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Chamber Issues Scam Warning

April 4, 2014
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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is issuing a scam warning alert to its members. In an e-mail sent out on Thursday, the Chamber said it has received reports of some of its members receiving calls from an unrecognizable number saying they represent the Chamber and are calling to update account records. The Chamber...

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Police Blotter

April 4, 2014
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested two people for allegedly stealing from an Eastanollee location. A report on file said that a deputy responded to an Eastanollee business location on Tuesday, where the complainant says she caught two people behind a barn taking items from the business. The report said the...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. Tomorrow Hears From SCHS Students

April 3, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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