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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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Franklin Co. Reports First Rabies Case of Year

April 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Environmental Health Director has confirmed that county’s first rabies case of the year. Now, Louis Korff is warning people to stay away from wild animals, especially if they look sick or injured. On Wednesday morning, Korff said he was contacted by a woman who had just...

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Arrest Warrants Issued In Drug Investigation in Toccoa

April 10, 2014
Arrest Warrants Issued In Drug Investigation in Toccoa

A number of people face drug charges after law enforcement officers visited several hotels in Toccoa Wednesday. The Toccoa Police Department and Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, with assistance from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, began serving several arrest warrants against the individuals Wednesday in an...

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Stephens Co. Commission Candidate Forum Tonight

April 10, 2014

Voters in Stephens County will have a chance to hear from the candidates for Stephens County Commission later today. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a candidate forum today at 5:30 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Today’s forum will feature the candidates for Posts 1,...

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Former Franklin Co. Insurance Agent Arrested for Insurance Fraud

April 10, 2014

A former Franklin County insurance agent faces insurance fraud and other charges after a state investigation. Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced the arrest of 34-year-old James Travis Williams on Tuesday. Williams is the former owner and operator of Tri-County Insurance Agency in Royston. Hudgens’ office says Williams was charged with 15 counts of...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. One of “Four for the Future”

April 10, 2014

Toccoa and Stephens County are receiving recognition for the “Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow” program. Earlier this week, the city and county were recognized by Georgia Trend magazine and the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach division with a “Four for the Future” award. Georgia Trend magazine says the award is designed to recognize communities...

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Hearing for Wilbros EPD Order Appeal Could Be In May

April 10, 2014

Reports indicate a hearing on the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administrative order to shut down the Wilbros facility in Stephens County could happen next month. The hearing for a judge to hear Wilbros’ appeal of that order is reportedly scheduled for the week of May 12th, but no exact date has been set yet....

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Stephens Co. Kindergarten Registration Starts Today

April 10, 2014

Kindergarten registration is underway starting today in Stephens County. The Stephens County School System is holding Kindergarten registration today from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for Kindergarten will take place at each of the county’s elementary schools. Children must be five years old on or before...

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