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BSA Holds American Values Dinner in Habersham

March 11, 2013
BSA Holds American Values Dinner in Habersham

The local Boy Scout Council honors three individuals, including a Toccoa doctor, at an annual event. Last Thursday, the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual American Values Dinner at the Swanson Center of Piedmont College. Northeast Georgia Council Director of Field Service Foy Todd said that the dinner...

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Lavonia Woman Indicted in Infant’s Death

March 11, 2013
Lavonia Woman Indicted in Infant’s Death

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman has been indicted on three counts of murder in the death of her infant son. Court documents released this week indicate that 21-year-old Cheyenne Nicole Burtch was indicted on two counts of felony murder and one count of malice murder in the death of two-month-old...

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More Information on Drug Bust Last Week

March 11, 2013

More information is available regarding a drug bust in Habersham County last week that led to the arrest of two men, including one from Toccoa. Last week, authorities served a search warrant in Clarkesville that led to the arrest of 33-year-old Mikal Andrus Russell of Toccoa and 38-year-old Ethridge Sovato Russell of Clarkesville. Stephens...

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New Historic Plaque Downtown

March 11, 2013
New Historic Plaque Downtown

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque in downtown. Last Thursday, the latest plaque was unveiled at what used to be the Nickelback Shoe Store on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa’s Kembra Landry said that the building was known as the Nickelback for more than 20 years. “It was first owned...

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Prescribed Burn Today in Stephens Co.

March 8, 2013

A prescribed fire is being conducted in Stephens County today, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission. The Forestry Commission says that the fire may present smoke to residents of Stephens, Franklin, Hall, and Habersham counties. Officials say the prescribed burn is being conducted by trained practitioners to reduce hazardous forest fire fuels and improve...

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Emergency Preparedness Drill Set For Monday

March 8, 2013

Officials with Stephens County Hospital are reporting that area law enforcement and first responders will be participating in an emergency preparedness drill Monday (March 11). Stephens County Hospital Nursing Director Faye Taylor said that several different agencies will participate in the drill Monday.

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Drug Investigation Nets Two Arrests

March 8, 2013
Drug Investigation Nets Two Arrests

Two people, including a Toccoa man, face drug charges as a result of a multi-agency drug investigation. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, special agents of the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team and deputies from the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the 200 block of West Water Street...

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Hicks Outlines Changes to TAVT System

March 8, 2013

Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks says that a new bill signed by Governor Nathan Deal is already adjusting the newly implement Title Ad Valorem Tax system. Last Friday, the new Title Ad Valorem Tax took effect. Under that law, purchases of vehicles starting last Friday and moving forward will now be exempt from...

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Stephens Co. Hosts GDA Retreat

March 8, 2013
Stephens Co. Hosts GDA Retreat

The Georgia Downtown Association board gathers in Stephens County for an annual meeting. The GDA board, ex officio members, and staff held the organization’s annual planning retreat on February 26 and 27 at the Currahee Club. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said that the annual retreat provides the board an opportunity to look...

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Move Clocks Ahead Saturday Night

March 8, 2013
Move Clocks Ahead Saturday Night

It’s time to spring ahead this weekend. Daylight saving time starts Sunday morning and people should move their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said when people change their clocks, they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms. “It...

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