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Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Second Showcase Home

December 5, 2013
Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Second Showcase Home

The Currahee Club will be the site of another Southern Living magazine Showcase Home. On Wednesday, the club broke ground on the site of the 2014 Southern Living Showcase Home as part of a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting. Local government and business leaders were on hand for the announcement. Currahee Club Managing...

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Contract Approved for New Franklin Co. Manager

December 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners officially put a contract offer for new County Manager John Phillips in place, more than a month after he was hired. Last month, at the direction of Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges, the board set up a review team, consisting of Bridges, commissioner Jeff...

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“Babe” Heffron, Member of Easy Company, Dies At 90

December 5, 2013

  A member of the famed “Band of Brothers” has passed away. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Edward J. “Babe” Heffron passed away Sunday at a New Jersey hospital. He was 90 years old. Heffron was a paratrooper in Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The 506th Regiment formed and trained...

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Police Blotter

December 5, 2013

The Stehpens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Currahee Lane property earlier this week in reference to a reported burglary. In the report, a woman stated to the Sheriff’s Office on December 1 that $200 had been stolen from the property. The report does not list what was taken. Elsewhere, the Sheriff’s Office also...

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Proposed Land Use Plan Still Under Review

December 4, 2013

Work continues on a proposed Stephens County Land Use Ordinance. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the Land Use Regulations Committee has completed its initial review of a proposed land use plan for the county. “The committee has put together an ordinance for the Stephens County Board of Commissioners,” said Ayers.  “That ordinance...

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Adams Says Initial Ruling Still Pending in Federal Wilbros Suit

December 4, 2013

Local attorney Alton Adams says he continues to wait on a judge’s order in his clients’ suit in federal court against the Wilbros facility. In August, about 100 plaintiffs filed a suit in U.S. District Court in Gainesville alleging that the Wilbros facility on Rose Lane is violating the federal Air Quality and Emissions...

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Toys for Tots Campaign Underway

December 4, 2013

The Marine Corps is once again seeking “Toys for Tots” this holiday season. The annual holiday program to help collect toys for families and children in need during the Christmas season is underway. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, Hart, and Elbert counties. He said collection boxes for new,...

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Police Blotter

December 4, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a shooting incident that occurred last week in the Shorewood area of StephensCounty has been ruled as an accidental shooting. It occurred last Monday, November 25. Shirley said a woman suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen and was lifeflighted to Anderson Medical Center. At last...

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Toccoa Pursues Grant For Henderson Falls Park Improvements

December 3, 2013

The city of Toccoa is pursuing grant funding to make upgrades at Henderson Falls Park. Last week, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution authorizing submission of a pre-application for the grant. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this is federal grant funding available through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the rehabilitation...

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Fire At Carnesville Business

December 3, 2013
Fire At Carnesville Business

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The owners of an automotive parts company in Carnesville say they will rebuild after fire destroyed their plant Monday. It happened just after noon at Weaver Automotive on New Bethel Church Road off State Route 320 in Carnesville. Kent Rothwell is one of the co-owners of Weaver Automotive....

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