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Corps Updates Shutdown Schedule at Hartwell, Other Lakes

October 4, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing more plans about its Savannah River Basin recreation areas as the government shutdown continues. According to the Corps, it will close Corps-operated parks that normally remain open this time of the year at Lake Hartwell on October 20. That includes Springfield, Watsadler, and TwinLakes campgrounds. The...

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Stephens Co. Commissioner Harold Andrews Passes Away

October 3, 2013
Stephens Co. Commissioner Harold Andrews Passes Away

Stephens County Commissioner Harold Andrews has passed away. Andrews passed away Wednesday morning, according to county officials. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said Andrews’ passing is a terrible loss. “Harold was a great guy to work with,” said London.  “He was just a super nice fellow, a smart fellow.  He will surely be...

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Ramblin’ ‘Doc’ Tommy Scott Passes Away

October 3, 2013

A well known Stephens County showman has passed away. Ramblin’ “Doc” Tommy Scott of Eastanollee passed away earlier this week at the age of 96. Scott was a singer, entertainer, and actor whose “Last Real Old Time Medicine Show” visited nearly 300 towns each year across the United States and Canada until the mid-1990s,...

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“Musical Tribute to Veterans” Tonight

October 3, 2013

Currahee Military Weekend activities kick off tonight with a concert in downtown Toccoa. A musical “Tribute to our Veterans” is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. at the SchaeferCenter in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said a local group is organizing the event. “Tonight’s concert is going to be put...

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Visitor Center at Hartwell Lake Closed Due to Government Shutdown

October 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The federal government shutdown is affecting parks and recreation areas operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Corps Spokesman Billy Birdwell, many park rangers around the LakeHartwell area have been furloughed and Visitor Centers are now closed. “The Visitor Center at Hartwell Dam is closed,...

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Lady Indian Softball Falls to Lumpkin Co.

October 3, 2013

The Stephens County High School Lady Indian softball team falls in the third and deciding game of a Region Tournament best-of-three series. Stephens County lost to Lumpkin County Wednesday in Dahlonega by a score of 2-1. Lumpkin County took the best of three series, 2 games to one, over the Stephens County Lady Indians....

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SCMS Softball Wins Region Tourney

October 3, 2013

The Stephens County Middle School softball team concludes a very successful season. Stephens County Middle School won its region softball championship last Friday night, clinching the title with a 9-6 win over Franklin County Middle School. For the season, the Rebel softball team went undefeated, compiling a 14-0 record. That undefeated season included a...

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Deal Attends Wilkinson Reception

October 3, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal makes another stop in Toccoa. Deal, who was recently in Toccoa for the Highway 17 groundbreaking, returned to Stephens County Tuesday for a reception for 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson. The reception took place at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College and drew people from...

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Rufaro Smith Found Guilty In 2012 Armed Robbery

October 2, 2013

A Stephens County jury finds a Toccoa man guilty on all counts in a 2012 armed robbery. The jury delivered the guilty verdict after deliberating for less than 20 minutes Wednesday in the trial of Rufaro Christopher Smith of Toccoa in Stephens County Superior Court. Following the verdict, Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops in August

October 2, 2013

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate drop in August. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 8.1 percent in August. That is down eight-tenths of a percentage point from the revised July rate of 8.9 percent. Also, this August’s rate is...

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