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SPLOST VI Passes, Foster Re-elected Martin Mayor

November 6, 2013

Stephens County voters say yes to SPLOST VI. According to final unofficial results Tuesday night, 1001 voters cast ballots in favor of SPLOST VI, while 384 voted against the SPLOST. That is almost a 3-to-1 margin in favor of SPLOST VI, which will continue the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax after the...

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Wanted Man From Stephens Co. Found, Arrested in Gwinnett Co.

November 6, 2013

A Toccoa man wanted on drug and other charges in now in custody. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the United States Marshal’s Office arrested 33-year-old Anthony Barry Nalley of Toccoa last week at a residence in Gwinnett County. Law enforcement had been looking for Nalley on charges including Trafficking Methamphetamine and an...

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Toccoa Woman Arrested on Drug Charge

November 6, 2013

A Toccoa woman faces a drug charge after a recent traffic stop. Last month, Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents, Toccoa Police investigators and officers, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of a store on BigĀ A Road. Toccoa...

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Concert This Weekend Benefitting Albermarle Restoration

November 6, 2013

A group’s effort to restore a downtown Toccoa landmark continues. Revitalizing Community Partners of Northeast Georgia is a non-profit group that is currently working on restoring the old Hotel Albermarle at the corner of Tugalo and Alexander Streets in downtown Toccoa. Linda Scofield is with the group. She said that a lot of work...

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Mobile Food Pantry Thursday in Toccoa

November 6, 2013

A mobile food pantry will visit Stephens County Thursday to distribute food to families in need. The mobile food pantry will be set up on Thursday starting at 10 a.m. in the Toccoa First United Methodist Church parking lot on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. Food will be distributed on a first come, first...

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After Being Re-hired, Beasley Quits as Franklin Co. E-911 Director

November 6, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After only a few short weeks back on the job as the Director of Franklin County’s E-911 Department, Jones Beasley has resigned, this time for good. According to Interim Franklin County Manager John Phillips, Beasley resigned last month as the result of an issue with another county employee,...

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Collins, Black at Farm City Week Banquet

November 5, 2013

Leaders from the state and federal level talk agriculture and more at a banquet in Stephens County. Monday, the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College hosted the annual Toccoa-Stephens County Farm City Week Banquet. The Stephens County Farm Bureau puts on the banquet each year to bring together local and state officials with...

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SPLOST, Martin Elections Today in Stephens Co.

November 5, 2013

Stephens County voters are heading to the polls today. It is Election Day and two elections highlight the ballot in Stephens County. One is the SPLOST VI election. If it is passed by county voters, SPLOST VI would continue the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for another six years starting next July...

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Sunday Alcohol Sales at Restaurants Up for Vote Today in Lavonia

November 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Voters in Lavonia will decide today whether to allow local restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. The Lavonia City Council voted back in August to put the question on the ballot. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said that decision came after several local establishments contacted the city. “This...

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Preparations Underway For Stephens Co. Veterans’ Day Program

November 5, 2013

Organizers are preparing for the annual Veterans’ Day Observance in Stephens County. The event is next Monday at 11 a.m. on the historic Stephens County Courthouse lawn in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County’s American Legion Post 104, Marine Corps Detachment 1303, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346 are sponsoring the event again this year....

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