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“Operation Dry Water” to Focus on BUI in Ga. This Weekend

June 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is focusing special attention across the state this weekend on the dangers of boating under the influence. This weekend, the Georgia DNR will participate in “Operation Dry Water.” “Operation Dry Water” is a multi-agency education and enforcement initiative that includes thousands of other law enforcement agencies across the...

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Legal Fees Awarded to Ayers’ Widow

June 26, 2014

The widow of late Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees on top of damages already awarded. Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story awarded Abigail Ayers $832,200.19 in attorney’s fees and expenses in connection with her suit against former Mountain Judicial...

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Stephens Co. Commission Appoints Two To SCDA

June 26, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners appoint two new members to the Stephens County Development Authority board. Tuesday, county commissioners selected North Georgia Credit Union CEO Brian Akin and Bulldog’s Express Lube and Car Wash Owner Chuck Wright to serve five year terms on the Development Authority board. Akin and Wright were selected from a final group...

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Martin Woman’s Club Asks County For Zoning Enforcement Help

June 26, 2014

A representative of the Martin Woman’s Club said she and the club want Stephens County to help enforce zoning in the town of Martin. Diane Cole spoke on behalf of the Woman’s Club to county commissioners Tuesday. She said the Woman’s Club is starting to think about marking the town’s 125th anniversary in 2016....

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Stephens Co. Enters New Building Inspections Agreement

June 26, 2014

Stephens County switches to a new firm to handle its building inspections while the position remains vacant. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Gruber Enterprises of Toccoa to handle building inspector services for the county. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the contract calls for Gruber Enterprises to provide these services...

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Chamber Sends Out Counterfeit Bill Warning

June 26, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is issuing an alert regarding counterfeit money. In an e-mail sent out on Wednesday, the Chamber said it has received reports that counterfeit $100 bills have been circulating in the Toccoa-Stephens County area. The Chamber said that any business that believes it has received a counterfeit note should...

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Cafe’ Risque Battle Makes Law Review

June 26, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The case of the City of Lavonia’s long battle to close a topless bar is now being studied by law students. Recently, the case of  Cafe’ Risque was featured in a white paper and published in the Communications Law Review. Written by Catherine Riley at TexasA&MUniversity, the paper...

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Stephens Co. Commission Passes FY 15 Budget

June 25, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners pass a Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve the budget that takes effect July 1. That budget is built based on a 2.85 mill increase in the county’s millage rate, taking that millage rate from 11.32 to 14.17 mills. County Commissioner Stanley London voted against the budget....

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SCSO Issues Scam Alert

June 25, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents about a scam reportedly making the rounds in the area. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office has been informed of a potential telephone scam that has turned up in the area. “The scammer’s telephone has routinely shown to be from Idaho and the...

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Investigation Ongoing Into Heavywood Furniture Fire

June 25, 2014

The State Fire Marshal’s Office said Tuesday that Saturday’s fire at a Stephens County industrial building does not appear to be suspicious. Fire Marshal’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen said that investigators were at the Heavywood Furniture building off of Industrial Boulevard Monday morning to start trying to determine what caused the blaze. Allen said...

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