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Stephens Co. Mobile Home Taxes Due May 1

April 14, 2014
Stephens Co. Mobile Home Taxes Due May 1

The deadline to pay Stephens County mobile home taxes is fast approaching. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks says the deadline to pay mobile home taxes is May 1. Hicks said that for those who do not pay, there is an immediate financial penalty. “Unlike property tax, a 10 percent penalty is applied the...

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Tugaloo Bend Open To Public

April 14, 2014
Tugaloo Bend Open To Public

Stephens County celebrates the opening of a local heritage site to the public. Friday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for the Tugaloo Bend Heritage Site. The site is operated by the Stephens County Foundation. Foundation Chair Joe Ferguson said the 87-acre site at Tugaloo Bend includes lots of things for...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

April 14, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners could approve a builder for the new Doyle Street Pool at their meeting later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, commissioners are expected to consider a motion to approve a company to build the new city pool and a...

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Three Dead in Hart/Franklin Co.

April 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Three people are dead after what investigators believe was the result of a domestic dispute. It happened Saturday night at Froh’s Restaurant on Rock Springs Road in Hart County. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland he received a call late Saturday night regarding at shooting at the...

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work

April 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be working on two northeast Georgia interstates this week. First, the DOT said a crew will be sealing cracks on Interstate 85 northbound in Franklin County this week. The work will require a lane closure. Weather permitting, crews will start at Exit 160 and work north. Crews are...

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Stephens Co. Commission Candidates Gather At Political Forum

April 11, 2014

Candidates for Stephens County Commission gather to talk about the issues in advance of next month’s primary election. Thursday, AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce hosted a political forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. The forum featured the candidates for Posts 1, 4, and 5 on the Stephens...

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Police Announce More Charges in Drug Investigation

April 11, 2014

Toccoa Police and the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team are announcing more charges filed in connection to Wednesday’s “Taking Back Toccoa” operation. Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that police and the N.C.I.S. Team have filed additional charges against one person and new charges against two other people. Jarrell says an additional charge of...

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Wilbros EPD Hearing Set for May 12

April 11, 2014

The Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings confirms that a hearing of Wilbros’ appeal of the administrative order issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division against the facility will start on May 12. A spokesman for the office says the hearing will take place from May 12 through May 14 in Atlanta. A judge...

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Stephens Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

April 11, 2014

An Easter tradition takes place once again this weekend in Stephens County. The 31st Annual Stephens County Community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday at the Rose Lane Ball fields. The hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. but the Stephens County Recreation Department says that participants should be there around 10:30 a.m. There will be...

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Local Student Heading to Washington

April 11, 2014
Local Student Heading to Washington

A Toccoa native and Habersham Central High School graduate is one of a group of University of Georgia students that will have a chance to serve as a Congressional Agricultural Fellow this summer in Washington, D.C. UGA Sophomore Michael L. Thompson of Toccoa will be working with 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins. Thompson...

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