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November 30, 2012

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Oak Creek Circle on November 19 in reference to a reported theft. According to a report on file, a man told the deputy that sometime in the past six weeks, someone entered his residence and took four Winchester model 37 single barrel shotguns. The firearms are valued...

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Hartwell Prison Switching to Female Inmates

November 30, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia Department of Corrections Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell is switching from a male incarceration facility to an all female facility and that news could affect some counties and municipalities in Northeast Georgia that depend on Whitworth’s male prison labor to supplement their personnel and budgets. Local...

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GSP Releases Information On Two Accidents

November 29, 2012

More information is available on two accidents earlier this week on the Toccoa By-pass. The first one occurred Wednesday at about 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the two-vehicle accident involved a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by 63-year-old Jerry...

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Wilbros Appealing Nuisance Ordinance to Court of Appeals

November 29, 2012

Attorneys for Wilbros have given notice to Stephens County State Court that they are appealing one of its nuisance ordinance citation cases to the Georgia Court of Appeals. In a document dated November 14, Wilbros’ attorney Gus McDonald submitted to Stephens County State Court his notice of Wilbros’ intent to appeal to the Georgia...

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New Harmonies Coming Next Month

November 29, 2012

The city of Toccoa is preparing to welcome the “New Harmonies” exhibit next month. The Currahee Military Museum and Toccoa Main Street, in cooperation with the Georgia Humanities Council, are bringing the “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibit. “New Harmonies” is a traveling exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator...

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Nancy Stacey Scholarship Program Friday

November 29, 2012

A program this weekend at Stephens County High School will benefit a local scholarship program. The Nancy Stacey Memorial Scholarship Program will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Nancy Stacey taught in the Stephens County School System for 30 years, but passed away last year. Her...

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Professional License Renewal Deadlines Approaching

November 29, 2012

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding individuals in several professions of upcoming license renewal deadlines. Friday is the deadline for plumbers to renew their licenses. Meanwhile, the license renewal deadline for master barbers, chiropractors, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, pharmacists, psychologists, and veterinarians is December 31. The license renewal deadline for registered...

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Franklin Springs Changes Community Room Rental Policy

November 29, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin Springs is changing how it rents out its community room at City Hall. Last spring, the Franklin Springs City Council voted to restrict rentals to residents who live inside the city limits, city employees and their families, and local businesses, clubs and nonprofit organizations. However, at last...

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Land Use Committee Meets

November 28, 2012

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee continues to meet. The committee met both Monday and Tuesday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On Monday, the committee heard from representatives from Farm Bureau. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the two individuals the committee heard from were not only involved...

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Boyce Named Stephens Co. Teacher of Year

November 28, 2012

The Stephens County School System names a teacher at Stephens County High School its system teacher of the year. Recently, the school system named Kevin Boyce its teacher of the year. Boyce teaches graphic arts at the high school and was also named the high school’s teacher of the year. The school system also...

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