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Low Income Heating Assistance Applications Start Friday

October 29, 2013

The 2014 Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program will start taking applications this week. According to Ninth District Opportunity, the elderly and homebound may begin applying for assistance with their home heating bills this Friday, November 1. Local Ninth District Opportunity Community Resource Coordinator Stormi Darnell said that any elderly and homebound needing assistance should...

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SCHS Cross Country Prepares for Region Meet

October 29, 2013

Stephens County High School’s cross-country teams are preparing for their region meet. The Region 8-AAAA meet is set for Wednesday at Williams Mill Park in Flowery Branch. Stephens County will be represented in both the boys’ and girls’ races. Boys’ Cross Country Coach Bill Mallelieu said they have gotten better at each meet throughout...

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Reported Structure Fire on County Farm Road Extension

October 28, 2013

Multiple Stephens County fire stations responded to a reported structure fire earlier today. Crews were called to a location on County Farm Road Extension, just off of Scenic Drive, a little after 1 p.m. today for what reports indicated was a fully engulfed structure fire. Reports indicate that three fire stations were all paged...

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

October 28, 2013

The topic of what to do with the Doyle Street Community Center is expected to come before Toccoa City Commissioners at a meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today in the city commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. The Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA used to operate programs out of...

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SPLOST VI Town Hall Meeting Today

October 28, 2013

A meeting later today will detail the proposed SPLOST VI to the public. A town hall meeting is taking place today at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. A group called the “Stephens County Friends of SPLOST VI” Committee is presenting the town hall meeting today. According to an...

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Combat Team Known as ‘Currahees’ Coming Home for Last Time, Says Report

October 28, 2013

Media reports indicate that the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Currahees” that trace their lineage to Toccoa and the “Band of Brothers” is being decommissioned earlier than first planned. According to an Associated Press report, 140 soldiers from the “Currahees” returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky from their final deployment...

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Indians Fall to Lanier in Region 8-AAAA Football

October 28, 2013

A strong second half from the Lanier Longhorns sends the Stephens County Indians home with a loss in Region 8-AAAA football. Stephens County led 14-10 at the half, but Lanier scored 21 second-half points to pull away and beat the Indians 31-14 Friday night in Sugar Hill. Indians’ Head Coach Travis Noland said that...

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Hartwell Passes New Alcohol Ordinance

October 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Hartwell has passed a new alcohol ordinance that some local leaders hope will bring more businesses, and revenue to the downtown area. At their regular meeting recently, the Hartwell City Council passed the ordinance after the second reading. Under the new ordinance, the city will...

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Clarification

October 28, 2013

AM 630 WNEG has a clarification on a story we reported last week. Last week, we reported that the Stephens County Hospital Authority voted unanimously to join a health information exchange that Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville was starting. Northeast Georgia Medical Center officials said they are just one of four entities that...

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Early Voting Ongoing in Stephens Co.

October 25, 2013

Early voting is continuing for the November election in Stephens County. It started back on October 14 at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. So far, Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that it is running smoothly with no problems. “It is going pretty well for a special election,” said Kelley.  “We have got about...

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