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Two Airlifted; More Injured After Sunday Accident

March 30, 2015
Two Airlifted; More Injured After Sunday Accident

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that two people were airlifted after an accident on the Toccoa By-pass Sunday. The accident happened around noon on Sunday at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. It involved a truck as well as a van from Martin Baptist Church. Shirley said that one person was airlifted...

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Stephens Schools Finance Director Submits Resignation Letter

March 30, 2015

As it continues to deal with its ongoing financial crisis, the Stephens County school system appears to be on the search for a new finance director yet again. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that Angel Terry submitted a letter of resignation last week from the Finance Director position. “She had an opportunity...

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First EES Public Hearing Taking Place Tonight

March 30, 2015

The first public hearing regarding the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School is set for tonight (Mar. 30). Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that tonight’s public hearing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. “We will start with calling the...

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Long Signs With Shorter

March 30, 2015
Long Signs With Shorter

A Stephens County High School two-sport athlete will continue his athletic career at the next level. Mason Long signed to play both baseball and football at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia last week. Shorter University plays at the NCAA Division II level in the Gulf South Conference, playing alongside schools like Valdosta State and...

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SCHS Boys Soccer Wins Tri-County Invitational

March 30, 2015
SCHS Boys Soccer Wins Tri-County Invitational

The Stephens County High School boys’ soccer team defeats a pair of local rivals to win the first Tri-County Invitational boys’ soccer tourney. The three-team, round-robin tournament involving Stephens, Franklin, and Hart County High Schools took place Saturday at the Reservation. Stephens County defeated both Franklin and Hart to take the tourney title. First,...

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North Hall Stops Indian Winning Streak at 3

March 30, 2015

A big fourth inning pushes North Hall past Stephens County in Region 8-AAAA baseball. The Trojans batted around in the fourth inning and scored six runs on their way to a 12-2 win over the Indians Friday night at the Reservation. Stephens County started the game off in good shape as Evan Rumsey gave...

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Corps Opening Hartwell Lake Campgrounds April 1

March 30, 2015

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will open a number of campgrounds and day use areas on Lake Hartwell on April 1 for the 2015 recreation season. Those include Crescent Group Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Twin Lakes Campground in...

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Toccoa Looks At Local Preferred Vendor Ordinance Proposal

March 27, 2015

The city of Toccoa is considering an ordinance to help local bidders in the bidding process. Monday at their work session, Toccoa City Commissioners discussed an ordinance that would give preference in certain cases to local vendors who submit bids on projects or equipment. The proposed rule would give the city commission permission to...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Out for February

March 27, 2015

Unemployment figures for the month of February show very little change in Stephens County from January. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in February of 7.1 percent. That is slightly up from January’s revised rate of 7.0 percent, but down from...

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Charges Dropped Against SCHS Teacher Charged in Cat Controversy

March 27, 2015

All charges are being dropped against the teacher at the center of last Fall’s controversy around procedures performed on two cats in a Stephens County High School class. That is according to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, who says that other agencies, including the state, said they would not investigate the matter....

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