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DOT Announces Slight Traffic Shift on Hwy. 328 Starting Tuesday

July 27, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing a traffic pattern shift on a southern Stephens County highway as the State Route 17 widening project continues. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that this week, crews will shift traffic on to temporary asphalt on State Route 328 at its intersection with the new State Route...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

July 27, 2015

It appears to be a light agenda for the Toccoa City Commission when it meets for its second meeting of the month of July later today. There is only one item on the agenda under “new business” for the city commission to consider. That is a request to abandon a portion of East Savannah...

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Baldwin Fire Chief Struck By Vehicle Over Weekend

July 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Baldwin Fire Chief Joe Roy is expected to recover from injuries he received over the weekend during a fundraiser. It happened Saturday morning at the intersection of Georgia Highway 384/ Duncan Bridge Road at Mud Creek Road near Baldwin in Habersham County, according to Georgia State Patrol Toccoa...

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Back to School Bash Saturday

July 27, 2015

The start of a new school year is just weeks away in Stephens County, which means it is time to start getting ready to go back. To help get ready to go back, a local church and some other area organizations and businesses are teaming up for what has become an annual event. This...

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Ga. Division of Aging Services Confirms Data Breach

July 27, 2015

Georgia’s Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services said it has notified about 3,000 clients in the Community Care Services Program of an unauthorized disclosure of their protected health information. Department of Human Services officials said that the department has identified the root cause of the issue and resolved it. According to officials,...

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TenCate Donates to NGTC Foundation

July 27, 2015
TenCate Donates to NGTC Foundation

A northeast Georgia industry is providing scholarship money to North Georgia Technical College. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation announced that it had received a donation from TenCate Geosynthetics. The foundation said that the funds will be used for scholarships for students with documented financial need who are enrolled in the Industrial Systems...

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SCDA Provides Updates on NIFCO, Sark

July 24, 2015

Progress continues for two industries in the process of moving into Stephens County. First, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved a temporary lease agreement with NIFCO KTW at a called meeting Thursday. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that this agreement will help in the construction of the NIFCO KTW...

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Toccoa Planning Commission Meets

July 24, 2015

The Toccoa Planning Commission elects officers for the year ahead. At its meeting on Thursday, the Planning Commission unanimously elected member Kinloch Dunlap to serve as Chair of the Planning Commission. Dunlap had been serving as the Planning Commission’s Vice-Chair. Meanwhile, the Planning Commission’s previous Chair, Don Pruitt, was unanimously elected by the board...

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GSP Releases Information on Wednesday Accident

July 24, 2015

The Georgia State Patrol has released more information on a wreck Wednesday in Stephens County. It occurred at about 4:50 p.m. on Georgia Highway 106, around Race Track Road. According to the GSP, a 2002 Nissan Maxima was traveling north on Highway 106 negotiating a curve. Troopers said it was then when the Maxima...

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June Unemployment Numbers Released for Stephens Co.

July 24, 2015

The latest unemployment figures for Stephens County show a fairly steady unemployment rate, but a drop in the number of employed and the total labor force in June. According to state Labor Department numbers released this week, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.6 percent in the month of June. That is...

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