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Drought Conditions Improving in North Ga.

February 11, 2013

A rainy start to 2013 results in a lessening of drought conditions in north Georgia. According to last week’s latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, Stephens County, along with Franklin, Habersham, and Rabun counties and the rest of far northern Georgia is no longer in abnormally dry or drought conditions. The line of...

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Memorial Service Tuesday for Man Killed Last Week in Habersham Co.

February 11, 2013

A memorial service is set for Tuesday afternoon for a Toccoa man killed in what authorities in Habersham County are calling a homicide. 43-year-old Michael Anthony Hunnicutt was found dead in Habersham County last Wednesday, according to reports. Authorities say that Hunnicutt, who lived at a Toccoa address in Habersham County, was shot and...

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Ga. Marks Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 9, 2013

Georgia is marking Severe Weather Awareness Week this week. It runs through today and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering homeowners advice on preparing for severe weather. Hudgens says that homeowners should check their insurance policy to see what is actually covered. He notes while standard policies cover tornado damage, flooding must be...

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Stephens Co. Honors STAR Student, STAR Teacher

February 8, 2013
Stephens Co. Honors STAR Student, STAR Teacher

Stephens County recognizes its STAR student and teacher. A reception for this year’s STAR student and teacher took place Thursday in the cafeteria at Stephens County High School. Earlier this week, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce announced that this year’s STAR student is Annabelle Zhuno. She is the daughter of Jean Zhuno of...

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Toccoa Commission Holding Retreat Today

February 8, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners and staff will come together today to plan for the upcoming year. City commissioners and department heads will gather today for a retreat at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room, located in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said the retreat will start in the morning...

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Authorities Investigating Habersham Co. Homicide

February 8, 2013

Authorities in Habersham County are investigating a death earlier this week that they are calling a homicide. Reports from the Georgia News Network indicate that 43-year-old Michael Anthony Hunnicutt of Toccoa was found dead in Habersham County Wednesday afternoon. According to authorities, Hunnicutt has a Toccoa address. but lives over the Stephens/Habersham County line...

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon on New Medical Office

February 8, 2013
Chamber Cuts Ribbon on New Medical Office

Stephens County welcomes back a local orthopedic surgeon. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Dr. James Fordyce’s new office in Toccoa. Dr. Fordyce is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who previously had an office in Toccoa, but then left to work for a hospital-owned practice...

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Lavonia Woman Charged After Boarding School Bus

February 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman faces charges after she allegedly boarded a Franklin County School bus and confronted the driver. It happened Monday at about 7 a.m. on Poole Street in Lavonia. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said that 36-year-old Tabitha Mitchell Simmons of Grogan Street was angry because the...

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Georgia Marking Prescribed Fire Awareness Week

February 8, 2013

The state of Georgia is using this week to call attention to the benefits of prescribed fires and burning. Governor Nathan Deal has declared this week Prescribed Fire Awareness Week in Georgia. Officials said that prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health, and reduce wildfire risk. According...

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Toccoa City Commission Continues To Discuss Water Rate Hike for County Customers

February 7, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners continue to discuss what to do about a proposal to increase the differential in water rates between customers who live inside the city limits of Toccoa and those who live outside the city limits in Stephens County. At Monday’s city commission work session, Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said that a...

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