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Humane Shelter Holds Open House

March 4, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter shows off its new home to the public. The shelter, which officially opened for business last month, held an Open House Sunday afternoon to give tours to the public. A large crowd showed up to see the new animal shelter on Scenic Drive. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director...

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Kickball Tourney Set for This Month

March 4, 2013

A club at Stephens County High School is holding a kickball tournament this month to raise money for groups both in this community and elsewhere. The first ever Stephens County High School Interact Kickball Tournament will be held Saturday, March 16 at the Rose Lane Recreation Department ball fields. Interact Club Member Emma Frazier...

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Ga. Insurance Office Offering New Accident Claim App

March 4, 2013

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is recommending a new free app for Georgians to help remove the guesswork after an automobile accident. Hudgens’ office said that the WreckCheck app will take the guesswork out of what information to give following a car accident. Created by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, officials said the...

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Currahee Mountain Prescribed Burn Today

March 1, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service says it will conduct a prescribed burn today in Stephens County. That prescribed burn will be about 300 acres in size and take place in the area of Currahee Mountain, just off of Pear Orchard Road. According to the Forest Service, it is an endangered species benefit burn. The burn...

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No More Stickers At Convenience Sites

March 1, 2013

Starting today, Stephens County will no longer require stickers to dump trash at one of the county’s convenience sites. In January, county commissioners approved a motion to eliminate the stickers beginning today with the following stipulations, no commercial waste and Stephens County residents only. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said in January that...

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New TAVT Takes Effect Today

March 1, 2013

Also starting today, the purchases of motor vehicles from today forward will be exempt from both state and local sales tax and the ad valorem tax, known as the “birthday tax.” Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said that in its place, the new one-time Title Ad Valorem Tax, or TAVT, will apply to...

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FCSO Still Investigating Tates Creek Incident

March 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County investigators continue to look into the case of a man who brought a gun to Tates Creek Baptist Church last Sunday that went off accidentally and so far, no charges have been filed. Thursday afternoon, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said investigators are still talking to...

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Hart Co. Provides Additional Funding for DA’s Office

March 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White will get his funding from Hart County to supplement the salary of his new chief assistant DA. At their regular meeting Tuesday evening, White told the Hart County Board of Commissioners that after two months in office, his staff is...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives Donation for Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit

March 1, 2013
Stephens Co. Hospital Receives Donation for Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit

Stephens County receives another donation for its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department. Peter Parks gave another donation to the unit in February in honor of “Heart Month.” Parks was a former patient in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab program and said that after his heart attack and surgery, he was reluctant to participate in the program...

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Stephens Co. To Switch to Single Vote Center

February 28, 2013

Stephens County has permission from the U.S. Justice Department to switch to a single voting center on Election Day for county elections in the future. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that the Justice Department has pre-cleared the county’s request to consolidate eight voting precincts into one voting location. “That means that we are...

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