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SCSO Arrests Man Wanted in Westminster for Attempted Murder

June 24, 2015

Stephens County authorities apprehend a man wanted in South Carolina on a charge of attempted murder. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, authorities were told to be on the lookout for a vehicle entering Georgia by way of U.S. Highway 123 from South Carolina late in the evening of June 19. Shirley said...

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Stephens Co. School System To Have Energy Audit Done

June 24, 2015

The Stephens County School System is allowing a company to examine whether or not the school system could upgrade some of its equipment and pay for it with the money saved through lower energy costs. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent with a company...

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USFS: No Fireworks On Forest Service Land

June 24, 2015

While Georgia is legalizing the sale of consumer fireworks starting in just a few days, the U.S. Forest Service says the law does not change on federal land. The Forest Service said that with the Fourth of July holiday approaching, it is reminding residents, visitors, and campers that all types of fireworks are prohibited...

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Stephens Co. BOE Sets Tentative Millage Rate

June 23, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education plans to leave the millage rate at 20 mills for a second year. At a special called meeting on Monday, all board members present voted unanimously to set the tentative millage rate for this year at 20 mills. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the 20...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

June 23, 2015

The Stephens County Commission is expected to finalize its Fiscal Year 2016 budget later today at its regularly scheduled meeting. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, county commissioners are expected to consider a motion to adopt...

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Toccoa Commission Holds Regular Meeting

June 23, 2015

The city of Toccoa will now allow its employees to credit a certain amount of unused sick leave time towards their years of service when it comes to retirement. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved an ordinance to amend and re-state the employee retirement plan to that effect. The changes were also approved...

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First Responders Called To Pool Monday

June 23, 2015

A child is reportedly recovering after a scare at the Doyle Street Pool on Monday. First responders were called to the pool during the early afternoon hours on Monday after a child swimmer was reported to be in distress. According to Camp Fire CEO Elaine Brinkley, a child at the pool had to be...

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Lake Levels Expected to Remain Strong This Summer, Says Corps

June 23, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you’re headed to the lake this summer, there’s no need to worry about low lake levels. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forecasting near perfect summer lake conditions this year. “The reservoirs are looking very good for the summer,” said Corps Spokesman Billy Birdwell. “Right now, Hartwell...

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NGTC Receives Truck Donation

June 23, 2015

Students in the North Georgia Technical College Automotive Technology Program have a new learning experience waiting for them. On Thursday, June 11, Michael Emmett of Ed Murdock Superstores in Lavonia delivered a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck that will provide a variety of hands-on labs for students for many years. “A vehicle like this...

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Nik Wallenda Reflects on Great Grandfather’s Legacy

June 23, 2015

By Charles Robertson, WRBN Radio, Clayton Nik Wallenda chats about his great-grandfather and Karl Wallenda’s historic walk across the Tallulah Gorge. While in Rabun County for the Skywalk Celebration at the VIP Meet and Greet on Friday morning, Nik called the walk across Tallulah Gorge possibly the greatest walk of Karl’s career, and Nik...

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