State Releases Stephens Co. December Unemployment Figures

Preliminary state unemployment figures are out for Stephens County for the month of December. According to those figures from the state’s Labor Department, Stephens County had a 6.2 percent preliminary unemployment rate for December. That is unchanged from the revised November rate, which was also 6.2 percent. It is eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised December 2013 […]

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Stephens Co. Has Great Weekend At Special Olympic State Winter Games

Stephens County Special Olympic athletes are back home after a successful trip to state competition. A number of Special Olympians from Stephens County competed this past weekend in the State Winter Games in Marietta. They competed in basketball skills and bowling competitions against athletes from all over the state. Overall, Stephens County Special Olympic athletes brought home 6 gold medals, […]

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Still No Wilbros Appeal of Last Week’s Ruling

There is still no word of an appeal by Wilbros of last week’s ruling by an administrative law judge upholding the Environmental Protection Division’s decision to revoke solid waste and wastewater permits from the Rose Lane facility at the center of an odor controversy in Stephens County. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that as of Tuesday, no appeal had […]

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Hartwell Veteran Receives French Honor

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Hartwell A Hartwell man and World War II veteran is honored by the French Government for his service in helping liberate France from the Nazis. 91-year old Arthur Mohor was among twelve veterans and three Northeast Georgians who were in Atlanta Tuesday to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honor medal. The medal […]

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Stephens Co. Receives Good Audit Report

Stephens County receives a clean opinion on its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Meredith Lipson with the county’s auditing firm of Mauldin and Jenkins appeared before county commissioners Tuesday to make her annual audit report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. She said the county received the clean audit opinion, which is the opinion the county wants to […]

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Castration Debate Takes Center Stage At Commission Meeting

Animal control and castration again took center stage at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting as people on both sides of the issue spoke to commissioners. Local resident Kathy Pauly first questioned the decision not to charge a woman who reportedly castrated a family dog earlier this month with animal cruelty or practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Stephens County Sheriff […]

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Indians Split With White Co. In Hoops

Tyriq Combs scored 17 first half points, including five three-pointers, and Tay Jones scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half to lead the Stephens County Indian boys to their first region win of the year, beating White County 65-58 Tuesday at the Currahee Arena. Up three with 13 seconds to go, Jones hit two free throws to […]

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TFC Swept on Road in Basketball

The Toccoa Falls College basketball teams suffer a road sweep at the hands of Bob Jones University. Both the TFC men’s and women’s teams traveled to play Bob Jones on Saturday. In the men’s game, TFC placed four scorers in double figures but lost to Bob Jones, 97-75. Jon Sauls led the Screaming Eagle men with 16 points, while Zach […]

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City Approves Bid on Davidson Lake Dredging

The city of Toccoa will move forward with using a northeast Georgia company to dredge Davidson Lake. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a bid from a company called River Sand, Inc. of Cleveland, Georgia for the dredging project in the amount of just over $1.014 million. River Sand’s bid was the lowest of four bids received for the project. Toccoa […]

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