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Eastanollee Rd. To Be Closed Today

November 27, 2012

The Stephens County Public Works Department is announcing a partial road closure for later this morning. According to officials, Eastanollee Road in the 700 block will be closed beginning at around 8 a.m. for a culvert change in that area. Flags and signs will be posted. The road will be closed through at least...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

November 27, 2012

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Monday that all jurors that were summoned to report Tuesday, November 27, do not have to report. He said jury duty has been cancelled for the rest of the week.

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Arrests Made in Hart Co. Burglaries

November 27, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Four suspects are behind bars in Hart County charged in connection with two separate burglaries. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the first string of burglaries started about two weeks ago in a neighborhood near the Georgia/South Carolina state line. On November 18, three people were arrested....

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BBB Offers Online Shopping Tips

November 26, 2012

Today is Cyber Monday, the big day for shopping online for the holidays. With many people shopping online, the Better Business Bureau is offering a number of tips to make sure that the online shopping experience is a safe one. Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau President Fred Elsberry said that the most important thing...

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Holiday Travel Figures Released

November 26, 2012

The final traffic numbers are in from state officials for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period ended at midnight with 19 traffic fatalities reported across the state, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 of the 19 fatal crashes that occurred between...

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Corps Makes Two Announcements Regarding Hartwell

November 26, 2012

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is beginning seasonal weekend closures at the visitor’s centers at both Lakes Hartwell and Russell. According to the Corps, from now through February 24, the visitor’s centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Officials said that...

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Area Unemployment Figures Released

November 26, 2012

Preliminary unemployment figures for October show that Stephens County’s unemployment rose last month. According to figures released last week from the Georgia Department of Labor, the preliminary October unemployment rate in Stephens County is 8.9 percent. That represents a four-tenth of a percentage point increase from the revised September rate of 8.5 percent. The...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

November 26, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to hold a first reading of an updated occupation tax ordinance at their meeting this morning. The commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. City staff have been working on updates to the ordinance for several months in an effort to find an...

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Lavonia Train Depot Renovations Continuing

November 26, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Officials said that renovation work on the historic Lavonia Train Depot is costing more than first planned. Crews have been working for the past several months to take the building back to how it looked when it first opened in 1912. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said much...

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Police Offer Shopping Safety Reminders

November 23, 2012

The holiday shopping season is underway. Today is Black Friday, which means lots of people headed to the stores looking for deals. Meanwhile, tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. With stores expected to be full, authorities are reminding shoppers to keep safety in mind. Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell said there are a...

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