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Tree Falls On Moving Truck

July 19, 2013

A man escapes serious injury when a tree falls on his truck and causes him to lose control while driving in Stephens County Wednesday. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened on U.S. Highway 123 between Toccoa and South Carolina on Wednesday just before 6 p.m. The GSP’s Toccoa post reported that...

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Northern Judicial DA Appears in Lavonia

July 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said he and his staff have declared war on crime in his five-county region. The Northern Judicial Circuit includes Franklin, Hart, Madison, Elbert, and Oglethorpe counties. On Wednesday, the Lavonia Police Department sponsored a luncheon for White and his staff...

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Ida Cox Music Series Continues Saturday

July 19, 2013

Main Street Toccoa said that numerous local groups are the feature performers at this week’s edition of the Ida Cox Music Series in downtown Toccoa. As always, the show is scheduled to take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. If the weather is bad, the concert will still...

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NGTC Announces Additional Grant Opportunity

July 19, 2013

North Georgia Technical College students in the school’s Practical Nursing programs receiving the HOPE grant may also be eligible for additional financial help. The school said beginning with this coming Fall Semester, North Georgia Tech students receiving the HOPE Grant may also be eligible for financial assistance from Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant,...

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Supreme Court Issues Ruling In Favor of Stephens Co. Over Road Controversy

July 18, 2013

The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling requiring Stephens County to maintain a road it had chosen to abandon. In a unanimous ruling issued last week, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned a 2011 Stephens County Superior Court ruling that overturned the county’s decision to abandon Winding Bluff Road and required the...

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Roberts Agrees to Offer To Take Over As Shelter Director

July 18, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter gets its man. Shelter Board Chair Harold Andrews said Wednesday that Jeff Roberts of Norfolk, Virginia has verbally accepted the shelter board’s offer to take its shelter director position. Andrews said he is overjoyed to have Roberts officially come on board. “He is enthusiastic and I firmly believe and...

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Shelter Investigating Controversy Over Dog

July 18, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter board is investigating a situation regarding a woman who says the shelter will not give her her dog back. Briana Martin wrote a letter to the Toccoa Record last week and appeared before the shelter board Tuesday. According to Martin, she and her husband rescued the dog a couple...

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Tilley Fills Steele’s School Board Seat

July 17, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education fills its vacant seat. Tuesday, the school board voted to appoint Steve Tilley to fill the seat vacated at the end of last month by Jerry Steele representing District 1, Post 2 on the Stephens County Board of Education. The Board of Education’s vote to appoint Tilley was...

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Stephens Co. BOE Sets Millage Rate

July 17, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education leaves its millage rate unchanged for another year. Tuesday, the Board of Education voted unanimously to keep the school system’s millage rate at 18.4 mills again this year. The school system’s millage rate has remained at 18.4 mills since 2007. Meanwhile, school system officials say that the tax...

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Next Court Date Set For Wilbros Hearing

July 17, 2013

The next hearing date in the Wilbros’ civil suit is scheduled for next month. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said Tuesday that Judge Robert Adamson has scheduled a hearing for August 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Stephens County Government Building. The evidentiary hearing on August 7 is designed to help reach a new...

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