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Collins Co-Sponsors Fair Tax Bill

January 9, 2013

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins signs on to support the Fair Tax. In a statement issued Monday, Collins announced that he had become an original co-sponsor for House Resolution 25, the Fair Tax Act. The legislation calls for a national consumption based tax and the elimination of the 16th amendment to the Constitution....

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Stephens Co. Commission Kicks Off 2013 Tuesday

January 8, 2013

Two new Stephens County Commissioners will take their seats for their first commission meetings today. First, the commission will hold a daylong retreat at the Kimsey Environmental Center in Eastanollee. That will take place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. today. Then, the first regular Stephens County Commission meeting of 2013 will take place...

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NE Ga. Attorney Arrested By GBI on Drug Charges

January 8, 2013

An area attorney with an office in Toccoa is facing charges after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested him last week. GBI Spokesman John Bankhead said the agency arrested 49-year-old Jerry Bruce Harkness, Sr. of Demorest at his office last Friday in Habersham County and charged him with six counts of distributing a Schedule...

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“New Harmonies” Exhibit Continues in Toccoa

January 8, 2013

A traveling Smithsonian exhibit remains open to the public for the next couple of weeks in Toccoa. The “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibit will remain on display at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room through January 26. The exhibit, which is free to view, covers the history of American music. It was brought...

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Franklin Co. Adding SRO’s In Elementary Schools

January 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia As Franklin County school students head back to the classroom this week after their holiday break, each school in Franklin County will have either a police officer or sheriff’s deputy patrolling the hallways and grounds. It is part of a new security plan put in place over the...

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USDA Conducting Agricultural Resource Management Survey

January 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend the next several months taking the economic pulse of U.S. Agriculture. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will spend the next several months gathering production practices information from farmers and ranchers across the nation through the Agricultural Resource Management Survey. According to officials, the results of this...

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New Rep. Collins Speaks After Swearing In

January 7, 2013

New Ninth District Representative Doug Collins is settling in to his new job. Collins spoke with AM 630 WNEG Friday, the day after he was sworn in to serve as the Ninth District Representative in the U.S. House, representing Stephens County and northeast Georgia. Collins said being sworn into the U.S. House was a...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Names 2013 New Year’s Baby

January 7, 2013
Stephens Co. Hospital Names 2013 New Year’s Baby

Stephens County Hospital has its New Year’s Baby. The hospital introduced the New Year’s Baby for 2013 and his family on Friday. This year’s New Year’s Baby is Chayton Alaric Hurley. Weighing 9 pounds, 14 ounces, Chayton was born Wednesday at 8:32 a.m. to Ashley and Melanie Hurley of Clarkesville. Not only is Chayton...

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Police Blotter

January 7, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary on Merritts Circle in Martin late last month. According to the report on file, the woman stated on December 29 that she returned home and found someone had entered the residence and taken three television sets. The television sets are valued at $2500. Elsewhere, the...

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Franklin Co. Commission Briefly Discusses Animal Control Ordinance

January 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It is unclear if Franklin County Commissioners will continue discussion about an animal control ordinance. That is after they talked about the issue briefly at a day-long work session late last month. Franklin County Commission Vice-Chair the Rev. Clint Harper asked for discussion on the topic, but only...

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