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Ga. Marks Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 9, 2013

Georgia is marking Severe Weather Awareness Week this week. It runs through today and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering homeowners advice on preparing for severe weather. Hudgens says that homeowners should check their insurance policy to see what is actually covered. He notes while standard policies cover tornado damage, flooding must be...

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Stephens Co. Honors STAR Student, STAR Teacher

February 8, 2013
Stephens Co. Honors STAR Student, STAR Teacher

Stephens County recognizes its STAR student and teacher. A reception for this year’s STAR student and teacher took place Thursday in the cafeteria at Stephens County High School. Earlier this week, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce announced that this year’s STAR student is Annabelle Zhuno. She is the daughter of Jean Zhuno of...

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Toccoa Commission Holding Retreat Today

February 8, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners and staff will come together today to plan for the upcoming year. City commissioners and department heads will gather today for a retreat at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room, located in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said the retreat will start in the morning...

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Authorities Investigating Habersham Co. Homicide

February 8, 2013

Authorities in Habersham County are investigating a death earlier this week that they are calling a homicide. Reports from the Georgia News Network indicate that 43-year-old Michael Anthony Hunnicutt of Toccoa was found dead in Habersham County Wednesday afternoon. According to authorities, Hunnicutt has a Toccoa address. but lives over the Stephens/Habersham County line...

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon on New Medical Office

February 8, 2013
Chamber Cuts Ribbon on New Medical Office

Stephens County welcomes back a local orthopedic surgeon. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Dr. James Fordyce’s new office in Toccoa. Dr. Fordyce is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who previously had an office in Toccoa, but then left to work for a hospital-owned practice...

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SCHS Basketball Wraps Up Regular Season With Sweep Over Lumpkin Co.

February 8, 2013

The Stephens County Lady Indian and Indian basketball teams wrapped up the regular season with a sweep of Lumpkin County Thursday night at the Currahee Arena. The Lady Indians struggled through the first three quarters and did not take the lead until halfway through the final period, but prevailed 33-22. Neither team shot well...

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Lavonia Woman Charged After Boarding School Bus

February 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Lavonia woman faces charges after she allegedly boarded a Franklin County School bus and confronted the driver. It happened Monday at about 7 a.m. on Poole Street in Lavonia. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said that 36-year-old Tabitha Mitchell Simmons of Grogan Street was angry because the...

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Georgia Marking Prescribed Fire Awareness Week

February 8, 2013

The state of Georgia is using this week to call attention to the benefits of prescribed fires and burning. Governor Nathan Deal has declared this week Prescribed Fire Awareness Week in Georgia. Officials said that prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health, and reduce wildfire risk. According...

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Six SCHS Student-Athletes Sign to Play in College

February 7, 2013
Six SCHS Student-Athletes Sign to Play in College

Six Stephens County High School student-athletes sign on the dotted line to play college sports. The high school held a signing ceremony Wednesday in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. The six athletes signed their paperwork in front of family, friends, coaches, and classmates. First, Abby Mulkey said she is excited to follow...

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Toccoa City Commission Continues To Discuss Water Rate Hike for County Customers

February 7, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners continue to discuss what to do about a proposal to increase the differential in water rates between customers who live inside the city limits of Toccoa and those who live outside the city limits in Stephens County. At Monday’s city commission work session, Toccoa City Manager Mike Jackson said that a...

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