Bill Would Allow Election of Local School Superintendents

February 13, 2015

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson is one of the sponsors of a bill in the state Senate that would give counties in Georgia an option on how superintendents and school boards are chosen. Senate Bill 81 would allow counties to have voters elect their local school superintendents and have grand juries select people...

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NGTC Names New Police Chief

February 13, 2015

North Georgia Technical College has a new Chief of Campus Police. The school has announced that Stan Lovell has taken that position. Lovell has served as Chief Investigator for the Habersham County District Attorney since 1998, preparing cases for trials by state prosecutors. As he moves into the role of Police Chief in the...

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Toccoa Man Pleads Guilty In 2012 Murder

February 12, 2015

A man charged with malice murder in Stephens County has entered a guilty plea, avoiding a possible death penalty trial. 24-year-old Shannon Iceal Maxwell of Toccoa pleaded guilty Wednesday in Stephens County Superior Court to a host of charges. Those charges include felony murder, burglary, criminal attempt to commit a felony, two counts of...

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Stephens C&D Landfill Closer to Official Closure

February 12, 2015

Stephens County’s construction and demolition landfill is one step closer to complete closure. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously voted to sign the certificate of substantial completion for the landfill to send it off to the state’s Environmental Protection Division. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said this is a major step forward in the process of closing...

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Toccoa Hopes to Start Emory Johnson Park Improvements Soon

February 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa takes another step towards starting work on improvements at Emory Johnson Park. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution for the project. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city has a number of improvements planned for the park. “We want to demolish the existing picnic shelter and construct...

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City Buys Screen, Projector for Schaefer Center

February 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa continues improvements at the Schaefer Center downtown. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to purchase a screen and projector for the facility. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this will replace the previous policy of leasing the equipment when doing things like showing movies at the Schaefer Center. “We have been...

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