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Currahee Club Hosting Free Farmers’ Market, Summer Celebration Saturday

June 20, 2014

The Currahee Club in Stephens County will be hosting some community oriented events this weekend for the public. The events are taking place on Saturday. First, the club will welcome the Stephens County Farmers’ Market and more to the Currahee Club for the day. Currahee Club Community Manager Anne Shurley said this is the...

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Main Street Summer Drama Camp Performance Tonight

June 20, 2014

The Main Street Toccoa Summer Drama Camp will present its final production tonight. The drama camp has taken place all week at the Schaefer Center. Tonight, the campers will perform their play “The Actor Games” by Wade Bradford. The performance is free to attend. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center in...

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U.S. Forest Service Looking For Cleanup Help

June 20, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for the public’s help in keeping national forests clean this summer. Forest Service Rangers said littering and dumping of garbage on national forest land is a real problem, with items ranging from the most basic household trash to things like washing machines, couches, tires, and even boats. Rangers...

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Toccoa Looking At Late July for Pool Opening

June 19, 2014

Toccoa continues putting things in place to try to have the new city pool open next month. Tuesday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved two pool-related motions. First, the city commission approved a bid for fencing at the pool. The bid went to A & T Fencing of Lavonia at a cost of $14,900. Toccoa...

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Concerns Raised To BOE Over Open Ag Teacher Position at SCHS

June 19, 2014

The Stephens County School System says it is working on hiring someone to fill an open agriculture teacher position at Stephens County High School. That comes in response to concerns expressed at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting. Mark Wilkinson addressed the school board on behalf of the Stephens County Farm Bureau and...

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Man Pleads Guilty, Ending Child Molestation Trial

June 19, 2014

A Stephens County man ends his trial on child molestation by pleading guilty on modified charges. 79-year-old Byard Donald Charles pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Stephens County Superior Court, ending his trial, which was already underway. Charles pleaded guilty to one count of Felony Sexual Battery and one count of First Degree Cruelty to...

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Stephens Co. Receiving Sewer Expansion Grant from EDA

June 19, 2014

Stephens County receives some good economic news. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration will give $1.42 million to Toccoa and Stephens County for water and sewer system improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Specifically, the grant is funding expansion of the city’s sewer system from...

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Toccoa Rookie League Baseball Loses Twice At Sectionals

June 19, 2014

The season comes to a close for the Toccoa Rookie League Baseball All-Stars. The Toccoa Rookie League Baseball team finished its season in the Northeast Georgia sectional tournament this past week in Athens. Toccoa, who finished second in the district tournament to qualify for sectionals, lost its two games in the double-elimination tournament. In...

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Ty Cobb Medical Center Seeking Financial Partner

June 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia is one step closer to finding a financial partner. In January, Ty Cobb Healthcare CEO Greg Hearn said the hospital was actively pursuing partnering with a larger medical facility to help shore up their financial situation. Last year, the hospital lost...

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Stephens Co. School System Still Working to Update Financial Numbers

June 18, 2014

The Stephens County school system continues efforts to get final financial numbers in order to move forward with the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. School system staff provided the Stephens County Board of Education with another Fiscal Year 2015 budget update during the board’s meeting on Tuesday. Finance Director Misty Cleveland told the Board that...

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