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Changes Coming to 2014 Ga. Election Calendar

January 24, 2014
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This year’s election calendar in Georgia will look a lot different. That is after changes approved by the state’s General Assembly were signed into law recently by the Governor. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said the changes became necessary after a federal judge ruled that Georgia was not giving military and overseas voters enough...

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Toccoa Hands Out Main Street Awards

January 24, 2014
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Downtown Toccoa honors businesses, property owners, and volunteers at its annual Main Street Awards. The annual awards were handed out Thursday night at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the awards give the city a chance to recognize those who have gone above and beyond on...

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Health Dept. Recognizes Local Program

January 24, 2014
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A local program is recognized for its efforts to improve the health of area residents. The Evan Oglesby Foundation of Stephens County was recently named as one of the 21 honorees of the “Celebrate Healthy North Georgia” initiative. The program is run by District 2 Public Health and recognizes those who have implemented programs...

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Food Processor Coming to Hart County, Bringing 120 Jobs

January 24, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A new food processing plant is coming to Hart County and bringing more than a hundred jobs with it. The Hart County Industrial Building Authority announced recently that Lake Foods, a newly established food processor, is opening its first location in mid-February in Hart County. Hart County Industrial...

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Weather Related Announcement

January 24, 2014
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Habersham County Schools are on a 2 HOUR DELAY TODAY FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF. Stephens County Schools are on a NORMAL SCHEDULE this morning.

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EPD Tells Wilbros To Shut Down

January 23, 2014
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The Georgia Environmental Protection Division orders the Wilbros facility in Toccoa to shut down. Today, the EPD announced it will revoke the environmental permits for Wilbros and has ordered the facility on Rose Lane to close, pending any appeal by Wilbros. In its announcement, the EPD said Wilbros has been cited for numerous violations...

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Federal Judge Dismisses Wilbros Lawsuit Filed by Adams

January 23, 2014
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The news from the EPD regarding Wilbros comes on the same day that a federal judge ruled against local residents suing Wilbros in U.S. District Court. This week, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story dismissed a lawsuit filed against Wilbros in federal court by about 100 local residents represented by Toccoa attorney Alton Adams....

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Ayers Says County Retreat Went Well

January 23, 2014
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Stephens County Commissioners start planning for the year ahead. The county commission and staff gathered for a retreat Friday to talk a number of different items. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it was a busy day as the commissioners talked about 17 different topics. Ayers said the retreat gives the commissioners an opportunity to...

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Toccoa Main Street Awards Today

January 23, 2014
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The annual Toccoa Main Street Awards will take place later today. The annual reception will be held at the SchaeferCenter  beginning at 5:00 p.m. with light refreshments.  This year the program will consist of a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and an Awards Program beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. At the Toccoa...

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Federal Charges Possible on Toccoa Man With Firearms, Live Grenades

January 22, 2014
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A Toccoa man faces a local charge and possibly federal charges after an investigation that culminated in two search warrants last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that 67-year-old Paul Coy Hulse of Toccoa was arrested last week on a local charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Shirley said...

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