here. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that next week, the county will begin citing those who do not have their E-911 address properly posted. “April 1, which is Monday, is the E-911 signage deadline, so beginning April...

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Stephens County Passes Body Art Code Ordinance

March 29, 2013

Commissioners sign off on a new body art code and regulations ordinance for Stephens County. The Stephens County Commission unanimously approved the ordinance Tuesday following a second reading and public hearing. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said the ordinance will just allow the county to enforce rules already implemented by the Health Department...

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Maryland Man Leads Lavonia Police on Chase

March 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Maryland man is out on bond after leading Lavonia Police on a chase last weekend. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said it happened at about 3 a.m. last Saturday when officers attempted to pull over a white Mustang for a routine traffic stop at the McDonald’s on...

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Stephens Co. Senior Center Recognizes Volunteers

March 29, 2013

The Stephens County Senior Center recognizes its volunteers. The Senior Center held a volunteer appreciation luncheon Thursday at its facility. Stephens County Senior Center Director Lisa Thomas said it is something the Senior Center does every year to recognize the many people who help make sure the programs at the center can take place....

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NGTC Hires New Webmaster

March 29, 2013
NGTC Hires New Webmaster

North Georgia Technical College names a new Webmaster. The school announced this week that Damon Bush of Cornelia has accepted the position of Webmaster for the college. North Georgia Technical College Public Relations and Information Director Sandra Maughon said the school is very fortunate to have someone with Damon’s skills, talents, and enthusiasm to...

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DOT Announces Limited Interstate Lane Closures This Weekend

March 29, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation will limit lane closures this weekend on Interstate highways for the Easter holiday. According to the DOT, those Interstate lane closures will be limited from midnight tonight to 5 a.m. on Monday. The DOT will also limit lane closures on Metro Atlanta interstates next weekend for the Final Four...

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Toccoa Sending Out Occupation Tax Reminder Letter

March 28, 2013

The city of Toccoa will send letters next week to those businesses that have not paid their occupation tax to receive their license for 2013. Last December, Toccoa City Commissioners approved an updated occupation tax ordinance and as a part of that update, the date after which the occupation tax would be considered delinquent...

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Developer Looking At Toccoa For Apartment Complex

March 28, 2013

An Alabama development company is looking at a site in the city of Toccoa in order to build an apartment complex for senior citizens. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a resolution of support for the project that is called Toccoa Terrace Apartments. Toccoa Community Development Director Connie Tabor said the developer, Clement...

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ATF Agents Search Two Properties in Connection with Ratliff Homicide

March 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There are new developments in the ongoing investigation into the shooting death of Keith Ratliff – the owner of FPS Industries in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, federal investigators descended on Carnesville and Hart County Wednesday with warrants. “On March 25th we were notified by...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves New NCIS Unit Memorandum

March 28, 2013

The Stephens County Commission approves a new memorandum of understanding with the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Drug Team. On Tuesday, Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brian Rickman and sheriffs from Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties appeared before commissioners on the matter. Stephens County Commissioners had previously approved a memorandum in January, but the drug...

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