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Forum Tonight on Charter Schools Amendment

October 2, 2012

A public forum on the proposed charter schools amendment to the State Constitution that voters will decide on this November is taking place this evening. The forum is set for 6 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. The amendment would change the state constitution to allow...

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GDOT Announces Promotion

October 2, 2012

A Banks County man is now serving as District Traffic Operations Manager for northeast Georgia. State Department of Transportation District Engineer Bayne Smith has announced that Justin Lott is now District Traffic Operations Manager for the 21-county Area that is Northeast Georgia’s District One. Lott’s new position as a Traffic Operations Manager will include...

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Sims Found Guilty on Felony Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter

October 1, 2012

A Stephens County jury finds Steve A. Sims, Jr. guilty of felony murder and voluntary manslaughter in the death of Shawn Hancock of Toccoa following a week-long trial that concluded Friday afternoon. The jury found Sims, Jr. not guilty of malice murder. Voluntary manslaughter was a lesser included offense. Sims, Jr. was also found...

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Kickin’ It Held Saturday

October 1, 2012

Stephens County comes together to help raise money in the fight against breast cancer. The 5th annual “Kickin’ It: One Step At A Time” event took place Saturday in downtown Toccoa. This year’s event included both a walk/run and a motorcycle ride, as well as hot dog plates. “Kickin’ It” President Connie Worley said...

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Hart Co., Hartwell Talk Animal Control

October 1, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Talks continue between Hart County and city of Hartwell officials regarding the hiring of an animal control officer. Representatives from Hart County, Hartwell, Animal Shelter, Inc., the Hart County Humane Society and the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter met again Tuesday evening. Right now neither Hartwell nor Hart County...

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T-SC Schools Hall of Fame Inducts Two

October 1, 2012

  The Toccoa-Stephens County Schools Hall of Fame inducts two new members. Prior to Friday’s football game at the Reservation, the Hall of Fame honored this year’s two inductees, Willie M. Keels and William Tucker. Started in 1989, the Toccoa-Stephens County Schools Hall of Fame was established to recognize outstanding graduates and former educators...

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NGTC Student Wins Veterans’ Scholarship

October 1, 2012

A student in the Air Conditioning Technology diploma program at North Georgia Technical College is the school’s winner of a $2500 veterans’ scholarship. Danny Glenn recently received the Grainger $2500 Veteran’s Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship. W.W. Grainger, Inc., a world-wide distributor of industrial and commercial equipment and supplies, recognizes outstanding students with a $2,000...

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Police Blotter

October 1, 2012

Hart EMC is reporting a theft to authorities. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a Highway 123 location on September 24, where he was told that several rolls of copper wiring and a pair of insulated bolt cutters had been taken. The items taken...

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Sims Murder Trial Headed to Jury

September 28, 2012

Jury deliberations are expected to begin this morning in the Steve A. Sims, Jr. murder trial. Both the prosecution and defense delivered their closing statements in the trial Thursday in Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court in Toccoa. Sims, Jr., of Toccoa, is charged with murder and other charges in connection with the death of...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

September 28, 2012

Jurors summoned for jury duty in Stephens County on Monday, October 1 do not have to report. That is according to Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick.

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