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DOT Announces Road Work Schedule

March 18, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing its road work schedule for this week. According to the DOT, a crew in Stephens County will repair and restore ditches and shoulders along both State Route 145 and State Route 17 Alternate. Meanwhile, a crew in Habersham County will add rubberized asphalt to U.S. Highway 441....

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NGTC Names New VP of Administrative Services

March 18, 2013
NGTC Names New VP of Administrative Services

North Georgia Technical College names a new Vice President for Administrative Services. The school announced last week that Carol Carson of Clarkesville has taken over that position. School officials said that Carson has worked at the college for 13 years and brings a wealth of experience with budget planning and reporting, asset inventories, purchasing,...

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Indian Baseball Falls To Gilmer Co.

March 15, 2013

The Stephens County Indian baseball team drops its final scheduled non-region game of the 2013 season. Gilmer County used a four-run sixth inning to break open a 2-2 game and win 6-2 over the Indians in Ellijay on Friday. The big hit in the bottom of the sixth came from the bat of Bobcat...

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SCHS JV Baseball, Varsity Tennis All Win

March 15, 2013

The Stephens County Junior Varsity baseball picks up a win in extra innings against a rival. The JV Indians defeated Franklin County in nine innings on Thursday by a score of 12-6. That moves the Stephens County JV baseball team’s record to 8-1 on the season. Moving to the tennis courts, the Stephens County...

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Emergency Drill Held Monday in Stephens Co.

March 15, 2013

First responders will take time next week to review the results of an emergency drill held earlier this week in Stephens County. The drill took place Monday evening. Stephens County Hospital Director of Nursing Faye Taylor said that this time, the drill simulated a weather-related emergency. “Monday night, we had a scenario which involved...

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Toccoa Commission Approves Wine Tasting Ordinance

March 15, 2013

The city of Toccoa is implementing a new wine tasting ordinance. Toccoa City Commissioners approved the ordinance unanimously at its first reading Monday and also voted unanimously to waive the second reading. By doing that, the ordinance takes effect immediately. Toccoa City Attorney John Dickerson said the ordinance has to do with establishing rules...

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Franklin Co. Moving Ahead on Water Line Expansions

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County is moving ahead with its next phase of water line expansions. At the regular monthly meeting of the Franklin County Commission last week, Franklin County Manager Billy Morse gave commissioners the list of roads where the new water lines will be laid. “The project will include...

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Changes Coming in Franklin County School System

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Changes are on the way in the Franklin County school system. One change taking place next year is a consolidation of two of the county’s four elementary schools. Rather than close Carnesville Elementary, as had been discussed earlier, the Franklin County Board of Education has voted to consolidate...

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Straight to the Point Holds Ribbon Cutting

March 15, 2013
Straight to the Point Holds Ribbon Cutting

Local officials welcome a tattoo shop to downtown Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Straight to the Point Tattoo and Body Piercing on Thursday. Owner James Hollifield said that he is excited to have his shop in downtown Toccoa. “We wanted to show the community that there is an...

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Stephens Co. Republican Party Elects Officers

March 15, 2013
Stephens Co. Republican Party Elects Officers

The Stephens County Republican Party names new officers. Last week, the Republican Party in Stephens County held its convention to elect new officers and select delegates to the District and State conventions. New Stephens County Republican Party officials include Chairman Bill Grant, Secretary Rebeckah Bennett, Treasurer Stephanie Mosely, and Vice-Chairman James Addison.

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