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Eastanollee Post Office Meeting Scheduled for Today

April 17, 2013

A public meeting on a proposed reduction in retail hours at the Eastanollee Post Office is scheduled to take place today. The meeting is set to begin at noon today at the Eastanollee Post Office, which is located on Eastanollee School Road. Under a U.S. Postal Service proposal announced last year, the Eastanollee Post...

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Progress Continues on New Wound Care Center

April 17, 2013

Progress continues on Stephens County Hospital’s wound care center facility. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that work is on schedule at this point for the center. Gambrell said that a lot of work has already taken place, although much of that work may not be readily noticeable. “Site work continues,” said Gambrell....

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority, County Commission Meet

April 16, 2013
Stephens Co. Hospital Authority, County Commission Meet

Leaders from Stephens County Hospital and the Stephens County Board of Commissioners get together to talk about how the hospital is doing. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority met with Stephens County Commissioners at the Clary Center for their annual joint meeting. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the meeting allows him and...

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Holly Springs Police Say Toccoa Man Dies Of Self-Inflicted Wound After Standoff with Authorities

April 16, 2013

Police in the Cherokee County town of Holly Springs say a Toccoa man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a standoff with authorities in Cherokee County Sunday morning. Holly Springs Police Spokesperson Tanya Smith said that police responded to 911 calls Sunday morning regarding a man walking along the southbound lanes of Interstate...

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Hart Co. Getting Georgia State Patrol Post

April 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new Georgia State Patrol Post will go up soon in Hart County. Wednesday, the Georgia Board of Public Safety announced it signed off on the beginning of discussions between the GSP and the Hart County Board of Commissioners. The new post in the Gateway II Industrial Park...

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Hwy. 441 Back Open in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

April 16, 2013

There is good news today for those planning trips into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The National Park Service says that U.S. Highway 441, also known as Newfound Gap Road, is back open from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Cherokee, North Carolina with no restrictions after repairs were made following a landslide along the road...

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SCMS Preparing For CRCT Blitz

April 16, 2013

Stephens County Middle School is preparing for its “After-School CRCT Blitz” over the next couple of weeks. The “blitz” will take place tomorrow and Thursday, April 17 and 18, as well as next Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23. Stephens County Middle School said that administrators and teachers have looked at data and...

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Toccoa Police Announces Arrests in Drug, Shoplifting Case

April 15, 2013
Toccoa Police Announces Arrests in Drug, Shoplifting Case

A multi-county investigation last week leads to numerous arrests in connection to drugs and stolen items. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started with an investigation into some shoplifting cases from the Toccoa Wal-Mart. “Detectives with the Police Department had some shoplifting cases and we had video of people walking out of our...

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Man Receives Life Without Parole in Lavonia Murder Case

April 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A South Carolina man receives life without parole plus 20 years in a Lavonia murder case. Superior Court Judge John Bailey handed down that sentence Wednesday to 31-year-old Caleb Fielding of Iva, South Carolina. A jury convicted Fielding in November on murder and related charges in the October...

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IRS Tax Deadline Today

April 15, 2013

If you have not done your taxes yet, today is the day. Tonight at midnight is the deadline to file federal income tax returns or file a form requesting an extension. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said it is crucial that taxpayers make sure they have filed something by the midnight deadline. “Either...

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