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Watch out for Deer Car Collisions, Says DNR

October 22, 2012

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, leaders of the state’s wildlife, highway safety and insurance agencies are advising motorists to be cautious of increased deer sightings this fall. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams said that deer are on the move during this time of year, cautioning that while motorists...

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Toccoa Police Continue to Investigate Robbery

October 20, 2012
Toccoa Police Continue to Investigate Robbery

The Toccoa Police Department continues to investigate a Wednesday armed robbery. Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell said that it occurred at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Exxon station, also known as the American Eagle store, at the corner of Broad and Currahee streets. “A black male entered the business, had his...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

October 19, 2012

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said that jury duty for Monday is cancelled.

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Martin Man Arrested After Losing Meth at Lavonia Bank

October 19, 2012
Martin Man Arrested After Losing Meth at Lavonia Bank

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Martin man is now behind bars, charged with possession of methamphetamine following an unusual case. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle made the arrest Wednesday afternoon. According to Carlisle, 30-year-old Jeffery Wayne Cheek of Martin stopped in to Pinnacle Bank in Lavonia last week to speak with a...

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Work Continues On Schaefer Center, Grant Received

October 19, 2012

The city of Toccoa receives another grant to help with restoration efforts at the Schaefer Center. The Fox Theatre Institute recently selected the Schaefer Center as one of three recent grant recipients from around the state. “The Main Street program was awarded a Fox Theatre Institute restoration grant for the Schaefer Center that will...

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Corps Announces Meetings on Lake in S.C.

October 19, 2012

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are planning two public workshops next week to discuss water management at Lakes Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond during the current drought. One meeting is October 24 at McCormick Middle School in McCormick, S.C. from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and the other is on October 25 at...

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Firearms Deer Season Starting in Ga.

October 19, 2012

While archery and primitive weapons season occur first, many hunters anxiously wait until the opening day of firearms season to get into the woods. That wait is almost over as firearms deer season begins in Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 20 and lasts through Jan. 1, 2013 in the Northern Zone and in the Southern...

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Hospital Shows Off New Equipment

October 19, 2012
Hospital Shows Off New Equipment

Stephens County Hospital is announcing the installation of a new CT scanner that is one of only two of its kin in North America. The hospital recently announced the installation of a powerful and compact Computed Tomography, or CT, system offering improvements from its predecessors in diagnostic capabilities at low dose radiation levels, levels...

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EPD Speaks On Proposed Wilbros Consent Order

October 18, 2012

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is commenting on the proposed consent order it has reached with Wilbros. The EPD released its proposed consent order with the Rose Lane facility at the center of an odor controversy Tuesday. According to EPD Assistant Director Jim Ussery, the agency felt a consent order agreed to with Wilbros...

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DOT Approves Road Work Projects

October 18, 2012

A Stephens County bridge is one of five that the Georgia Department of Transportation is having cleaned up and re-painted. Recently, the Georgia DOT awarded a number of new construction projects. Among those projects was the cleaning and re-painting of five bridges in northeast Georgia, including the bridge on State Route 17 Alternate, or...

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