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Qualifying Underway in Stephens Co. Municipalities

September 1, 2015

A number of incumbents have filed for re-election for municipal elections in Toccoa and Martin. First in Toccoa, City Clerk Fredda Wheeler says that Terry Carter qualified to run for re-election to Post 1 of the City Commission and Gail Fry qualified to run for re-election to Post 4. No other candidates had qualified...

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Bell Named President of POAG

September 1, 2015

Comer Police Chief and Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell will lead a statewide law enforcement organization for the next year. Bell was named President of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia last week at the organization’s 115th conference in Savannah. He said it is a privilege and an honor to receive the confidence...

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City of Toccoa Looks to Expand Industrial Pre-Treament Program

September 1, 2015

The city of Toccoa is looking to expand its capacity to increase its industrial wastewater pre-treatment program. Last week, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved spending $14,000 to $17,000 in engineering fees to double the amount of industrial pre-treatment that the city is allowed. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that currently, the city’s Industrial...

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Stephens Co. July Unemployment Numbers Out

September 1, 2015

The latest county unemployment numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show a rising unemployment rate for Stephens County for the month of July. According to the Labor Department figures, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 7.0 percent for the month of July. That is up four-tenths of a percentage point from...

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SCHS Volleyball Update

September 1, 2015

The Stephens County High School Lady Indian volleyball team begins Region 8-AAAA play later today. Last week, the Lady Indians traveled to White County to participate in a tri-match with White County and Fannin County. The Lady Indians fell short to Fannin County in straight sets, 25-23 and 25-19, but bounced back against White...

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SCMS Softball Update

September 1, 2015

The Stephens County Middle School softball team returns home today. August 21, the Lady Rebels had their first home game against Franklin County and lost 7 to 1. Stephens County had four hits on the game and Aly Singletary and Allie Huff were pitchers. Then, the Lady Rebels played at Hart on Thursday and...

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Stephens Co. Farm Bureau Player of the Game

August 31, 2015
Stephens Co. Farm Bureau Player of the Game

Stephens County Farm Bureau is proud to sponsor the AM 630 WNEG Player of the Game for the 2015 SCHS Indian football season. Week 1 vs. Franklin County — Jermaine Barnett — Jermaine returned a fumble for a touchdown in the Indians’ 34-7 win over Franklin County at the Reservation on Friday.

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Municipal Qualifying Starts Today

August 31, 2015

Qualifying for municipal elections in Stephens County gets underway today. Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon will all hold qualifying this week. In Toccoa, candidates wishing to qualify for one of the three seats up for election this year should see Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler at Toccoa City Hall. Toccoa qualifying starts at 8:30 a.m....

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Mentoring Program Needs Volunteers in Stephens Co.

August 31, 2015

Family Connection of Stephens County is still looking for mentors from the community to help fill spots in its mentoring program in the Stephens County School System. Mentor Coordinator Nancy Ekback says that Family Connection is about halfway to its goal of 115 mentors for this school year. Ekback says they are looking for...

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Corps Opening Hunting Areas

August 31, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open a number of recreation areas for archery and small game hunting during the regular 2015-2016 Georgia hunting season. Among those is the Jenkins Ferry Recreation Area in Stephens County. The others are the Paynes Creek Recreation Area, Hartwell Dam Quarry Area, and New Prospect Recreation...

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