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Stephens BOE Hears More Opinion on Proposed EES Closing

April 14, 2015

A second public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School brings out more opposed to and concerned about the plan. Monday, a few dozen people attended the second of two scheduled public hearings on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County...

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Morse Gets Contract Extension

April 14, 2015

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse receives a contract extension. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted unanimously to extend Morse’s employment agreement with the city for another two years through October 1, 2017. Mayor Terry Carter said that he and the commission appreciate the fine work that Morse has done since returning to the city manager’s...

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SCHS Soccer “Pink Game” Tonight for Cancer Awareness

April 14, 2015

The Stephens County High School soccer teams are looking to help kick cancer with a special event tonight. Both the Lady Indian and the Indian soccer teams will wear pink jerseys during their games at the Reservation tonight against Region 8-AAAA opponent White County. It is the annual “Pink Game” to promote cancer awareness....

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

April 14, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are slated to possibly again discuss convenience site recyclables at their meeting later today. The Stephens County Commission is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Listed on today’s agenda is “Discussion of Convenience Site Recyclables.” Last month,...

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Banks Co. Wreck Kills One

April 13, 2015

An area man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Banks County over the weekend. The Georgia State Patrol reported that the accident occurred around 7:24 a.m. on Sunday on Georgia Highway 63 in Banks County. According to the GSP report, a 2011 Infiniti driven by 41-year-old Mark Joseph Akin of the Red Hill...

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Second EES Public Hearing Set for Tonight

April 13, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold the second public hearing on the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School tonight. That hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Stephens County High School. It is the final of the two scheduled public hearings...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

April 13, 2015

The Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider the extension of the employment agreement for Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse at their meeting later today. City commissioners meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting. On the agenda, the commission is expected to consider extending Morse’s current employment agreement...

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Income Tax Deadline Approaching

April 13, 2015

Time is running out to file those income taxes. Wednesday, April 15 is the deadline to file. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said the agency expected a busy weekend as they were still waiting on an estimated 1 million or so tax returns in Georgia alone as of late last week. Green said...

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Toccoa Raceway Welcomes New Owners With Ribbon Cutting

April 13, 2015
Toccoa Raceway Welcomes New Owners With Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa Raceway marks a new era in ownership. Saturday night, the race track on Big A Road held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new owners, Mike and Jackie Davidson Owner Mike Davidson said they want to provide a fun and safe atmosphere for people to enjoy racing. “We...

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Lavonia City Councilman Canady Passes Away

April 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Lavonia City offices will be closed Monday morning as city officials and staff attend the funeral of Lavonia City Councilman Don Canady. Canady passed away early Saturday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Canady had served as Lavonia City Councilman for some 12 years, according...

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