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DOT Announces Area Road Work

March 5, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. According to the DOT, a crew will be repairing and restoring ditches this week along State Highway 145. Elsewhere, the DOT said a crew will be adding rubberized asphalt to U.S. Highway 441 in Habersham County, while a...

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Local Officials Heading to D.C. This Week

March 4, 2013

A delegation of local officials will head to the nation’s capital this week. A group of officials from Toccoa, Stephens County, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Development Authority will travel to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to visit with federal officials on a number of topics. Toccoa Mayor David Austin is among those going on...

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Humane Shelter Holds Open House

March 4, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter shows off its new home to the public. The shelter, which officially opened for business last month, held an Open House Sunday afternoon to give tours to the public. A large crowd showed up to see the new animal shelter on Scenic Drive. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Executive Director...

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Kickball Tourney Set for This Month

March 4, 2013

A club at Stephens County High School is holding a kickball tournament this month to raise money for groups both in this community and elsewhere. The first ever Stephens County High School Interact Kickball Tournament will be held Saturday, March 16 at the Rose Lane Recreation Department ball fields. Interact Club Member Emma Frazier...

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SCHS Baseball Loses To Hart, JV Baseball Sweeps Banks

March 4, 2013

The second Stephens County Indians’ baseball game of 2013 did not go quite as well as the season opener. Hart County scored in four of the five innings to cruise to a 14-2 win over Stephens County in varsity non-region baseball action Friday at the Reservation. The Bulldogs, who were looking for their first...

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Ga. Insurance Office Offering New Accident Claim App

March 4, 2013

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is recommending a new free app for Georgians to help remove the guesswork after an automobile accident. Hudgens’ office said that the WreckCheck app will take the guesswork out of what information to give following a car accident. Created by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, officials said the...

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Currahee Mountain Prescribed Burn Today

March 1, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service says it will conduct a prescribed burn today in Stephens County. That prescribed burn will be about 300 acres in size and take place in the area of Currahee Mountain, just off of Pear Orchard Road. According to the Forest Service, it is an endangered species benefit burn. The burn...

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No More Stickers At Convenience Sites

March 1, 2013

Starting today, Stephens County will no longer require stickers to dump trash at one of the county’s convenience sites. In January, county commissioners approved a motion to eliminate the stickers beginning today with the following stipulations, no commercial waste and Stephens County residents only. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said in January that...

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New TAVT Takes Effect Today

March 1, 2013

Also starting today, the purchases of motor vehicles from today forward will be exempt from both state and local sales tax and the ad valorem tax, known as the “birthday tax.” Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said that in its place, the new one-time Title Ad Valorem Tax, or TAVT, will apply to...

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FCSO Still Investigating Tates Creek Incident

March 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County investigators continue to look into the case of a man who brought a gun to Tates Creek Baptist Church last Sunday that went off accidentally and so far, no charges have been filed. Thursday afternoon, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said investigators are still talking to...

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