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Authorities Seek SUV in Connection With Toccoa Homicide

March 21, 2014

Authorities continue to seek the public’s help as part of the investigation into Tuesday’s homicide on Pageland Drive in Toccoa. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that they are now asking the public for information regarding a vehicle in connection to the case. “We are seeking information on a newer model Ford SUV that is...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Approves Employee Health Insurance Plan

March 21, 2014

Stephens County Hospital renews its employee benefit package for the year ahead. Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority approved the health insurance and other benefit plans for the hospital’s employees for the next 12 months. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said he is pleased with what the hospital was able to work out...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Innovative Thread Designs

March 21, 2014
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Innovative Thread Designs

The community celebrates a business moving into a storefront in Stephens County. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Innovative Thread Designs to celebrate its new location on Design Point. Kevin and Jennifer Hicks own Innovative Thread Designs. Kevin Hicks said they do custom embroidery on all kinds of...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

March 21, 2014

Jurors in Stephens County who were summoned to report on Monday, March 24th do not need to report next week. That is according to Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick. He said jury duty in Stephens County has been cancelled for all of next week.

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Royston City Manager Resigns

March 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston is losing its City Manager. City Manager Greg Scott submitted his resignation last week after seven years on the job. Scott said he is returning to the military where he will serve at an air base in Tampa, Florida. “I was offered a position...

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Ga. Insurance Commissioner Marks Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 21, 2014

National Flood Safety Awareness Week is this week and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to use the opportunity to remind Georgians that a flood policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners’ coverage. Flood coverage is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program. Hudgens said people can buy NFIP flood insurance...

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Company Proposes Solar Panels To Stephens Co. BOE

March 20, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is exploring a partnership with a company to place solar panels on the roof of Stephens County High School and possibly at other schools in the system. Tuesday, the school board heard from William Silva, the President and CEO of United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta. The company is...

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N.C. Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Franklin Co.

March 20, 2014
N.C. Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A North Carolina man wanted for the kidnap and rape of a 12-year old girl is on his way back there after he was arrested Sunday in Franklin County. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the suspect, identified as Kenneth Michael Outen Jr. of Montgomery County, North Carolina was...

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Kickball Tourney Fundraising Totals Coming In

March 20, 2014
Kickball Tourney Fundraising Totals Coming In

Some of the totals are in from this year’s second annual Stephens County High School Interact Club Kickball Tournament. The tournament took place last weekend at the Stephens County Recreation Department. Club Advisor Derek Demmler said that the club has raised just over $1,400 from the tournament. Money raised will go towards the Toccoa-Stephens...

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Friends of Library Presentation Tonight in Toccoa

March 20, 2014
Friends of Library Presentation Tonight in Toccoa

A northeast Georgia author will speak in Toccoa this evening. White County author Emory Jones will be at the Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa tonight at 7 p.m. speaking at an event presented by the Friends of the Toccoa-Stephens County Library. Jones has written several books about White County and northeast Georgia. His presentation...

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