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Collins Gets Committee Assignments

December 14, 2012

The man who will represent Stephens County in Congress starting in January has his committee assignments for the upcoming Congress. 9th District U.S. Representative-Elect Doug Collins announced his committee assignments for the 113th Congress that gets underway next month. Collins said he will serve on the House Committees of Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight...

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Lions Club Wins Festival of Trees

December 14, 2012

The Toccoa Main Street program announces the winner of this year’s Festival of Trees. Monday, the Main Street program announced that the Toccoa Lions Club tree received the most $1 votes and took home the $500 grand prize. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the Lions Club was a well-deserving winner....

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El Patron Holds Ribbon Cutting

December 14, 2012
El Patron Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new Mexican restaurant celebrates its opening. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for El Patron Mexican Restaurant. El Patron is located in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center in Toccoa. Roberto Pulido is the owner. He said they are excited to be in Toccoa. “We did most of the...

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TFC Commencement Saturday

December 14, 2012

Toccoa Falls College will hold commencement this weekend. The school’s commencement ceremony is set for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center. The commencement speaker this year is Warren Cole Smith. Smith is an award-winning journalist, radio and television personality, and speaker for many groups around the country. He is...

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Arrest Made in Lavonia Smash and Grab

December 14, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Police have arrested a Lavonia man for the smash and grab burglary of a convenience store. It happened December 2 at the Royal Food Store at the corner of State Routes 59 and 328. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the entire incident was captured on surveillance video....

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Lavonia Holds First Budget Reading

December 14, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia City Council is one step closer to passing the city’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget. At a called session Monday evening, the council heard the first reading of the budget. The Lavonia fiscal year begins on January 1. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman told the council that...

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Reception Today To Honor Michelle Austin

December 14, 2012

The Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library Board has announced that the community is invited to a reception to be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Toccoa-Stephens County Library meeting room in honor of Library Manager Michelle Austin, who is retiring at the end of the month. Last month, the library board unanimously...

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NGTC Selects EAGLE Delegate

December 14, 2012

Three students from the North Georgia Technical College Adult Education Program were honored as Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, winners recently. Cheryl Tooch of Stephens County, Kelly Johnson of Franklin County, and Morgan Ray of Habersham County competed for the honor of being the NGTC delegate and Johnson was selected to...

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Toccoa Police Announces Arrests In Battery Thefts

December 13, 2012

Two people face charges after the Toccoa Police Department arrested them in connection to a string of vehicle battery thefts recently in both the city and Stephens County. According to Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell, 17-year-old Brandon Kyle Taylor of Toccoa and 24-year-old Rodney Lorenzo Waldon of Toccoa were arrested in connection...

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SCSO Announces Series of Arrests

December 13, 2012

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a series of arrests. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a Stephens County man has been arrested in connection to a reported theft at a Big A Road business. Shirley said that the Sheriff’s Office was called to the business in connection to a reported incident...

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