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Barden Says New Year Will Bring Coaching Changes In Some Sports

June 29, 2015

With a new high school athletic year just over a month away from starting, Stephens County High School is getting ready to move forward with some changes in the coaching ranks. Stephens County High School Athletic Director Frank Barden said that the changes have affected a number of different sports. Barden said that on...

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Collins Comments On Recent Supreme Court Rulings

June 29, 2015

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has issued statements on two rulings last week by the U.S. Supreme Court. First on the ruling in the case that upheld the health insurance payment subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, Collins said now that the backbone of Obamacare has been upheld, the best option left to...

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Little League Update

June 29, 2015

Little League All-Star baseball and softball continues tonight across northeast Georgia. Toccoa teams are still alive in three of the four ongoing tournaments after two days of play over the weekend. In Danielsville, Toccoa’s 9-10 softball All-Stars play Franklin tonight at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Toccoa 9-10 softball lost to Habersham 6-0. However, the Toccoa...

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Community Prayer Service Remembers Charleston Nine

June 26, 2015

Stephens County comes together to pray for Charleston, South Carolina. Thursday night, an inter-denominational prayer service to remember the nine worshipers killed last week at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston was held at the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa. First United Methodist Church Senior Minister the Rev. John Brown said the service provided...

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GSP Investigating Alleged Hit and Run That Injured Woman

June 26, 2015

One person is recovering from injuries after being struck alongside a Stephens County roadway this week. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a pedestrian was sitting on the edge of Bruce Road in Stephens County Wednesday night when she was struck by a vehicle. The GSP says that 23-year-old Dalena...

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May Unemployment Figures Released for Ga. Counties

June 26, 2015

Preliminary unemployment numbers for the month of May for Stephens County are out. The Georgia Department of Labor released those this week. According to those figures, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for the month of May. That is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised April unemployment...

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Little League District Tournaments Getting Underway

June 26, 2015

A number of Toccoa Little League All-Star teams are scheduled to begin district play this weekend in locations around northeast Georgia. Those teams include 9-10 baseball, 10-11 baseball, 9-10 softball, and Little League softball. Three of Toccoa’s All-Star teams start play Saturday. The 10-11 baseball All-Stars from Toccoa will play Hart at 1:30 p.m....

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NE Ga. Businessman Develops System To Protect Against Avian Flu Virus

June 26, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia With the threat of Avian influenza now on Georgia’s doorstep, one local businessman has developed a system to disinfect all trucks and vehicles coming onto a poultry farm. Jeff Schwan is the owner of Farm Guard Systems, LLC. Schwan has developed a disinfecting drive-through spray system that he...

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County Continues Looking At Road Work

June 25, 2015

Work continues towards getting the county’s priorities in order when it comes to road repairs this season. On Tuesday, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the list of primary roads for SPLOST VI funds this year. Ayers said that the county is trying to get caught up and moving forward with SPLOST...

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County Commission Talks Recycling, Convenience Sites

June 25, 2015

Stephens County staff continue to look at how to re-start recycling for county residents. The county removed recycling bins from its convenience sites back in April, but voted in May to work on restoring recycling availability for residents after public feedback on the issue. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the recycling issue...

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