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2014 Election Season Gearing Up

April 7, 2014

Stephens County’s 2014 election season is gearing up to get started. The primary election is coming up on May 20. That primary will include a number of contested local races like Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education, along with other area races of note like State House and U.S. House. State...

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Indian Baseball Game Postponed

April 7, 2014

Today’s rain has postponed the Stephens County Indian baseball game scheduled for today at the Reservation. Stephens County High School says today’s scheduled game between the Indians and the Chestatee War Eagles has been moved to Tuesday. First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 5:55 p.m. at the Reservation. Air time Tuesday is set for...

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NE Ga. CASA Wins Award

April 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An area non-profit group that speaks for children in Northeast Georgia, is a special honor. Recently, the Northeast Georgia CASA Program was awarded the 2014 Established Program Award of Excellence at the Georgia CASA State Conference. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Melissa Mitchell is the Executive...

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County Health Rankings Released

April 7, 2014

A recently released study ranks Georgia counties on how healthy they are based on a number of different factors. The study, released last month, ranks Stephens County as 83rd of 159 counties in Georgia in a ranking of the healthiest counties in the state. The annual County Health Rankings were put together and released...

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Ga. DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance

April 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing routine maintenance this week for Stephens and surrounding counties. Work will take place weather permitting today through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In Stephens County, a crew will replace damaged overhead signs on State Route 17. A lane closure is required as this work occurs....

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USFS Recreation Sites Reopening

April 7, 2014

Recreation sites across the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests are re-opening to visitors after being closed for the winter. The Forest Service said managers anticipate a busy season as the majority of recreation sites have reopened. Officials also noted that visitors may notice improvements to many sites thanks to the work of volunteers and...

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Indians Score 11 in 4th, Beat War Eagles In Five Innings

April 4, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team uses another big inning to pull away and pick up another region win. Friday, the Indians scored 11 runs in the top of the fourth to break open a 4-4 tie and defeat Chestatee 15-4 in five innings on the road. Stephens County sent 15 men to the...

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 4, 2014

A local organization is working to call attention to the problem of child abuse this month. The Northeast Georgia CASA program is reminding people that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. The Northeast Georgia program serves eight counties, including Stephens County. Pat McCollum is a Northeast...

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Main Street Gearing Up for Taste of Toccoa

April 4, 2014

Toccoa Man Street is starting to gear up for another busy Spring and Summer. The first big Main Street event in downtown Toccoa is coming up later this month. The annual “A Taste of Toccoa” is coming up on Thursday, April 24. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s “Taste” will run...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Downtown Toccoa Thrift Store

April 4, 2014
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Downtown Toccoa Thrift Store

A new business opens up in Toccoa’s downtown area. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mamatokiabri’s in downtown Toccoa. Mamatokiabri’s owners are Brian and Jennifer Eisweirth. Brian Eisweirth said they have lots of different items for purchase. “We have nice prices, some trinkets, some treasures, some antiques,” said...

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