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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

October 28, 2013

The topic of what to do with the Doyle Street Community Center is expected to come before Toccoa City Commissioners at a meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today in the city commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. The Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA used to operate programs out of...

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SPLOST VI Town Hall Meeting Today

October 28, 2013

A meeting later today will detail the proposed SPLOST VI to the public. A town hall meeting is taking place today at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. A group called the “Stephens County Friends of SPLOST VI” Committee is presenting the town hall meeting today. According to an...

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Combat Team Known as ‘Currahees’ Coming Home for Last Time, Says Report

October 28, 2013

Media reports indicate that the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Currahees” that trace their lineage to Toccoa and the “Band of Brothers” is being decommissioned earlier than first planned. According to an Associated Press report, 140 soldiers from the “Currahees” returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky from their final deployment...

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Hartwell Passes New Alcohol Ordinance

October 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Hartwell has passed a new alcohol ordinance that some local leaders hope will bring more businesses, and revenue to the downtown area. At their regular meeting recently, the Hartwell City Council passed the ordinance after the second reading. Under the new ordinance, the city will...

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Clarification

October 28, 2013

AM 630 WNEG has a clarification on a story we reported last week. Last week, we reported that the Stephens County Hospital Authority voted unanimously to join a health information exchange that Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville was starting. Northeast Georgia Medical Center officials said they are just one of four entities that...

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Early Voting Ongoing in Stephens Co.

October 25, 2013

Early voting is continuing for the November election in Stephens County. It started back on October 14 at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. So far, Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that it is running smoothly with no problems. “It is going pretty well for a special election,” said Kelley.  “We have got about...

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Martin Fall Festival Saturday

October 25, 2013

An annual autumn tradition returns to the town of Martin this weekend. Saturday is the 21st annual Martin Fall Festival. The Martin Woman’s Club organizes and runs the event this year. Mary McNeff with the Martin Woman’s Club said they are looking forward to a great day featuring a lot of different activities. “We...

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Collins Calls Savannah Harbor Deepening “Win” for Ga.

October 25, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is commenting after the U.S. House passed a bill that includes funding for the deepening of the Savannah Harbor. Earlier this week, the U.S. House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, or WRRDA. The bill authorizes the development and maintenance of the nation’s waterway infrastructure, among...

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Lavonia Haunted House Ongoing

October 25, 2013

With Halloween less than a week away, it is time to get your spook on.. Whispering Hills Sanitarium is open for visitors this weekend and again next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Not to give too much away, but local actors play the frightening freaks that wreak havoc on your nerves as you make your...

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SCSO Announces Multiple Arrests

October 24, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said recently that three people now face charges in connection with reported thefts and burglaries in the Old Oak Valley Road area. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office began investigating those reports last month. Shirley said last week, his office arrested 27-year-old Lester Eugene Sullens of...

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