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May 26 Now School Make-up Day in Stephens Co.

February 17, 2014

The Stephens County School System is setting a second make-up day to recoup time lost to winter weather. School is already scheduled today as the system’s first make-up day. Now, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that students will also be in class on Monday, May 26. “That will make up two of...

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Ayers Civil Trial Continues Tuesday

February 17, 2014

The civil trial taking place in connection to the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is scheduled to resume tomorrow. That’s according to the U.S. District Court Office in Gainesville. The trial only took place on Monday last week due to the winter storm that moved through north Georgia. Opening...

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Franklin Co. Concerned About Jail Expansion Cost

February 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners are balking at the proposed cost of expanding the Franklin County Detention Center. At its regular meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County Commission heard from architect Tom Wright of Wright, Mitchell & Associates. He said even with some trimming of the design, the total...

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S. Carolina Quake Felt in Stephens Co., Surrounding Area

February 15, 2014

An earthquake in South Carolina makes its presence felt in Stephens County. There are numerous reports of people in Stephens County feeling a 4.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred Friday night. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Edgefield, South Carolina. That is not far from Augusta, Georgia. The quake was reportedly felt throughout north...

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Indian Boys Fall in Region Hoops Quarterfinals

February 15, 2014

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball season comes to a close. Stephens County lost in the boys Region 8-AAAA quarterfinals to Johnson on Saturday 77-44. Stephens County trailed by six after one quarter and by 11 at the half. But in the third quarter, Johnson outscored the Indians 28-4 to put the game out...

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Snow Photos

February 14, 2014

Photos from the snowstorm in Stephens County from February 11 to February 13, 2014.

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City To Put Pool Project Out to Bid

February 14, 2014

The city of Toccoa is putting the renovations at the Doyle Street Pool out to bid. City commissioners unanimously approved a construction schedule of activities at its meeting on Monday. Under that schedule, the pool and pool building will go out to bid this month, with bids being opened next month. In the meantime,...

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Watch Out for Black Ice This Morning, Officials Say

February 14, 2014

The main concern on the roads in Stephens County and northeast Georgia this morning is black ice. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that refreezing has occurred in areas overnight, which means black ice in spots. The DOT said bridges are most likely to suffer from black ice. Black ice this morning is also...

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Important Tax Deadline Today in Stephens Co.

February 14, 2014

Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said this week anyone who has not paid their 2013 property taxes in full needs to do so by the end of the day today or face penalties. Hicks said that after the close of business today, 2013 property taxes will be more than 90 days late. She said...

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Region 8-AAAA Basketball Tourney Resuming Saturday

February 14, 2014

Region 8-AAAA has pushed back continuation of its basketball tournament until Saturday. After first scheduling games for today, the region has now announced that the tournament will resume Saturday at Lanier High School. Saturday, Lanier will host all four boys’ quarterfinal games beginning at 1 p.m. The Stephens County Indian boys are scheduled to...

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