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IRS To Start Accepting Tax Returns Jan. 30

January 16, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting tax returns later this month. The IRS announced recently that it would open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said this announcement means that the vast majority of tax filers, more than 120 million households,...

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Persons of Interest Now in Ratliff Homicide in Franklin Co.

January 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Investigators in the shooting death of the co-owner of FPS Industries LLC are closer to making an arrest. That is according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. Thomas said Tuesday that investigators have gone out of state to conduct more interviews. “Investigators, along with State and Federal agents...

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Toccoa Commission Accepts Bids

January 16, 2013

The city of Toccoa is moving forward with renovations to the restrooms and office at Henderson Falls Park. Monday, the city commission unanimously awarded a bid for the project to Ivester Construction in the amount of $51,095. Ivester was the lowest of three bids for the project. The other bids were from Andrews Construction...

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Jackson Speaks Further on Police Chief Process

January 16, 2013

Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson is commenting more on the process that led to the selection of Tim Jarrell as the new Toccoa Police Chief. Originally, Toccoa City Commissioners approved a motion in August to spend $9,500 to hire the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Assessment Center to help the city assess top...

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Jarrell Named Toccoa Police Chief

January 15, 2013

Toccoa has a new police chief and the city did not have to go far to find him. Monday, Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson announced that he had selected Tim Jarrell as the city’s new police chief. The announcement followed a 90-minute executive session. Jarrell, the city’s former assistant police chief, has been serving...

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Toccoa Police Asking for Help With 2011 Death Now Called Homicide

January 15, 2013

Authorities are asking for the public’s help with a 2011 death in Toccoa that authorities are calling a homicide. According to Toccoa Police Department Chief Tim Jarrell, police responded to a Norman Drive residence on March 1, 2011 at about 5:30 p.m. “The police department responded to 5 Norman Drive of a report of...

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New Year, New Technology for Stephens Co. Commission

January 15, 2013

The Stephens County Commission is starting off the New Year with some new technology. Some of the county commissioners are now using iPads to read through their agenda packets and follow along during the meeting. Commissioners used them at last Tuesday’s meeting. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the iPads and a move...

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NGTC To Host Skills USA Competition Jan. 24

January 15, 2013

North Georgia Technical College will play host to nearly 300 high school SkillsUSA contestants from across northeast Georgia later this month. On January 24, 2013, North Georgia Technical College’s Clarkesville Campus will host the Region 2 SkillsUSA competition. SkillsUSA Region 2 includes counties from Union to Greene and from Forsyth to Hart. In all,...

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Toccoa City Commission Makes Yearly Appointments

January 15, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners also took care of a number of regular appointments during Monday’s meeting. First, the commission ratified the election of David Austin as Mayor in 2013 and Andy Pavliscsak as Vice-Mayor in 2013, keeping things the same from the last 12 months. Commissioners had first voted to do this at their last...

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Starts Tuesday

January 14, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick is reminding those who were summoned to serve on the new grand jury that they are scheduled to report Tuesday (Jan. 15) at 9 a.m. to the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

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