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Ga. Gains Jobs in October

November 27, 2014

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia moved up to fifth in the nation and second in the Southeast in over-the-year job creation in October, compared to sixth and third respectively in September. That is according to state rankings released recently by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to...

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“Mooseltoe” Coming to Toccoa

November 27, 2014

The Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa will host a special holiday play coming up next week. Main Street Toccoa and the Currahee Arts Council’s Performing Arts Series are hosting the show “Mooseltoe: A New Moosical” to the Schaefer Center on Tuesday, December 2. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said they are looking forward...

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Franklin Co. BOE Selects IE Squared Plan

November 27, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia When students start class in the fall of 2015 in Franklin County, there will be a new flexibility program in place. At their meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County School Board voted to go with the IE2 school plan. About two years ago, the State Board of...

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Mountain Ed Center Thanks Community Supporters

November 27, 2014

Mountain Education Charter High School takes time to thank the community. The charter high school in Toccoa held a community support reception at the school last week. Cindy Matthews is a graduation coach and teacher at the school. She said they just wanted to show those who have supported the school over the past...

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SCHS Cat Case Makes Way to County Commission Meeting

November 26, 2014

The teacher at the center of the Stephens County High School cat castration controversy receives a show of support from a number of residents at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. The residents spoke to county commissioners during the public comment portion of the meeting about the case involving Stephens County High School teacher Daniel...

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Arrest Made in String of Burglaries

November 26, 2014

A Toccoa man faces a host of charges in connection to multiple alleged burglaries around Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office arrested 28-year-old Joshua Cole Harrison of Sunset Road in Toccoa last week. Shirley said Harrison is responsible for at least 13 residential burglaries in Stephens County. “He would remove...

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DOT, Law Enforcement Ready for Holiday Weekend

November 26, 2014

Local and state officials are getting ready for a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Lots of drivers are expected to hit the road and Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is doing what it can to make travel as smooth as possible. “Beginning (this) morning and lasting all the way...

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City, County Government Schedule Announced

November 26, 2014

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices have announced their schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday. Both are closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Monday. Routes for garbage and recycling scheduled...

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Toccoa Police Receive Counterfeit $$ Reports

November 25, 2014

The Toccoa Police Department is asking area businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money this holiday season. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the police department has recently seen an uptick in the number of reports of the use or attempted use of counterfeit money. “The police department has been receiving...

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Toccoa Commission Hears Third Golf Course Proposal

November 25, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners hear one final proposal regarding operations of the city-owned Pines golf course. Monday, the city commission met with David Shirley during a work session to talk about the nine-hole course off of Black Mountain Road, which has been closed since late August when the previous operator announced he could no longer...

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