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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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Hwy. 17 Beam Setting Went Well Monday, Says DOT

April 2, 2014
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Hwy. 17 Beam Setting Went Well Monday, Says DOT

The first set of beams for the new Highway 17 bridge over Eastanollee Creek are in place after being set on Monday. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews completed all of the work that was planned for Monday without any major problems. “We set all six beams that we had planned...

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Police Blotter

April 2, 2014
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A Toccoa woman faces charges after a car accident late last month. The Toccoa Police Department stated that an officer responded to an accident during the afternoon of March 26 on Falls Road. The report stated that a female driver had run off the road while headed south on the northbound side of the...

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Single Finalist Named for Stephens Co. Superintendent Position

April 1, 2014
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The Stephens County Board of Education makes its choice. Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to name former Gilmer County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey as the single finalist for the position of Stephens County School Superintendent. All board members present approved Dorsey as the only finalist to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired...

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Dorsey Speaks on Being Named Superintendent Finalist

April 1, 2014
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For his part, the man named as the sole finalist for the Stephens County School Superintendent’s post said he is excited to receive that designation. Bryan Dorsey spoke with AM 630 News about his selection Monday. Dorsey said he feels this is a great opportunity. “It is certainly an honor to be designated,” said...

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Walnut Grove Blanks Indians in Region Baseball

April 1, 2014
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The Stephens County Indian baseball team lost its first Region 8-AAAA game of the season Monday at the Reservation, dropping a 6-0 decision to the Walnut Grove Warriors. Walnut Grove junior right-hander Chandler Hyman limited the Indians to just three hits, all singles, and struck out six, in picking up the win. Meanwhile, Josh...

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