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Toccoa, MGAG Talk Gas Rates At Work Session

February 5, 2013

Toccoa city officials are continuing to watch the gas fund closely as the budget year continues. Monday, gas rates and the budget were one of the topics discussed by Toccoa City Commissioners during a 4 ½ hour work session. During the work session, Toccoa City Commissioner Terry Carter asked City Manager Mike Jackson how...

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Stephens Co. Sheriff Speaks on National Sheriffs’ Association Resolution

February 5, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said he supports a resolution passed by the National Sheriffs’ Association on the topic of gun control. Shirley said he was in Washington, D.C. last week as the association presented the resolution. “Sheriffs strongly support our citizens’ protected rights to bear arms under the Second Amendment and the National...

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Franklin Co. School System Talks Technology

February 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Bringing students and teachers into 21st Century education via social media and virtual learning is the goal of the Franklin County School Board. At the Franklin County Chamber and Rotary luncheon last Tuesday, School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell outlined the main objectives of the school board for the...

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Jarrell Takes Oath of Office

February 4, 2013
Jarrell Takes Oath of Office

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell takes the oath of office as chief. The new chief, along with the rest of the Toccoa Police Department, took the oath as a unit Friday afternoon in the commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. Jarrell said he felt it was important that the whole department take the...

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TPD SORT Team Trains at Toccoa Elementary School

February 4, 2013

A recent training session for members of the Toccoa Police Department focuses on school safety. Back on January 26, the eight members of the police department’s Special Operations Response Team, or SORT Team, held a training session at Toccoa Elementary School. Toccoa Police Department Detective Shannon Westbrook heads up the SORT Team. He said...

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New Northern Circuit DA Says Office “In Deep State of Neglect”

February 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said the office he inherited is filled with years of backlogged cases. White attended the Franklin County Board of Commissioners work session Tuesday to ask them for extra funding to supplement the salary of his new Chief Assistant District Attorney....

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McFarlin wins Rick Perkins Award

February 4, 2013
McFarlin wins Rick Perkins Award

A Franklin County woman is the winner of a teaching award at North Georgia Technical College. Math Instructor Leslie McFarlin of Carnesville is North Georgia Tech’s winner of this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education. Three other instructors were also nominated for this 2013 award including Chris Bladowski of Toccoa in...

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Ga. DOT Announces NE Ga. Road Work

February 4, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation will perform scheduled road work in a number of northeast Georgia counties this week. According to the DOT, work will take place in Franklin and Banks counties. In Franklin County, the DOT says crews will hand sweep State Routes 8 and 211, while another crew inspects drainage pipes on...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

February 1, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors must report as scheduled on Monday at 8:45 a.m.

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Toccoa Commissioners Schedule Monday Work Session

February 1, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners have a number of items on the agenda for a work session scheduled to take place Monday. The city commission is set to meet Monday at 8:30 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a work session. Eight items are listed on the agenda for Monday’s work session. Two of those items...

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