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Toys for Tots Pick-up Deadline Approaching

December 22, 2014

Time is running out for those picking up toys through Toys for Tots to do so. Local Toys for Tots Coordinator Don Alexander said Tuesday is the last day. “Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, they can pick up the toys at the warehouse and they know where that is,” said Alexander. Anyone with...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Approves Pair of Purchases

December 22, 2014

The Stephens County Hospital Authority wraps up its calendar year by making a couple of purchases. Last Monday, the Authority met for its monthly meeting and approved the purchase of two items. First, the Authority approved the purchase of a new cardiac monitoring system for the hospital. Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said...

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Ga. DOT Getting Ready for Christmas Traffic

December 22, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting the state’s roads ready for what is expected to be a busy couple of weeks starting with Christmas this week. From 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Sunday, the Georgia DOT says it will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes throughout Georgia. That...

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IRS Offers Tax Tips on Giving to Charity

December 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The 2014 tax year is almost over and that means tax filing season is just around the corner. With that in mind, Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green is offering some year-end tax tips for people to consider, especially when it comes to holiday charitable giving. “This is...

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Stephens Co. Swept at Habersham In Hoops Action

December 22, 2014

The Stephens County Indians come up just short in a bid for five in a row. DeAndre Singleton missed a three-pointer at the buzzer as the Habersham Central Raiders came from behind in the fourth quarter to edge Stephens County 55-52 Saturday night in Mt. Airy. Chris Jones had a season-high 23 points to...

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Clarkesville Resident Appointed to State Board

December 22, 2014

A Clarkesville resident will serve on the state Real Estate Appraisers Board. Governor Nathan Deal recently announced that Jeanmarie Holmes of Clarkesville was appointed to that board. Holmes is the co-owner of Land and More, Inc. a real estate and appraisal firm. She also currently serves as a board member of the Soque River...

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NGTC Students Build Bridges Made of Pasta For Final Project

December 22, 2014

Engineering technology students at North Georgia Technical College wrapped up their semester with an unusual project. For their end-of-semester project, the students had to design and create a bridge made of spaghetti, Divided into four teams, each group had to present not only the completed bridge, but the project charter and design specifications as...

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Stephens Co. Gets CCRPI Scores

December 19, 2014

The Stephens County school system receives its CCRPI scores for 2014. State education officials recently released the numbers and local school officials reviewed the numbers with the Board of Education Tuesday. CCRPI stands for College and Career Ready Performance Index. It is Georgia’s statewide accountability system that was implemented in 2012 to replace the...

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Jarrell Urges Caution on Roads for Christmas

December 19, 2014

Local law enforcement agencies are urging safety as drivers hit the roadways this holiday season. Both the Toccoa Police Department and Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will be out on the roadways, watching out for aggressive drivers and also those who are drinking and driving. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that people going to...

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Collins Announces Office Locations, Committee Assignments

December 19, 2014

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins says he will have new office locations starting with the new Congress in January. Collins said his Gainesville office will be located at 210 Washington Street, NW Suite 202, Gainesville, GA. For constituents visiting Washington, DC, Congressman Collins said his office will be located in 1504 Longworth House...

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