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City of Toccoa Gives Website a Facelift

September 9, 2013

The city of Toccoa is unveiling a new look online. Recently, the city re-did and updated its official website at www.cityoftoccoa.com. Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa helped work on the new website and said that while the address remains the same, the new site provides better accessibility to some of the site’s more...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

September 9, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to hold a work session and a regularly scheduled meeting today. First, city commissioners are scheduled to hold a work session at 3 p.m. Following that 3 p.m. work session, city commissioners will meet for their first regularly scheduled monthly meeting for September at 5 p.m. today. This will...

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Hunter Education Courses Available

September 9, 2013

With deer season approaching, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering opportunities for those who need the hunter education course. Officials with the Georgia DNR said the department offers two ways to make that happen.  Those are an 8-hour online course followed by a 2-hour review or the 10-hour traditional classroom course.  The...

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Franklin Co. Commission Debating Expense Reporting

September 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners cannot seem to come to a decision on whether to include an extra line item detailing their expenses on the county manager’s monthly financial report. Last fall, the Franklin County Commission put a moratorium on travel expenses charged to the county after it was noted...

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Police Blotter

September 9, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local industry Friday morning in reference to an individual threatening to harm themselves. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, authorities responded after the individual had contacted a friend. After authorities arrived, Shirley said the individual voluntarily sought treatment and was transported to StephensCountyHospital. Shirley said...

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Flu Shots Available at Stephens Co. Health Department

September 6, 2013

Flu season is right around the corner and state health officials are urging people to prepare early. The Stephens County Health Department announced this week it has flu shots available now for the public. District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said that people can get flu shots at the Stephens County Health Department...

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Rivers Alive Cleanup Saturday

September 6, 2013

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful will turn its attention to local waterways with a clean-up event this weekend. The annual “Rivers Alive” cleanup is this Saturday. KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield said this Saturday’s cleanup event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “We are going to meet up at Yonah Dam (Park) and...

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SCSO Gets Intoxilyzer with Grant from GOHS

September 6, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is now using a new breath alcohol device for testing blood alcohol concentration levels in DUI cases. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the office recently purchased the new unit with the help of a full reimbursement grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Shirley said the...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

September 6, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday jury duty for Monday is cancelled in Stephens County, so jurors do not have to report.

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Rep. Collins Says He Can’t Support Military Action in Syria At This Time

September 6, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he does not feel that officials from the Obama administration made the case for military action in Syria during a hearing this week. Collins is the Vice Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He participated in this...

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