Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance For Work For Area

The Georgia Department of Transportation says it will be manually cleaning drainage structures this week alongside State Route 145 in Stephens County. It is one of a number of routine maintenance activities scheduled for northeast Georgia counties this week. DOT officials said that while the drainage structures are being cleaned along State Route 145 in Stephens County, the shoulder will […]

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SCMS FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team Places at Nationals

Some local students finish among the top teams in the country in a national competition. The Stephens County Middle School FFA Parliamentary Procedure team represented the state of Georgia in the National Invitation Novice Parliamentary Procedure Competitive Event last week in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was sponsored by the Society for Agriculture Education Parliamentarians. Stephens County Middle School placed 6th […]

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Interstate 85 Wreck Victim Identified

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities have released the name of a man who died last week in an accident on Interstate 85 in Franklin County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the man is identified as 55-year-old Roger Wayne Hughes of Fayetteville, Georgia. Hughes died last Wednesday, October 29 on I-85, near mile marker 172, in Franklin County. […]

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Animal Control Investigating Reported Incident At SCHS

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control is investigating an incident at Stephens County High School. That is according to Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts. Roberts said that animal control has also reached out to other local and state agencies regarding the incident, which took place at the high school earlier this week. Stephens County school system officials say at this time, they […]

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Manufacturing Video Contest Award Winners Announced

Area students win awards for videos about local manufacturers. Recently, North Georgia Technical College held a video contest where students created a 2-3 minute video in partnership with a local industry in their county to show people “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Students at Stephens County High School were paired up with Global Partitions. Their video, which was approved by […]

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DNR Trout Meeting Next Week in Gainesville

A public meeting is coming up next week in Gainesville to discuss the possibility of opening all trout waters to year-round fishing. The meeting will take place at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center at 715 Fair Street in Gainesville on Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m. Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that agency staff have recently […]

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SCSO Announces Three Arrests

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing three recent arrests following two separate incidents. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said deputies responded to a Highway 17 business in Martin on October 30 in reference to a suspicious vehicle and a possible burglary in progress. “Deputies, while working the Martin area, enter a business,” said Shirley. “(The deputy) determined that […]

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