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SCMS Basketball Update

December 12, 2013

The Stephens County Middle School boys’ basketball teams split with Hart County. The Rebel 7th and 8th grade boys played Hart County at home Tuesday. In the 7th grade boys’ game, Hart County broke open what was a tie game at the half to beat Stephens County 41-22. Ty Nails led the Rebels with...

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Accident Cleared on Toccoa By-pass

December 11, 2013

Everything is back to normal on the Toccoa By-pass after a two-vehicle accident earlier this afternoon. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the accident happened between 1 and 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. Shirley said it involved a pick-up truck and a truck from Toccoa Service Gas and...

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Stephens Co. To Ask Corps to Let It Run Stephens Co. Day Use Area

December 11, 2013

Stephens County will reach out to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the county taking over operations of the Stephens County Day Use Area and keep it open. WNEG News had reported back on November 8 that the Corps of Engineers would close the Stephens County Day Use Area at the Georgia/South Carolina...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrests

December 11, 2013

Recent drug investigations and operations by local authorities lead to multiple arrests. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the arrests all happened between last Wednesday and Friday in unrelated incidents. First on Friday, Shirley said Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents acted on information that a man was transporting methamphetamine from the Tower...

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Indian Basketball Splits with Rabun Co.

December 11, 2013

The Stephens County High School basketball teams pick up another non-region split. Tuesday night, Stephens County hosted Rabun County at the Currahee Arena. In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians trailed by double digits in the first half, but stormed back in the second half and won the game in overtime, 58-52. Lexie Cash...

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Lavonia Attorney Running for PSC

December 11, 2013

Lavonia attorney Doug Kidd is throwing his hat into the ring for the job of Georgia Public Service Commissioner for District 4. That district includes Stephens County and most of North Georgia.  Kidd announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination last week.  He is running against incumbent District 4 Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who...

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Stephens Co. To Take Over Bowers Private Drive

December 11, 2013

Stephens County will move towards taking over a private drive and adding it to the county road system. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously voted to spend money on initial maintenance on the first 1,000 feet of Bowers Road, currently a private drive, while also instructing staff to begin the steps for accepting that first 1,000...

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Toccoa Receives Clean Audit

December 10, 2013

The city of Toccoa receives good news on its Fiscal Year 2013 audit. Auditing firm Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta presented the city’s audit to commissioners during Monday’s meeting. Mauldin and Jenkins’ Joel Black provided commissioners with the audit. He said that the city’s overall audit report is a positive one. “Our opinion was...

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Banks Co. Investigating Case of Woman Glued to Toilet Seat

December 10, 2013

Authorities in Banks County continue to investigate an incident at a store in Commerce in which a woman was injured after being glued to a toilet. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a store on Tanger Boulevard back on November 27. When deputies arrived, they found that a woman had been...

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Lavonia Raising Water Rates

December 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Water customers in the City of Lavonia will soon see another rate hike. At its regular meeting last week, the Lavonia City Council voted to raise water rates to cover funding for several water system projects and upgrades. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman noted that the city last...

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