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Two Injured in Thursday Accident on Hwy. 17

August 16, 2013

Authorities said Thursday afternoon that two people were injured in a Thursday morning accident on Highway 17 in Stephens County. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday on Highway 17 at Ogg’s Branch. Authorities said that 43-year-old Nanna Mae Johnson of Canon was...

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Stephens Co. Back to School Prayer Motorcade Saturday

August 16, 2013

Stephens County Schools head back to school next week and this weekend, the annual Back-to-School Prayer Motorcade will make its way through the county. The annual prayer motorcade will take place Saturday morning. Co-organizer Mary Owenby said it will start at 8 a.m. and travel to each and every school in the county. She...

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Indian Football Scrimmaging St. Pius Tonight

August 16, 2013

Stephens County will get a first look at the 2013 Indian football team tonight as the Indians travel to metro Atlanta to scrimmage St. Pius. Indians’ Head Coach Travis Noland said the game provides a great opportunity to get experience in game situations against a quality opponent before the regular season starts. “It will...

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Franklin Co. Students Head Back to School Today

August 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia While students in Stephens County Schools have until next week before the start of a new school year, students in Franklin County report back to class today. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell said teachers have been working hard all summer to welcome their new students. “We’ve...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves LMIG Project Bid

August 15, 2013

Stephens County can move forward on paving sections of a number of county roads after approving a bid for the project this week. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a bid from Reeves Construction in the amount of just under $770,000 for paving work through the state’s LMIG, or Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant,...

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SCHS Envirothon Team Finishes 16th in North America

August 15, 2013

The Stephens County High School Envirothon team finishes as one of the top teams in North America. Recently, the SCHS Envirothon team that won a state championship in April finished 16th out of 57 teams from the U.S. and Canada at the North American Envirothon Finals in Bozeman, Montana. The 16th place finish is...

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Toccoa Commissioners Place Condition on Bowling Alley’s ABC License

August 15, 2013

City commissioners grant a local bowling alley an Alcohol Beverage Control license, but are placing conditions on that license. Monday, city commissioners took up the issue of an ABC license for alcohol sales at the Rose Lane Bowling Lanes. Toccoa City Commissioner Gail Fry said she has concerns about the license because of the...

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Toccoa Extends Moratorium on Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

August 15, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners sign off on extending a moratorium on Internet Sweepstakes Cafes within the city. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved an extension of the Internet Sweepstakes Cafes Moratorium Ordinance for another year. City commissioners approved the initial moratorium back in August 2011. Officials say the moratorium puts a hold on such establishments until...

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Have “Coffee with the Congressman” Today

August 15, 2013

Just a reminder, 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is scheduled to make multiple stops in northeast Georgia today. Collins is hosting “Coffee with the Congressman” events in both Toccoa and Clarkesville today. First, he is scheduled to be at Java Joe’s in Clarkesville from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Then later today, the...

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Ga. Power Makes Donation to NGTC Foundation

August 15, 2013

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation receives a contribution towards one of its programs from a local business. Recently, North Georgia Tech announced that the Georgia Power Foundation has made a contribution to the school’s Foundation as a scholarship for students in the Electrical Lineworker program who have documented financial need. According to North...

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