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Police Blotter

July 30, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported theft at a local industry. According to a report on file, authorities responded to the Liberty   Hill Road industry on July 22 in reference to a theft. The report stated that the maintenance supervisor noticed that morning that a steel cable he had put...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

July 29, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather later today for a regularly scheduled meeting. City commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at ToccoaCity Hall. This is the second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of July. It was pushed back a week from its normal date due to schedule conflicts. During today’s meeting,...

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Collins Introduces MOTOR Act

July 29, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is proposing a bill that would change the fees marinas on Army Corps of Engineers lakes, like Hartwell and Lanier, are forced to pay. Last week, Collins announced the introduction of the Marina Operator Tax Obligation Relief Act of 2013, or the MOTOR Act. Collins said the proposal...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Up in June

July 29, 2013

The preliminary June unemployment numbers show a rise in the unemployment rate for StephensCounty. According to the figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, StephensCounty had a preliminary unemployment rate of 8.8 percent in June. That marks a seven-tenth of a percentage point jump from the revised May rate of 8.1...

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Business Expansion Coming to NE Ga.

July 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Michigan company is moving its operations to northeast Georgia. Recently, Field Service Engineering, or FSE, announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters from Oakland County, Michigan to HartCounty in the GatewayIndustrial   Park near Interstate 85. Field Service Engineering also plans to invest $5 million in...

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Police Blotter

July 29, 2013

Authorities in Stephens County say a HabershamCounty woman was recently arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a Gumlog Road location on July 19 in reference to a suspicious person. Following an investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said 24-year-old...

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Ga. Chamber President Visits Stephens County

July 26, 2013

The President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce speaks to local leaders at a lunch meeting in StephensCounty. Chris Clark met with local business and political leaders from Stephens and surrounding counties at the Currahee Club Thursday as part of the Georgia Chamber’s “Regional Power Lunch” series that has taken place across...

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Work To Lower Lake Hartwell to 660 Continues

July 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing its efforts to get LakeHartwell back down to full pool. As of Thursday, Hartwell’s elevation had dropped to 662.6 feet, still about two and a half feet above the full pool level of 660 feet. According to Corps Spokesman Billy...

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Final Ida Cox Music Series Show Saturday

July 26, 2013

Toccoa Main Street will wrap up its 2nd annual Ida Cox Music Series with one final show this weekend. The free outdoor concerts have taken place throughout June and July in downtown Toccoa. According to Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, this year’s series has been quite successful. Crosby said they have been...

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Blood Connection CEO Retiring

July 26, 2013

The leader of a blood bank that collects blood in Stephens and surrounding counties throughout the region will retire at the end of the year. Blood Connection President and CEO Greg Hart announced recently that he will retire after more than 15 years leading the organization. The Blood Connection recruits donors and collects blood...

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