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New Year Brings Some New Government Leaders

January 1, 2013

A new year always brings change and 2013 is no different. In Stephens County, two new commissioners, Dennis Bell and Debbie Whitlock, will also begin their first terms this month. Tony Crunkleton and Jim Ledford also take over seats on the Board of Education in Stephens County this month. Stephens County will also soon...

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Missing Person Found in Sky Valley

January 1, 2013

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton A search for a missing person takes place over the weekend in Rabun County. According to the Sky Valley Police Department, 26-year-old Lauren Lindholm went missing around 5:15 p.m. Friday in the area of Alex Mountain Drive and Alpine Lane in Sky Valley. Crews searched a large section...

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NE Ga. Animal Shelter Receives Donation

January 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is the recipient of an unexpected gift in its Christmas stocking this year. Last month, the Pilot Club of Lavonia gave the shelter a check for $300. Lavonia Pilot Club President Brenda Rabbit says the club has been keenly aware of the financial...

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Broadband Project Moving Forward

December 31, 2012

Progress continues on a broadband expansion project in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. The project is building what eventually would be a 150-mile high-speed broadband fiber loop through Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Banks, Habersham, and Rabun counties. The first leg of that project is slated to be between Toccoa and Hollywood, Georgia, in Habersham County....

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New Year’s Government Schedule

December 31, 2012

Government offices are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Both Stephens County Government Offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed Tuesday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday....

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Two Killed So Far on Ga. Highways

December 31, 2012

So far, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says that two people have been killed on Georgia highways during the New Year’s holiday travel period. The New Year’s holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through midnight Tuesday. Those fatal crashes have been reported in Macon and the Valdosta area. As...

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Hudgens Urges Fireworks Safety for New Year’s

December 31, 2012

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to watch out for the dangers of fireworks during the New Year’s holiday. According to Hudgens, the sale and individual use of any type of firework, except certain kinds of sparklers, is illegal in Georgia. The penalties are a maximum fine of up...

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Continuation Of Wilbros Court Hearing Postponed

December 28, 2012

A hearing for a preliminary injunction in the Wilbros case will not continue next month as the two sides have been ordered into further mediation. Superior Court Judge Robert Adamson has ordered attorneys for both sides into mediation to take place either on January 24 or 25 or at a time prior to January...

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Updated: Missing Habersham Child Found Safe

December 28, 2012

A Habersham County child has been found and the AMBER alert canceled. The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office states that 5-year-old Roy Ivan Montesinos III has been located safely this morning. In addition, Habersham County authorities state that the boy’s father, 25-year-old Roy Ivan Montesinos II, was taken into custody by the Gwinnett County Police....

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Stephens Unemployment Drops in Nov.

December 28, 2012

The latest unemployment figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show that Stephens County’s unemployment rate declined last month. According to the preliminary unemployment figures for November, Stephens County’s rate dropped to 8.6 percent last month from 8.9 percent, which was the revised rate for the county in October. Labor Department figures show that...

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