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Rep. Collins Holding Mobile Office Hours

April 11, 2013

Staff for 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will hold mobile office hours in Stephens County this morning. A Constituent Service Representative for Collins will be available today from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Stephens County Development Authority office on West Doyle Street in Toccoa. The staffers will be available to discuss federal...

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Ga. DNR Addresses Misinformation About Deer Season

April 11, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that the deer season in the 2013-2014 hunting year is not being reduced. According to a press release from the DNR, there has been misinformation about the topic released in some news outlets. DNR Game Management Assistant Chief John Bowers said the proposed regulations under consideration recommend...

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Police News

April 11, 2013

A Toccoa woman faces a charge from authorities after a reported theft at a local store. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, deputies with his office responded to Fred’s on Big A Road late Saturday afternoon in reference to a theft report. The victim says as she exited the store, she left her...

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Wilbros Pre-Trial Conference This Month

April 10, 2013

Attorneys for both sides in the Wilbros civil case will meet with the judge for a pre-trial conference later this month. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said Tuesday the attorneys will have a pre-trial conference with Judge Robert Adamson on the case on April 30 to discuss the case and issues that need to...

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YMCA To Operate Doyle Street Pool

April 10, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA will once again operate the Doyle Street Pool for the city of Toccoa this summer. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a management agreement with the YMCA for the pool and the Doyle Street Community Center. The YMCA board had previously approved the same agreement. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO...

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IRS Offers Last Minute Tax Tips

April 10, 2013

With the April 15 deadline to file taxes quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is offering some last-minute tax tips. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said people need to remember that while the deadline is Monday, that still means time remains to get everything done. “Don’t panic,” said Green. “You still have time. There are...

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Stephens Co. Commission Holds Regular Meeting

April 10, 2013

Stephens County continues steps to get ready for the implementation of a single voting precinct later this year. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to authorize termination of a lease for U.S. Forest Service property on Highway 184 that has been the location of the Currahee voting precinct. In addition, the county’s motion...

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Martin Spring Festival Set for April 27

April 10, 2013

Preparations are underway for the third annual Martin Spring festival. This year’s Martin Spring Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27. Once again, the Martin Community Group is sponsoring and organizing the festival. The group’s Jeraldine Hayes said plans are to have a full day of activities. “We are expecting a...

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Million Dollar Gumlog Home Vandalized

April 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County authorities and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are both searching for the suspect or suspects who vandalized a home in the Gumlog community valued at over a million dollars. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it happened sometime overnight on April 1 at a home...

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Land Use Regulation Committee Holds Meeting

April 9, 2013
Land Use Regulation Committee Holds Meeting

Stephens County’s Land Use Regulation Committee is getting its work underway on designing a proposed land use plan for consideration by the county commission. The committee met Monday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Monday’s meeting represented the first meeting since commissioners expanded the committee to 14 members and gave...

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