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Year In Review 2013: New City Manager in Toccoa is Familiar Face

January 1, 2014
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The end of one year and the start of another is upon us, which means it is time to take a look at some of the top stories from 2013 in Toccoa and Stephens County. One of the top stories last year was change at the top in the city of Toccoa. In September,...

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Franklin Co. Switching Computer Software

January 1, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will switch back to a previous computer software used for billing and payroll. At a Franklin County Commission work session last Thursday, County Clerk Elaine Evans told commissioners the decision was made because the new software was causing too many problems. Evans said that Franklin County...

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Stephens Co. State Court Solicitor Pressley Passes Away

December 31, 2013
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Funeral services will take place Thursday for Stephens County State Court Solicitor Dan T. Pressley, Sr. Pressley passed away Monday morning at his residence at the age of 76. He practiced law in Stephens County for some 40 years and was in his third term as the county’s State Court Solicitor. Also, Pressley was...

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New Year’s Day Government Schedules Announced

December 31, 2013
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Local governments are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Stephens County government offices will close Wednesday in observance of New Year’s Day. Toccoa City Hall will also close Wednesday in observance of the holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Wednesday will...

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Drive Safely This New Year’s, Say Law Enforcement Officials

December 31, 2013
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With New Year’s celebrations possibly on tap for tonight, law enforcement is urging safety on the state’s highways. According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, the New Year’s holiday period begins tonight at 6 p.m. and ends New Year’s Day at midnight, a 30-hour long holiday period. Last year during the New Year’s...

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Hudgens Issues Fireworks Safety Reminder for New Year’s

December 31, 2013
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Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging parents to protect their children — and themselves — from the dangers of fireworks during this New Year’s holiday.  Hudgens said that while it is traditional to celebrate the coming of the New Year with fireworks, he urged the state’s citizens to enjoy them...

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Man Charged in Shooting of Deer Hunter in Hart Co.

December 31, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Hart County man is facing multiple charges in connection with a shooting incident while he allegedly hunted deer illegally. It happened Thursday evening on property off Elrod Ferry Road in Hart County. That is near U.S. Highway 29 North/Anderson Highway. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the...

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Year In Review 2013: Ground Broken on New Hwy. 17

December 31, 2013
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The end of another year is upon us, which means it is time to take a look at some of the top stories from the last 12 months in Toccoa and Stephens County. One of those top stories was the start of construction on a four-lane Highway 17 in Stephens County. The project will...

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Stephens Co. Day Use Area To Remain Open Pending Lease Agreement

December 30, 2013
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As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Stephens County continue hammering out a final lease agreement for the Stephens County Day Use Area, the park will remain open into 2014. The Corps said it will not close the park, located at the Georgia-South Carolina state line off Highway 123, on January 1 as...

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Toccoa Man Recognized for Downtown Volunteer Work

December 30, 2013
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The Georgia Downtown Association recognizes a local man as a top volunteer in the Northeast Georgia region. Recently, the organization named Toccoa’s Chuck Taylor as its District Two Volunteer of the Year for 2013. The Toccoa Main Street program nominated Taylor for the award. Main Street Director Connie Tabor said that Taylor helps the...

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