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Stephens Co. BOE Denies Solar Panel Lease Agreement

September 17, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education turns down a proposed solar panel project on school system property. Tuesday, the Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to deny a final lease agreement with United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta for the company to put solar panels on a piece of land near Stephens County High...

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Franklin Co. Jail Escapees Back in Custody

September 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two escapees from the Franklin County Detention Center are now back behind bars. The men escaped about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, law enforcement from several jurisdictions joined in the search, including the Lavonia Police Department, as well as canine units from...

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Man Charged in Stephens Co. Recaptured After Escaping S. Ga. Prison

September 17, 2014

A man charged in Stephens County is back in custody after escaping from a south Georgia prison this week The LaGrange Daily News reports that Lester E. Sullens was captured by law enforcement officials in Troup County Monday evening. According to the LaGrange Daily News, Sullens had escaped from a prison in south Georgia...

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GDOT Names New District Engineer

September 17, 2014
GDOT Names New District Engineer

The Georgia Department of Transportation names a Cumming man as the new District Engineer for the 21 counties in northeast Georgia that makeup District One of the DOT. Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden recently announced the appointment of Brent Cook to that position. Cook replaces Bayne Smith, who now serves as Georgia DOT’s Director...

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Vogel Stops in Stephens Co.

September 17, 2014

One of the two men running for the 9th District Congressional seat in northeast Georgia stops in Stephens County. Dr. David Vogel came through Toccoa Tuesday as part of his 500-mile bike tour of the entire 9th District. Vogel started his journey back on September 2. He said the trip is going well so...

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Collins Introduces ISIL-Related Legislation

September 17, 2014

Incumbent 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is introducing a piece of legislation he says will work towards stopping and ultimately ending the threat of Islamic State terrorism. This week, Collins introduced the “End Financing to ISIL Act.” Collins said that act would require a classified report to Congress from the State and Treasury...

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Search Warrant Leads to Three Arrests

September 16, 2014

The execution of an arrest warrant at a Stephens County home on one person leads to the apprehension of three people in all. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office and the U.S. Marshal’s Office served an arrest warrant at a residence on Furman Street in Toccoa Friday seeking 27-year-old Timothy Mroz of...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names Employee of Year

September 16, 2014

Stephens County Hospital names its Employee of the Year. The hospital handed out the annual award at its Service Awards Banquet last week. This year’s Employee of the Year at Stephens County Hospital is Lenora Scott-Moore, who works in Patient Registration. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the award is one chosen by...

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TCC To Hold Hearing on Proposed Extended Stay Ordinance Next Week

September 16, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to hear public comment on a proposed ordinance that would put regulations on hotels and motels in the city that consider themselves extended stay facilities next week. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for the Toccoa City Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, September 23. Under the...

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Ga. Law Enforcement Increasing Patrol on I-85 This Week

September 16, 2014

Georgia is taking part in a multi-state high visibility traffic enforcement campaign along Interstate 85 this week. The Motor Carrier Compliance Division said it is participating in the 72-hour campaign to target unsafe driving behaviors among commercial vehicle drivers through a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. They are calling the...

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