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Ga. DOT Announces Road Work for the Week

December 16, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. DOT officials said that in Stephens County, a crew will inspect drainage pipes under State Routes 328 and 17.   Elsewhere, a crew in Franklin County will reset the grade of the shoulders alongside State Route 328 to...

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Indians, Lady Indians Split Games at Habersham

December 14, 2013

The Stephens County boys pick up their second win of the year in exciting fashion. Saturday, the Indians held on for a 42-40 win over Habersham Central in non-region basketball play in Mount Airy. Habersham’s John David Herrin had two free throws to tie the game with three seconds left to tie the game,...

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SCHS, Madison Split in Basketball

December 14, 2013

The Stephens County Lady Indians ran their record to 5-1 with a resounding 47-26 win over the Lady Red Raiders of Madison County Friday night at the Currahee Arena. Stephens County jumped out to an 18-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Lexie Cash and Mya Cleveland led the Lady Indians...

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Stephens Co. BOE Starts Superintendent Search Process

December 13, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education is starting the process of hiring a new School Superintendent. Thursday, the Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to hire King, Cooper, and Associates based out of Thomaston, Georgia to help the board with the search process to replace Sherrie Whiten, who is retiring at the end...

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Toccoa Makes Change to ABC Ordinance

December 13, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission approves a change to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance.  City commissioners unanimously approved the change at their meeting on Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city attorney drew up the change at the request of the city commission. “It simply states that if an ABC license...

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Ga. AG’s Office Investigating Hartwell DDA for Open Records Violation Allegation

December 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia State Attorney General’s office is investigating the Hartwell Downtown Development Authority for possible violations of the Georgia Open Records Act. On Tuesday, former Hartwell DDA Executive Director Mitch Skelton confirmed he filed a complaint with the State last week. “Yes, I did and I immediately got...

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Ga. DOT Honors Franklin Man For Helping Avalon Mayor

December 13, 2013

A Franklin County man receives recognition from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Recently, DOT Commissioner Keith Golden presented the December Commissioner’s Customer Service Commendation to Robby Oliver. The DOT said Oliver was honored for his exemplary assistance to Avalon Mayor Linda Dean. Dean said Oliver was very helpful in walking her through the entire process...

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Collins Legislation Passes House

December 13, 2013

Legislation authored by 9th District Representative Doug Collins passes the U.S. House. House Resolution 1992, which is known as The Israel Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act, was introduced by Collins, who is the Vice Chair of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee. Collins said that the legislation increases accountability and transparency in government as...

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TFC Basketball Update

December 13, 2013

Toccoa Falls College’s men’s basketball teams drop three games at home. Last week, TFC lost to Warren Wilson 77-67, to Bob Jones University 80-71, and Trinity Baptist College 92-79. Against Warren Wilson, Josh Barrett led with Eagles with a game high 20 points and against Bob Jones, Barrett finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds,...

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Stephens Graduation Rate at All Time High

December 12, 2013

Stephens County’s graduation rate is at an all-time high. 2013 Graduation Rates released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Stephens County School System had a graduation rate of 90.8 percent in 2013. That is an increase of nearly 3.50 percentage points from the 2012 graduation rate of 87.33 percent. Stephens...

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