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Stephens Co. Unemployment Up in June

July 29, 2013

The preliminary June unemployment numbers show a rise in the unemployment rate for StephensCounty. According to the figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, StephensCounty had a preliminary unemployment rate of 8.8 percent in June. That marks a seven-tenth of a percentage point jump from the revised May rate of 8.1...

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Business Expansion Coming to NE Ga.

July 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Michigan company is moving its operations to northeast Georgia. Recently, Field Service Engineering, or FSE, announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters from Oakland County, Michigan to HartCounty in the GatewayIndustrial   Park near Interstate 85. Field Service Engineering also plans to invest $5 million in...

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Little League Update

July 29, 2013

The run comes to an end for the Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League Softball All-Stars. Toccoa lost 3-0 to Virginia state champion, McLean, Virginia on Sunday in the semi-finals of the Southeast Regional Tournament in Warner   Robins, Georgia. The Toccoa All-Stars made the semi-finals after defeating the Florida state champion, Keystone Little...

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Police Blotter

July 29, 2013

Authorities in Stephens County say a HabershamCounty woman was recently arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to a report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a Gumlog Road location on July 19 in reference to a suspicious person. Following an investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said 24-year-old...

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Ga. Chamber President Visits Stephens County

July 26, 2013

The President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce speaks to local leaders at a lunch meeting in StephensCounty. Chris Clark met with local business and political leaders from Stephens and surrounding counties at the Currahee Club Thursday as part of the Georgia Chamber’s “Regional Power Lunch” series that has taken place across...

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Work To Lower Lake Hartwell to 660 Continues

July 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing its efforts to get LakeHartwell back down to full pool. As of Thursday, Hartwell’s elevation had dropped to 662.6 feet, still about two and a half feet above the full pool level of 660 feet. According to Corps Spokesman Billy...

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Final Ida Cox Music Series Show Saturday

July 26, 2013

Toccoa Main Street will wrap up its 2nd annual Ida Cox Music Series with one final show this weekend. The free outdoor concerts have taken place throughout June and July in downtown Toccoa. According to Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby, this year’s series has been quite successful. Crosby said they have been...

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Little League Update

July 26, 2013

The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League softball All-Stars start off the Southeast Regional Tournament with a win. Toccoa defeated Irmo, South   Carolina 6-0 in their opening game of the tournament Thursday afternoon in Warner Robins, Georgia. The Toccoa All-Stars got off to a good start with four runs in the first inning...

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Blood Connection CEO Retiring

July 26, 2013

The leader of a blood bank that collects blood in Stephens and surrounding counties throughout the region will retire at the end of the year. Blood Connection President and CEO Greg Hart announced recently that he will retire after more than 15 years leading the organization. The Blood Connection recruits donors and collects blood...

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Stephens Co. Approves SPLOST VI Agreement; Avalon Included

July 25, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners officially set the SPLOST VI vote for this November. County commissioners unanimously approved both the SPLOST VI resolution and the SPLOST VI intergovernmental agreement with the cities of Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon at their meeting on Tuesday. The final intergovernmental agreement does include Avalon, which means that the town located next...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 10, 2014Stephens County Special Olympics! Chicken Sale!!
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