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Chestatee Sweeps SCHS In Hoops

December 4, 2013

The Stephens County Indians and Lady Indians returned from Thanksgiving break with a pair of losses on the road at Chestatee on Tuesday night. In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians lost to the Lady War Eagles 52-40. Stephens County trailed by only six at the half, but Chestatee pulled away in the second...

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GHSA Releases New Regions

December 4, 2013

Proposed regions are out for the next two years in Georgia high school sports. Tuesday, the Georgia High School Association released proposed new regions for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. Stephens County will remain in Region 8-AAAA for another two years under the GHSA’s plan. Joining the Indians in Region 8-AAAA will be...

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Police Blotter

December 4, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a shooting incident that occurred last week in the Shorewood area of StephensCounty has been ruled as an accidental shooting. It occurred last Monday, November 25. Shirley said a woman suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen and was lifeflighted to Anderson Medical Center. At last...

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Toccoa Pursues Grant For Henderson Falls Park Improvements

December 3, 2013

The city of Toccoa is pursuing grant funding to make upgrades at Henderson Falls Park. Last week, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution authorizing submission of a pre-application for the grant. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this is federal grant funding available through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the rehabilitation...

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Fire At Carnesville Business

December 3, 2013
Fire At Carnesville Business

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The owners of an automotive parts company in Carnesville say they will rebuild after fire destroyed their plant Monday. It happened just after noon at Weaver Automotive on New Bethel Church Road off State Route 320 in Carnesville. Kent Rothwell is one of the co-owners of Weaver Automotive....

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Hosts Bowling Tournament

December 3, 2013

Stephens County’s Special Olympics hosts a bowling tournament for its local athletes. That tournament took place last month at the Rose Lanes Bowling Alley in Toccoa. Special Olympics Local Coordinator Kevin Phillips said the tournament went very well. “Everybody seemed to enjoy it,” said Phillips.  “It is something Special Olympics does for kids to...

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

December 3, 2013

With the winter season approaching, the American Red Cross is issuing a call for blood donations. Red Cross Spokesperson Kristin Stancil said that this is a time of the year when historically, the blood supply decreases, while demand remains the same. “During the winter months, starting in November and going to January, we see...

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Martin Christmas Lights on Display

December 3, 2013

The holiday season is in full swing and in Martin, that means it is time for an annual tradition.  The town has once again lined Highway 17 with a Christmas light display.  Martin Mayor Don Foster said that the display will remain up through the New Year.  The annual display can be seen at...

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14 Killed on Ga. Highways Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

December 2, 2013

The state’s Department of Public Safety said Monday that 14 people were killed on Georgia highways during the Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend. This year’s holiday travel period went from 6 p.m. on Wednesday through midnight Sunday. The final figure of 14 fatalities for this year is a drop from last year’s figure of 21...

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Progress Ongoing on Currahee Beautification Project

December 2, 2013

Progress is ongoing on the Currahee Beautification Project in Toccoa and Stephens County. Toccoa City Commissioner Terry Carter updated commissioners on progress within the city limits at last Monday’s city commission meeting. The Currahee Beautification Project is an effort underway to clean up properties along the Highway 123 Corridor, initially starting between the Toccoa...

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