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NGTC Honors Literacy Volunteers

June 4, 2013

North Georgia Technical College thanks its literacy volunteers. A recent luncheon sponsored by the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation, Volunteers for Literacy, and North Georgia Technical College honored Friends of Adult Education in Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, and White Counties. Throughout Northeast Georgia, North Georgia Technical College’s learning centers offer free classes to those who...

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Local Restaurant At Center of E.coli Investigation Speaks Out

June 3, 2013

The investigation continues in Stephens County into an outbreak of illness Health Department officials say was caused by E.coli bacteria last month. State health department officials say they confirmed that 11 people became sick and were confirmed to have a strain of E.coli. Health officials say that 10 of the 11 patients reported eating...

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Stephens Co. To Continue Budget Talks Tuesday

June 3, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will continue budget discussions at a meeting this week. The commission will hold a budget retreat Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Kimsey Center on the Clary Connector in Eastanollee. County commissioners held a budget retreat last month over two days. Following that, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the...

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Former Stephens Co. Coach, Teacher Charged in Hall Co.

June 3, 2013

A former Stephens County High School baseball coach who was most recently the head baseball coach at Johnson High School in Gainesville is facing a charge of public indecency in Hall County. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said it has charged 47-year-old Tony Ray Wilson of Buford with one count of misdemeanor public indecency...

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Anniversary Marked at Camp Toccoa

June 3, 2013
Anniversary Marked at Camp Toccoa

Stephens County takes time to recognize some of the men of Camp Toccoa. Saturday, Stephens County hosted the 70th anniversary celebration for the 511th and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments. A number of activities took place, including a small program on the Camp Toccoa site on Currahee Mountain. Camp Toccoa at Currahee Steering Committee Chairperson...

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Hart Co. Humane Society Receives Grant

June 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Humane Society is the recipient of a grant to help with spaying and neutering animals. Recently, Hart County Humane Society President Donna Madkiff received a grant check from Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black in the amount of $7,500. Madkiff said the money would...

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Sandy Steele Named SCHS Principal

May 31, 2013

Stephens County High School has a new principal. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to approve Sandy Steele as the new principal at the high school effective July 1. Steele moves to the high school from the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices, where he has served as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching...

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Jerry Steele To Resign From Stephens Co. Board of Education

May 31, 2013

Speaking of Jerry Steele … he said that he will leave his position on the Board of Education at the end of next month. Steele announced his resignation Thursday at the Board of Education’s called meeting and the board then accepted it. The resignation will become effective June 30. Steele said with his son...

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Nelms Out as Stephens Co. E-911/EMA Director

May 31, 2013

Stephens County is looking for a new E-911 and Emergency Management Agency Director. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the decision was made to terminate Rex Nelms without cause from that position Thursday. “The board, I, and the county attorney all consulted and decided that we wanted to move the E-911 center in a...

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Doyle St. Pool Still Closed

May 31, 2013

The Doyle Street Pool remains closed due to problems with the pool’s pumps. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said Thursday that problems with the pumps at the pool have persisted through the week. As a result, the pool remains closed until further notice. Dake said the YMCA continues to work on getting the...

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