Collins Announces Office Locations, Committee Assignments

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins says he will have new office locations starting with the new Congress in January. Collins said his Gainesville office will be located at 210 Washington Street, NW Suite 202, Gainesville, GA. For constituents visiting Washington, DC, Congressman Collins said his office will be located in 1504 Longworth House Office Building. The office phone numbers, […]

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Cat Castration Hearing Postponed

A Magistrate Court hearing over the animal cruelty summons issued against Stephens County High School teacher Daniel Hebert will not happen today. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that hearing has been postponed. Roberts said no new date has been set at this time. Animal control issued a summons to Hebert last month to appear in Magistrate Court […]

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SCDA Approves Inducement Resolution

The Stephens County Development Authority takes a step to try to encourage an unnamed company to invest in the county. At a called meeting Wednesday, the Development Authority board unanimously approved an inducement resolution for industrial revenue bonds not to exceed $10 million in connection to something called “Project Sark.” Development Authority officials said “Project Sark” is a company that […]

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Meadowbrook Machine and Tool Expanding

A local industry is announcing an expansion. Meadowbrook Machine and Tool on the Clary Connector in Eastanollee has announced that it has started expanding its operations. Bill Cochran is Production Manager for the company. He said Meadowbrook Machine and Tool is adding more CNC machines to its facility over the next few months. “We have recently purchased seven additional CNC […]

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Georgia DNR Launches Annual Poster Contest

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to honor Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests by participating in the 25th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. The goal of the competition is to generate a greater knowledge and appreciation of Georgia’s diverse and increasingly threatened nongame wildlife and their habitats. Nongame species (those […]

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Cannery Decision Tabled Again by Stephens BOE

Stephens County Board of Education members again table a decision on whether or not to cut back hours and services at the Cannery. The school board discussed the cannery on Tuesday at its regular monthly meeting. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said budget numbers show a deficit of about $217,000 for the cannery over the last five years, with […]

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Fugitive From N.Y. Arrested in Toccoa

A man wanted on charges in New York state is taken into custody in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office worked with the U.S. Marshal’s Office to arrest an individual identified as Jesse Patterson in Toccoa on Tuesday. Shirley said that authorities found Patterson Tuesday at a Franklin Street residence. “They tracked him through technology and other […]

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