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IRS Releases Initial Tax Season Statistics

February 25, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service is releasing some initial statistics from the current tax season. The IRS recently released 2014 tax filing season national statistics that show that 15 percent more refunds were already issued this year, compared to 2013 figures. Also, the IRS said the average federal refund totaled $3,211, which is an increase...

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Wilbros Hearing Underway This Morning

February 24, 2014

A hearing on a request from Stephens County and the other plaintiffs in a civil suit against the Wilbros facility asking a judge to shut the facility down is underway. It started this morning in Stephens County Superior Court. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a motion from the Plaintiffs for Contempt...

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Early Voting Starts Today in Stephens Co.

February 24, 2014

Voters can start casting ballots today in the special election to pick someone to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said early voting gets underway today downstairs in the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in downtown Toccoa. “It begins today at 8...

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Leap for Literacy Held Saturday

February 24, 2014

Stephens County takes the leap for literacy. The 8th annual Leap for Literacy took place Saturday at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. During the leap, jumpers raise money and then take the plunge into Lake Louise. Proceeds from the Leap for Literacy are split equally between the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation and...

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Park St. Bridge Public Hearing Next Month

February 24, 2014

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to re-visit the future of a city bridge at one of its meetings next month. Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor said that the city commission will discuss the Park Stree tBridge during its March 24 city commission meeting, including taking additional input during a public hearing. “We will...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

February 24, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet today for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Items on today’s meeting agenda include the awarding of a bid for the purchase of a bucket truck for the public works department, consideration of humane shelter funding, and a request...

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Banks Co. Woman Offering Reward in Livestock Shooting

February 24, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Banks County woman is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot one of her livestock. According to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, on February 15,  deputies responded to a residence in Baldwin regarding the land owner’s pet Alpaca. Deputies found...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

February 21, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors who received summons for Tuesday, February 25 do not need to report for the week. All cases have been settled.  

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Spill Cleaned Up Thursday on Hwy. 145 in Toccoa

February 21, 2014

Highway 145 is back to normal in the area of Rose   Lane after a spill Thursday night. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that police were called to the intersection of Highway 145 and Rose Lane just after 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Jarrell said a truck spilled a load of what appeared to be...

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Jury Finds For Rev. Ayers’ Widow in Federal Civil Suit

February 21, 2014

A jury has found in favor of the widow of the Lavonia pastor shot and killed in Toccoa back in 2009 in her federal civil suit. Thursday afternoon, a jury issued a verdict for Abigail Ayers in her wrongful death lawsuit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy Shane Harrison and...

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