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Lavonia Still Looking At Work on Streets and Sidewalks

April 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Lavonia continues to work on plans to make some improvements to streets and sidewalks in its downtown area. At its work session last week, the Lavonia City Council discussed repaving the streets on the square and around the railroad tracks in downtown. Some of that...

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NGTC Inducts NTHS Students

April 26, 2013

North Georgia Technical College inducts a new group of students into the National Technical Honor Society. At special ceremonies recently on both the Currahee and Clarkesville campuses of North Georgia Tech, 38 students were inducted into the NTHS. Officials say the National Technical Honor Society is America’s highest award for excellence in career and...

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Stephens Co. Offers Support for Water Proposal

April 25, 2013

After initial hesitation, Stephens County Commissioners offer a letter of support to a proposed multi-million dollar water project in northeast Georgia. Madison and Elbert County officials are seeking money from the Governor’s Water Supply Program for water improvements in five northeast Georgia counties, Stephens, Franklin, Madison, Elbert, and Oglethorpe. Chris Quigley from the consulting...

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SCHS Envirothon Team Wins States, Second Team Places 4th

April 25, 2013
SCHS Envirothon Team Wins States, Second Team Places 4th

A team of students from Stephens County High School wins the state Envirothon Championship. The Stephens County High School “Red” team recently won its third state title in the last six years at the Georgia Envirothon State Championship held recently at Elachee Nature Center in Gainesville. Stephens County High School Envirothon Team Coach Dr....

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“A Taste of Toccoa” Set for Tonight

April 25, 2013
“A Taste of Toccoa” Set for Tonight

People will have a chance to take “a taste of Toccoa” later today. Downtown Toccoa will host the 23rd annual “A Taste of Toccoa” today from 5 to 8 p.m. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that some 15 area restaurants and caterers will serve sample-sized portions of their most popular dishes....

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Three Arrested, Charged With Obtaining Forged Prescriptions

April 25, 2013

Three South Carolina women face charges in Stephens County, Georgia after a multi-agency investigation. According to authorities, agents from the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, and the Toccoa Police Department opened an investigation last Friday in reference to alleged forged prescriptions at a local pharmacy. Authorities said that as...

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Debris Causes Sewer Spill

April 25, 2013

Officials with the city of Toccoa said Wednesday debris in a sewer line is to blame for a sanitary sewer spill Tuesday. According to the Toccoa Water/Wastewater Department, city of Toccoa personnel were notified at about 6 p.m. Tuesday of a sewer overflow. City officials said the overflow in question was coming from a...

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Indian Baseball Beats Madison

April 25, 2013

The Stephens County Indian baseball team will be at home in the first round of the state playoffs next week. Wednesday, Ryan Cleveland hit two home runs and Kain Dyer-Hewitt allowed just one hit as the Indians beat the Madison County Red Raiders 13-3 at the Reservation in a game called after 4 ½...

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SCDA Seeking Tax Credits For Vacant Property

April 24, 2013

Stephens County economic development officials hope making an area industrial property eligible for tax credits will help attract a business to locate there. Tuesday, Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin appeared before Stephens County Commissioners to request the commission’s support for an application to the state to make a 5.6-acre property at...

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Two Arrested in Oak Valley Rd. Burglary

April 24, 2013

Two people face charges after an alleged burglary over the weekend in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Saturday night, deputies responded to an Oak Valley Road residence whose owner was out of town. “A family member actually drove by the house and saw that the door was open and turned out...

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