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Thornton Named Honorable Mention All-State By AJC

January 2, 2013

Stephens County senior running back Chaz Thornton picks up another honor. The Atlanta Journal Constitution named Thornton as an honorable mention all-state football player in AAAA recently. Thornton finished the season with more than 1,500 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns. For his career, he had more than 6,000 career rushing yards and passed University...

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Holiday Travel Update

January 1, 2013

Three people have been killed on Georgia highways so far this New Year’s holiday travel period. That’s according to the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Those deaths were reported in the Athens, Macon, and Valdosta areas. The New Year’s holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday and lasts through...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves GIS Contract

January 1, 2013

Stephens County will continue to move forward with GIS technology. Last month, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with GIS1, LLC of Watkinsville, Georgia not to exceed $10,000 for the company to assist Stephens County with GIS needs. GIS, or geographic information system, is a system that is designed to store, use, map,...

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Police Blotter

January 1, 2013

An Eastanollee resident is reporting a theft from her vehicle recently to authorities. According to the report on file with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to Highway 145 on December 27, where a woman said someone entered her vehicle and took a firearm from under the passenger side seat. The firearm was...

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New Year Brings Some New Government Leaders

January 1, 2013

A new year always brings change and 2013 is no different. In Stephens County, two new commissioners, Dennis Bell and Debbie Whitlock, will also begin their first terms this month. Tony Crunkleton and Jim Ledford also take over seats on the Board of Education in Stephens County this month. Stephens County will also soon...

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Missing Person Found in Sky Valley

January 1, 2013

By Craig Salmon, WRBN Radio, Clayton A search for a missing person takes place over the weekend in Rabun County. According to the Sky Valley Police Department, 26-year-old Lauren Lindholm went missing around 5:15 p.m. Friday in the area of Alex Mountain Drive and Alpine Lane in Sky Valley. Crews searched a large section...

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NE Ga. Animal Shelter Receives Donation

January 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is the recipient of an unexpected gift in its Christmas stocking this year. Last month, the Pilot Club of Lavonia gave the shelter a check for $300. Lavonia Pilot Club President Brenda Rabbit says the club has been keenly aware of the financial...

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Broadband Project Moving Forward

December 31, 2012

Progress continues on a broadband expansion project in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. The project is building what eventually would be a 150-mile high-speed broadband fiber loop through Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Banks, Habersham, and Rabun counties. The first leg of that project is slated to be between Toccoa and Hollywood, Georgia, in Habersham County....

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New Year’s Government Schedule

December 31, 2012

Government offices are announcing their schedules for the New Year’s holiday. Both Stephens County Government Offices and Toccoa City Hall are closed Tuesday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday....

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Two Killed So Far on Ga. Highways

December 31, 2012

So far, the Georgia Department of Public Safety says that two people have been killed on Georgia highways during the New Year’s holiday travel period. The New Year’s holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through midnight Tuesday. Those fatal crashes have been reported in Macon and the Valdosta area. As...

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