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Stephens Co. To Ask Corps to Let It Run Stephens Co. Day Use Area

December 11, 2013

Stephens County will reach out to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the county taking over operations of the Stephens County Day Use Area and keep it open. WNEG News had reported back on November 8 that the Corps of Engineers would close the Stephens County Day Use Area at the Georgia/South Carolina...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

December 11, 2013

Recent drug investigations and operations by local authorities lead to multiple arrests. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the arrests all happened between last Wednesday and Friday in unrelated incidents. First on Friday, Shirley said Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents acted on information that a man was transporting methamphetamine from the Tower...

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Lavonia Attorney Running for PSC

December 11, 2013

Lavonia attorney Doug Kidd is throwing his hat into the ring for the job of Georgia Public Service Commissioner for District 4. That district includes Stephens County and most of North Georgia.  Kidd announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination last week.  He is running against incumbent District 4 Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who...

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Stephens Co. To Take Over Bowers Private Drive

December 11, 2013

Stephens County will move towards taking over a private drive and adding it to the county road system. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously voted to spend money on initial maintenance on the first 1,000 feet of Bowers Road, currently a private drive, while also instructing staff to begin the steps for accepting that first 1,000...

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Toccoa Receives Clean Audit

December 10, 2013

The city of Toccoa receives good news on its Fiscal Year 2013 audit. Auditing firm Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta presented the city’s audit to commissioners during Monday’s meeting. Mauldin and Jenkins’ Joel Black provided commissioners with the audit. He said that the city’s overall audit report is a positive one. “Our opinion was...

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Banks Co. Investigating Case of Woman Glued to Toilet Seat

December 10, 2013

Authorities in Banks County continue to investigate an incident at a store in Commerce in which a woman was injured after being glued to a toilet. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a store on Tanger Boulevard back on November 27. When deputies arrived, they found that a woman had been...

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Lavonia Raising Water Rates

December 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Water customers in the City of Lavonia will soon see another rate hike. At its regular meeting last week, the Lavonia City Council voted to raise water rates to cover funding for several water system projects and upgrades. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman noted that the city last...

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

December 9, 2013

The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. The Toccoa Woman’s Club announced Monday that the best overall entry in this year’s parade belonged to the Stephens County Middle School FFA. The Middle School FFA also took home the honors for best entry from a school. This year’s best church entry belonged...

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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

December 9, 2013
Festival of Trees Winner Announced

 Main Street Toccoa has announced the winner for this year’s Festival of Trees. It is the Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County organization, said Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby. “There were 17 trees and they were all very beautiful,” said Crosby.  “We are very thankful for everyone that participated.” The Concerned Citizens group will...

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John Barge Visits Toccoa

December 9, 2013
John Barge Visits Toccoa

One of the candidates intending to challenge incumbent Governor Nathan Deal next year stops in Toccoa. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge spoke with local residents at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport on Saturday afternoon. Barge, a Republican, said he will challenge Deal for the party’s nomination for Governor. He said he feels there is...

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