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Collins Speaks on Victory

November 8, 2012

9th District Congressman-Elect Doug Collins speaks on his victory Tuesday. The Republican defeated Democrat Jody Cooley in Tuesday’s election for the new Congressional seat representing northeast Georgia with 76 percent of nearly a quarter million votes cast to Cooley’s 24 percent of the vote. Collins said he thanks the district for its support and...

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Local Leaders Receive Humane Shelter Update

November 8, 2012

Local leaders receive an update from the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Shelter Director Bob Citrullo provided that update to Toccoa City Commissioners and Stephens County Commissioners during a joint meeting of the two boards on Tuesday at the Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Toccoa. Citrullo said that work is moving along on the new humane...

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Sewer Expansion Bids Still Under Consideration

November 8, 2012

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said at Tuesday’s joint city-county meeting that a committee continues to study bids for engineering water and sewer line enhancements for Toccoa and Stephens County. Martin says that a committee looking at the 10 bids is continuing to work to narrow those bids down. The proposed...

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Toccoa Goody’s Holds Ribbon Cutting

November 8, 2012
Toccoa Goody’s Holds Ribbon Cutting

Goody’s returns to Toccoa. The store held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Wednesday morning to celebrate the grand opening of its location on Big A Road. According to store officials, a new company bought the Goody’s name and has re-opened many stores, including the one here in Toccoa. Local Store Manager...

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Corps Reducing Outflows

November 8, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has reduced outflows from the three reservoirs it operates on the upper Savannah River Basin in response to water levels reaching Drought Level Three, including Lake Hartwell. Currently, Lake Hartwell is at 645 ft above mean sea level. That is...

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Toccoa Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

November 8, 2012
Toccoa Unveils Latest Historic Plaque

Toccoa unveils another historic plaque. Last Thursday, Main Street Toccoa unveiled its latest plaque at the building housing the CPA firm Johnson & Fields, located at 161 East Doyle Street. According to Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa, the building has had multiple uses since the early part of the 20th century. “This was...

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Ledford, Collins Win in Area Races

November 7, 2012

Jim Ledford defeats Curtis Waters in the race for District 3, Post 2 on the Stephens County Board of Education. Ledford received 5,125 votes, or 58.39 percent, to Waters’ 3,648 votes, or 41.56 percent. Ledford said he appreciates the voters’ support. “I appreciate all of the people that voted for me and I am...

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Stephens Co. Registrar on Election

November 7, 2012

The final unofficial numbers show that more than 9,500 voters cast ballots in Stephens County Tuesday. In all, 9,546 registered voters turned out in the county, which equals a turnout of 68.78 percent. Out of those 5,735 voted in advance at the Stephens County Government Building or via a mail-in ballot, while 3,811 voted...

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Thomas Re-Elected As Franklin Co. Sheriff

November 7, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia In the only local race in Franklin County, voters re-elected incumbent Republican Sheriff Stevie Thomas for a third term. Thomas easily won out over Democratic challenger Ronald Hart by a vote of 6,148 to Hart’s 1,428. Thomas said he is grateful for the vote of confidence from the...

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BEESMART Spelling Bee Thursday

November 7, 2012

An annual fundraiser to benefit the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation is coming up this week. The annual BEESMART spelling and trivia bee is this Thursday at 7 p.m. at a new location this year, Stephens County High School. Stephens Education Literacy Foundation Executive Director Ellen Alligood said they are looking forward to a great...

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