Stephens Co. Schools Set Make-up Days

The Stephens County school system officially sets make-up days to recover the time lost out of school this week due to winter weather. Thursday, the Board voted unanimously to make up the four days of school lost this week on March 16, March 17, April 1, and April 2. March 16 and 17 are days listed on the calendar as […]

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BOE Reduces 4-H Funding

The Stephens County Board of Education votes to reduce its level of funding for the Stephens County 4-H program. Thursday, the Board voted 4-3 to reduce the level of funding for the 4-H program and staff from just under $20,000 a year to about $6,000 a year. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey had recommended to the board to give […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves TAN Bid

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a bid for Tax Anticipation Notes. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved unanimously a bid from South State Bank for $7 million in Tax Anticipation Notes. School officials said the interest rate on the TAN’s, as they are called, is less than one percent. The TAN’s are used to fund school […]

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Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

Toccoa celebrates Arbor Day. The city held its annual Arbor Day program on Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. This year’s guest speaker was Tim Womick, who gave his presentation called “Trail of Trees.” Womick travels around the country talking about trees after having been inspired to do so after a visit to the Joyce Kilmer National Forest. […]

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New Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign Announced

A new clean-up campaign will look to revamp what used to be an annual Fall tradition by moving it to the Spring. This spring Hartwell Lake will host the annual cleanup initiative, called “Clean Up Green Up,” between April 18 and April 25, in conjunction with Earth Day. The clean-up previously was typically held in conjunction with National Public Lands […]

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Weather Related Announcements

MAJOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Stephens County Schools — CLOSED TODAY Habersham County Schools — CLOSED TODAY; All staff report at 10 a.m.   OTHER SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES Currahee Academy — OPEN TODAY   OTHER ACTIVITIES Stephens Co. H.S. Varsity Soccer Games — CANCELLED Stephens Co. h.S. Varsity Baseball Game — CANCELLED VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Cold Air Remains In NE Ga.

Stephens County and northeast Georgia are waking up to bitter cold and wind this morning. A wind chill advisory remains in effect for the region until 1 p.m. today. According to forecasters with the National Weather Service, temperatures in the teens and 20s later today will combine with northwest winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour and gusts up […]

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Toccoa To Hold Arbor Day Program

Despite the bitter cold temperatures and wind outside, the city of Toccoa is thinking Spring today. The city of Toccoa will continue on and hold its annual Arbor Day ceremony today at 1 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says the program is free to attend and she encourages parents and […]

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