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Park St. Bridge Public Hearing Next Month

February 24, 2014
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The Toccoa City Commission is expected to re-visit the future of a city bridge at one of its meetings next month. Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor said that the city commission will discuss the Park Stree tBridge during its March 24 city commission meeting, including taking additional input during a public hearing. “We will...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

February 24, 2014
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Toccoa City Commissioners will meet today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Items on today’s meeting agenda include the awarding of a bid for the purchase of a bucket truck for the public works department, consideration of humane shelter funding, and a request...

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Banks Co. Woman Offering Reward in Livestock Shooting

February 24, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Banks County woman is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot one of her livestock. According to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, on February 15,  deputies responded to a residence in Baldwin regarding the land owner’s pet Alpaca. Deputies found...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

February 21, 2014
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Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors who received summons for Tuesday, February 25 do not need to report for the week. All cases have been settled.  

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Spill Cleaned Up Thursday on Hwy. 145 in Toccoa

February 21, 2014
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Highway 145 is back to normal in the area of Rose   Lane after a spill Thursday night. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that police were called to the intersection of Highway 145 and Rose Lane just after 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Jarrell said a truck spilled a load of what appeared to be...

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Jury Finds For Rev. Ayers’ Widow in Federal Civil Suit

February 21, 2014
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A jury has found in favor of the widow of the Lavonia pastor shot and killed in Toccoa back in 2009 in her federal civil suit. Thursday afternoon, a jury issued a verdict for Abigail Ayers in her wrongful death lawsuit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy Shane Harrison and...

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Stephens Co. Charities Receive Donations from Southern Living Home Proceeds

February 21, 2014
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Stephens Co. Charities Receive Donations from Southern Living Home Proceeds

Two local charities receive donations from proceeds brought in by the Southern Living Home at the Currahee Club. Thursday, the Currahee Club and Dillard Jones Builders presented $10,000 checks to the Stephens County Neighbors4Neighbors program and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia for its Food 2 Kids program. The money was raised through admission...

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Work Underway on Stephens Co. Solar Project

February 21, 2014
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Work is underway on a solar panel farm project in Stephens County. United Renewable Energy and SunEdison said they have started construction on a 700 kilowatt power plant in the county. The solar panels are going up on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority off of Wolf Pit and Turner roads. It is...

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Ga. School Systems Getting Flexibility on Making Up Lost Days

February 21, 2014
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School districts in Georgia will get flexibility to decide whether or not to make up school days from when they were closed due to inclement weather in recent weeks. The State Board of Education passed the resolution Thursday. Under the resolution, local school boards are now authorized to depart from the strict interpretation of...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Wound Care Center

February 21, 2014
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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Wound Care Center

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for Stephens County Hospital’s new Wound Care Center on Falls Road in Toccoa. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the wound care center will specialize in treating chronic wounds that some patients have. He said such chronic wounds can result from a number...

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