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Stephens Co. Commission Provides Funds for CHAMPS, Explorer Program

September 2, 2013

After some discussion, Stephens County Commissioners agree to provide funding for the Sheriff’s Office CHAMPS program and Explorer program. Commissioners unanimously approved the request for funding from the Sheriff’s Office, which totaled $4,800, at their meeting last Tuesday. The money is coming from the county’s Drug Abuse Treatment and Education, or DATE, funds.  Those...

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Adams Responds to Wilbros Lawsuit

September 2, 2013

The attorney representing about 100 plaintiffs in a federal civil suit against Wilbros is responding to the Rose Lane facility’s response to the suit filed last month. Last week, Wilbros and associated defendants responded to the suit in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, denying the claims of violations of the federal Air Quality and Emissions...

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Qualifying Ends Today in Toccoa, Martin

August 30, 2013

Qualifying ends today for municipal elections in Toccoa and Martin. Those wanting to qualify to run for one of the two city commission races on the ballot this November in Toccoa must do so before 4:30 p.m. today with Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at her office in ToccoaCity   Hall in downtown Toccoa....

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Ga. DOT Suspending Construction-Related Lane Closures for Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy weekend on the roads this Labor Day holiday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is stopping construction-related lane closures to help those taking the state’s highways this holiday weekend. According to Pope, construction-related lane closures are suspended from noon today through...

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Labor Day Government Schedule

August 30, 2013

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Labor Day holiday. Toccoa City Hall will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday. For city residents, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday. The city says that commercial garbage will be picked...

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Dove Hunting Season Starts Sept. 7

August 30, 2013

It is almost time for dove hunting season in Georgia. By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, September 7. The official 2013-2014 dove seasons in Georgia are Sept. 7-22, Oct. 12-20 and Nov. 28 – Jan. 11 The long-awaited opening day of the statewide dove season...

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Services Held for Former Toccoa Mayor Sam Elrod, Jr.

August 30, 2013

A former Toccoa politician and businessman is laid to rest. Sam Jerome Elrod, Jr. died Monday and funeral services were held Thursday. Elrod, Jr. once served as Mayor of Toccoa. He also served several years on the GeorgiaMountain and Planning Commission and was owner of Toccoa Motors. Sam Jerome Elrod, Jr. was 87 years...

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Rep. Collins Visits NGTC

August 29, 2013
Rep. Collins Visits NGTC

Local business leaders and educators talk technical education with 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins. The congressman attended a roundtable event at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville Wednesday to discuss issues facing technical colleges. Businesses and school officials from numerous area counties, including Stephens, were on hand to talk with Collins about the...

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Wilbros Responds to Federal Civil Suit

August 29, 2013

Wilbros and associated defendants have now responded to a federal civil suit filed against them by about 100 local residents. The defendants in the case filed that response Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. In the response, the defendants denied the claims of violations of the federal Air Quality and Emissions Limitations Act,...

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Carl Vinson Institute to Review Draft Land Use Plan for Stephens Co.

August 29, 2013

Stephens County will use the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to review a draft of a proposed land use plan document. County commissioners unanimously approved that move Tuesday. The Land Use Regulation Committee recommended to the commission that its current draft proposed land use plan be sent for review...

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