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Maryland Man Leads Lavonia Police on Chase

March 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Maryland man is out on bond after leading Lavonia Police on a chase last weekend. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said it happened at about 3 a.m. last Saturday when officers attempted to pull over a white Mustang for a routine traffic stop at the McDonald’s on...

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Stephens Co. Senior Center Recognizes Volunteers

March 29, 2013

The Stephens County Senior Center recognizes its volunteers. The Senior Center held a volunteer appreciation luncheon Thursday at its facility. Stephens County Senior Center Director Lisa Thomas said it is something the Senior Center does every year to recognize the many people who help make sure the programs at the center can take place....

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NGTC Hires New Webmaster

March 29, 2013
NGTC Hires New Webmaster

North Georgia Technical College names a new Webmaster. The school announced this week that Damon Bush of Cornelia has accepted the position of Webmaster for the college. North Georgia Technical College Public Relations and Information Director Sandra Maughon said the school is very fortunate to have someone with Damon’s skills, talents, and enthusiasm to...

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DOT Announces Limited Interstate Lane Closures This Weekend

March 29, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation will limit lane closures this weekend on Interstate highways for the Easter holiday. According to the DOT, those Interstate lane closures will be limited from midnight tonight to 5 a.m. on Monday. The DOT will also limit lane closures on Metro Atlanta interstates next weekend for the Final Four...

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Toccoa Sending Out Occupation Tax Reminder Letter

March 28, 2013

The city of Toccoa will send letters next week to those businesses that have not paid their occupation tax to receive their license for 2013. Last December, Toccoa City Commissioners approved an updated occupation tax ordinance and as a part of that update, the date after which the occupation tax would be considered delinquent...

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Developer Looking At Toccoa For Apartment Complex

March 28, 2013

An Alabama development company is looking at a site in the city of Toccoa in order to build an apartment complex for senior citizens. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a resolution of support for the project that is called Toccoa Terrace Apartments. Toccoa Community Development Director Connie Tabor said the developer, Clement...

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ATF Agents Search Two Properties in Connection with Ratliff Homicide

March 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There are new developments in the ongoing investigation into the shooting death of Keith Ratliff – the owner of FPS Industries in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, federal investigators descended on Carnesville and Hart County Wednesday with warrants. “On March 25th we were notified by...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves New NCIS Unit Memorandum

March 28, 2013

The Stephens County Commission approves a new memorandum of understanding with the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Drug Team. On Tuesday, Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brian Rickman and sheriffs from Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties appeared before commissioners on the matter. Stephens County Commissioners had previously approved a memorandum in January, but the drug...

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Wilbros Gets Consent Order Extension

March 27, 2013

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division appears to be giving Wilbros more time to comply with one facet of a consent order in effect against the Rose Lane business. EPD Assistant Director Jim Ussery said the agency granted Wilbros an extension of the deadline for complete installation of the cover for the anaerobic pond until...

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Land Use Moves Forward in Stephens Co.

March 27, 2013

Stephens County will move forward with designing a land use regulation plan to put forward for consideration by the county commission. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with the design of a land use regulation plan similar to Franklin and Madison counties with the help of the Land Use Regulation Committee...

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