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Stephens Co. School System Still Working on Charter System Application

August 27, 2013

The Stephens County School System continues to work on its charter system application. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that school system officials have held numerous meetings and met with individuals in the community. Whiten said that the school system staff is now preparing the charter system application that will go to the...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

August 27, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The county commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. Immediately after finishing...

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DOT Schedules Area Road Work

August 27, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting routine maintenance along some highways in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. According to the DOT, crews are trimming vegetation and removing brush from rights of way along State Route 145 in Stephens County and State Route 106 in Franklin County. In addition, a DOT crew will...

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Collins Hosting Veterans Benefits Fair Today in Gainesville

August 27, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is holding a veterans’ benefits fair today in northeast Georgia. The congressman and staff will be on hand, along with representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Atlanta VA Medical Center to answer questions relating to specific claims, vocational rehabilitation, and educational assistance programs. Collins said this...

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Municipal Qualifying Begins Today

August 26, 2013

Candidate qualifying for municipal elections begins today. That includes the city of Toccoa, where two seats will be on the November ballot. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m. today. Wheeler said those interested in running for a city commission seat should come to her office in order to put...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

August 26, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather today for a regularly scheduled business meeting. The meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes only two items. One is the monthly financial report. The other item involves an agreement the city entered into in 2010 with a development project called...

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Hart Co. Issues Warning About Scam Targeting Elderly

August 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County authorities are warning of another round of prize scams aimed at the elderly. On Tuesday, a retired couple came to the Hart County Sheriff’s Office to report they received a check for $10,000 in the mail along with a letter saying they had won the money...

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School Starts Today in Stephens Co.

August 22, 2013

Today marks the beginning of a new school year for students in Stephens County. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, about 4100 students are scheduled to head through the doors of the county’s schools for the first day of classes today. Teachers began their planning last week and staff have been working...

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Sheriff Issues Back to School Safety Reminders

August 22, 2013

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is urging motorists to use caution as buses and school traffic return to the roads with the start of school today. Shirley said he will have extra deputies patrolling looking for those who are not buckled up or who are not obeying the posted speed limits. He urged drivers...

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“Red Rage” Pep Rally Tonight

August 22, 2013

The “Back to School Bash” is not the only event taking place tonight at Stephens County High School. The annual “Red Rage” pep rally is also set for this evening. Stephens County High School Varsity and JV Football Cheerleading Coach Susan Carman said “Red Rage” will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the high...

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