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Lavonia Industry Announces Expansion

January 13, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia industry is expanding. Last Thursday, Kautex officials announced the company will add another 95,000 square feet of warehouse space to its existing plant on Highway 17 South in what amounts to a $3.3 million investment. Kautex is a subsidiary of Textron, Inc., based in Bonn, Germany,...

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Stephens Co. School Superintendent Search Process Making Progress

January 13, 2014
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The Stephens County Board of Education continues to move ahead with selecting the next Superintendent for the School System. Last Thursday, the school board met with the search firm helping it through the process of finding a replacement for Sherrie Whiten, who is retiring at the end of March. Representatives from the search firm,...

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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview General Assembly Session

January 10, 2014
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Gasaway, Wilkinson Preview General Assembly Session

Local legislators take time to preview the upcoming Georgia General Assembly session. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway were in Toccoa Thursday for a Legislative Preview breakfast organized by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Both Wilkinson and Gasaway said they expect a short session for many...

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Camp Toccoa Hosting Military Change of Command Ceremony Sunday

January 10, 2014
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The Camp Toccoa property will host a special ceremony this weekend. A formal military change of command ceremony will take place at the Camp Toccoa site on CurraheeMountain Sunday at 11 a.m. Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Iacovelli is the outgoing commander. He said he will turn his unit over to his replacement at the ceremony...

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Mobile Workforce Training Unit in Toccoa Today

January 10, 2014
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The Georgia Mountains Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will stop in Toccoa today. It will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on West Savannah Street in Toccoa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The mobile unit is an extension of the state’s one-stop workforce delivery system. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission said the...

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Stephens Co. MLK Events Start Saturday

January 10, 2014
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Activities in Stephens County to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are scheduled to get underway this weekend. Activities are set to begin on Saturday with an art contest at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Toccoa and the annual talent and fashion contest at 5 p.m. at the...

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Police Blotter

January 10, 2014
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Locust Street location onĀ  Tuesday in reference to a reported theft. According to the report on file, someone reported that a vehicle worth $1,000 was stolen from his front yard between 9 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. on Monday. Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Office also responded...

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Michelle Grafton Running for Stephens Co. Commissioner

January 9, 2014
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The first candidate has thrown their hat in the ring to run for Stephens County Commissioner. Local real estate agent Michelle Grafton has announced that she will run for the Stephens County Commission Post held formerly by the late Harold Andrews, who passed away last Fall. Grafton said she will run as a Republican...

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State Economic Development Leaders Visit Stephens Co.

January 9, 2014
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State Economic Development Leaders Visit Stephens Co.

Top state economic development officials take time to visit Stephens County. Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr and his staff spent Wednesday traveling through the county, meeting with local officials. Carr said the goal of the trip, which included other stops throughout Georgia, is for his team to build and establish relationships...

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SCSO Names Jailer, Deputy of Year for 2013

January 9, 2014
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SCSO Names Jailer, Deputy of Year for 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office names its Deputy and Jailer of the Year awards. The awards were presented at the Sheriff’s Office’s annual Christmas dinner last month. This year’s Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year is Deputy Paul Shiffer. Deputy Shiffer has been with the Sheriff’s Office sine 1997 and is currently...

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