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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Tomorrow Hears From SCHS Students

April 3, 2014
Toccoa-Stephens Co. Tomorrow Hears From SCHS Students

A group looking at the future of Toccoa and Stephens County meets with the future. More than 200 juniors and seniors at Stephens County High School met with the Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow organization last month at the high school to provide the effort with their thoughts and input on the community. “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow”...

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Man Arrested in Tuesday Search Identified

April 3, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man arrested after a search in Stephens County Tuesday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the man authorities arrested on Tuesday was 36-year-old Justin Hixson of East Silver Shoals Road. The sheriff said it started Tuesday when a Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted Hixson driving while patrolling...

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Habersham Residents Reportedly Complaining of Odor Connected to Wilbros’ Owner

April 3, 2014

The owner of the Wilbros facility already at the center of an odor controversy in Stephens County is reportedly causing a stink again in Habersham County. The Northeast Georgian newspaper reported that residents in the Alec Mountain Road area near Clarkesville are complaining of odor that is caused by soil amendments being applied to...

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NGTC Announces State SkillsUSA Winners, Participants

April 3, 2014
NGTC Announces State SkillsUSA Winners, Participants

Five North Georgia Technical College students will participate in the National SkillsUSA competition later this year after winning at the state level. Those five, who won their competitions at the state SkillsUSA competition in March, are Patrick Bell of Cornelia in CNC Milling Technology, Adreona Howard of Toccoa in Criminal Justice, Jacob Hester of...

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Deadline Approaching To Claim 2010 Unclaimed Tax Refunds

April 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Refunds totaling over $28 million may be waiting for an estimated 23,000 taxpayers in Georgia, who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010. However, to collect the money, a return for 2010 must be filed with the IRS no later than April 15 this year...

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Census Bureau Releases 2013 Population Estimates

April 2, 2014

Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show a decline in population in Stephens County in 2013 when compared to 2012. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Stephens County’s population as of July 1, 2013 at 25,683. That Census Bureau estimate shows that Stephens County has lost 137 people since the 2012 population estimate and 492...

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Watch Out For Scams, Says IRS

April 2, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a reminder to people to watch out for tax scams as the April 15th tax filing deadline approaches. AM 630 WNEG has received reports of a person in the area receiving a phone call from someone saying that they are from the government and telling the person that...

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Stephens Co. Continues To Organize Planning Commission

April 2, 2014

With a land use ordinance in place, Stephens County is now organizing the planning commission that will help administer that new ordinance for the county. At their March 11 meeting, Stephens County Commissioners appointed the initial five people that will serve on the county’s planning commission. Then back on March 25, county commissioners voted...

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Hwy. 17 Beam Setting Went Well Monday, Says DOT

April 2, 2014
Hwy. 17 Beam Setting Went Well Monday, Says DOT

The first set of beams for the new Highway 17 bridge over Eastanollee Creek are in place after being set on Monday. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews completed all of the work that was planned for Monday without any major problems. “We set all six beams that we had planned...

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Police Blotter

April 2, 2014

A Toccoa woman faces charges after a car accident late last month. The Toccoa Police Department stated that an officer responded to an accident during the afternoon of March 26 on Falls Road. The report stated that a female driver had run off the road while headed south on the northbound side of the...

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