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Mobile Food Pantry in Stephens Co. Today

November 13, 2014

A mobile food pantry will stop in Stephens County today. It will be at the parking lot of the Toccoa First United Methodist Church on East Tugalo Street in Toccoa from 10 a.m. until food is gone. Food will be distributed to families in need on a first come, first serve basis. People will...

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Power House Fundraiser Saturday

November 13, 2014

The Power House for Kids will host a “Retro Prom” fundraising party on Saturday from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the X-Factor/Cornerstone Restaurant in Toccoa. Tickets for the event are $25. Proceeds from the event support “Darkness to Light,” which is a program intended to train local educators to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly...

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Stephens Co. Marks Veterans Day

November 12, 2014
Stephens Co. Marks Veterans Day

Stephens County marks Veterans’ Day. The annual observance of Veterans Day took place this morning on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Each year, the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, and Marine Corps Detachment 1303 organize the program. This year’s guest speaker was Retired...

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Stephens Co. Sending Letters on Bypass Water, Sewer Easements

November 12, 2014

Stephens County and the city of Toccoa will soon send out a letter to property owners along a planned expansion of water and sewer lines along the Toccoa By-pass. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a letter of notice of intent to acquire with the city for the By-pass water and sewer improvements. Stephens...

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Teacher at Center of SCHS Cat Incident Withdraws Resignation

November 12, 2014

The teacher who school officials say had resigned following a cat castration controversy at Stephens County High School has withdrawn that resignation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Tuesday morning that Mr. Daniel Hebert officially withdrew his resignation. Dorsey had reported that Hebert had originally resigned last week after school officials said he...

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Sole Finalist Named for Franklin Co. Manager Post

November 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County has named a finalist for the job of County Manager. After coming out of an executive session Monday, County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced the Board’s choice for sole finalist. “The person we have chosen for the sole candidate for the County Manager position is Elizabeth...

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Hudgens Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

November 12, 2014

With potential cooler weather in the forecast, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes safe this winter. “As temperatures go down, the number of home fires tends to go up,” Hudgens said. “Please keep safety in mind while you’re keeping warm.” • Heating equipment...

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Teen Indicted in Mother’s Death

November 11, 2014

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted the teen accused of killing his mother in September. The grand jury handed down a formal indictment against the teen on Monday. That indictment charges the teen with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Aggravated Assault in connection with the death of 46-year-old Kim Lanier on September 29....

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City Staff Presents Golf Course Proposal

November 11, 2014

Toccoa city staff present a proposal for putting the Pines golf course back under full city control as a department of city government. City commissioners met with Public Works Department staff at a work session on Monday to talk about the nine-hole golf course off of Black Mountain Road, which has remained closed since...

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Toccoa Commission Makes Appointments

November 11, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make a number of appointments at their regularly scheduled meeting. City commissioners met Monday at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission unanimously re-appointed Bob Sneed to serve another two-year term as the city’s Municipal Court Judge. Sneed was initially appointed to the position in December 2012 and began...

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  • November 14, 2014“12 Angry Men”
  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 21, 2014Faith over Fear; Women’s Summit
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
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