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Wreck Kills Eastanollee Man

September 23, 2013

A one-car accident in Stephens County takes the life of an Eastanollee man. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 47-year-old Clay Lawrence Cheek died after the one-car accident Thursday afternoon on Georgia Highway 145 near Tom’s Creek Baptist Church. The Georgia State Patrol report indicated that just before 3 p.m.,...

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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work in Area This Week

September 23, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing a number of scheduled maintenance and road work activities in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, crews are scheduled to repair a slope along State Highway 17.  That project will likely require shoulder closures along the roadway. Meanwhile, DOT crews are also scheduled to...

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Opportunity House Closes in Lavonia

September 23, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Four years after it opened, Opportunity House, a day program for mentally challenged adults in Lavonia, has closed its doors. According to Opportunity House Board Chair Andrea Robinson, Opportunity House has been struggling financially for the past couple of years. She said the decision to close came after...

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Hwy. 123 Corridor Cleanup Talk of Thursday Meeting in Toccoa

September 20, 2013

Local government and business leaders from Toccoa and Stephens County gather to talk about the U.S. Highway 123/Currahee Street corridor. The meeting took place Thursday at the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane. Citizens’ Advisory Panel on Litter and Blight Chair Tim Hale said the goal of the meeting was to start discussions about...

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Indian Football Opens Region Play Tonight

September 20, 2013

The Stephens County Indian football team opens Region 8-AAAA play with a road trip tonight. Stephens County heads to Walnut Grove to take on the Warriors in the first region game for both teams. The Indians are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season last week, a 26-7 defeat at...

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SCHS Softball Into Region Tourney

September 20, 2013

The Stephens County Lady Indian softball team is into the region tournament. Stephens County came from behind and beat Monroe Area to clinch Thursday evening 9-8. Monroe Area jumped out to a 6-0 lead early. However, the Lady Indians scored six unanswered runs in the fifth inning with the help of a Lexie Cash...

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Savannah River Caucus Meeting Held in Hartwell

September 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A historic moment. That is how Wednesday’s Joint State Savannah River Basin Caucus Summit at Big Oaks Recreation Center in Hartwell is being described by Franklin and Hart County State Representative Alan Powell, whose Georgia Savannah River Caucus hosted the event. “This means a lot and to have...

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Wilbros Comes Up in Habersham Paper Over Odor Complaint There

September 20, 2013

A Habersham County newspaper article calls attention to a concern about odor in Habersham County that ties back to the owner of the Wilbros facility in Toccoa. An article in The Northeast Georgian newspaper out of Habersham County references odor complaints regarding application of material on a Habersham County farm belonging to the family...

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Officials Call GA 17 Groundbreaking “Big Moment” for Area

September 19, 2013
Officials Call GA 17 Groundbreaking “Big Moment” for Area

Local, regional, and state leaders officially break ground on the new Highway 17. “It is a big moment for Stephens County, but also for this northeast Georgia area,” said Stephens County Commissioner Dean Scarborough at Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the beginning of work to widen Georgia Highway 17 from the Stephens County-Franklin County...

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TPD Issues Warrants in Two Cases

September 19, 2013

Police in Toccoa said that they have obtained arrest warrants in two separate recent incidents. The first reported incident took place over the weekend. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that officers responded to the Emergency Room at Stephens County Hospital just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday in response to a report of a gunshot...

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