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SCHS JV, Varsity Baseball Return to Action Today

March 7, 2013

The Stephens County High School junior varsity baseball team is now 5-1 on the season. The JV baseball Indians defeated Clarke Central Tuesday 20-4 in four innings. They are back in action today at Jackson County at 5:55 p.m. The varsity Indian baseball team also returns to action later today. The Indians will travel...

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Habersham, Hart Co. Schools Honored for “Farm To School” Efforts

March 7, 2013

The Habersham and Hart County school districts are among 25 honored by the state for supporting their local economies and increasing the amount of local food they serve to their students through “Farm to School” programs. State officials honored these 25 Georgia school districts for taking the “5 Million Meals Challenge” and pledging to...

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Wind Advisory In Effect for Stephens Co.

March 6, 2013

Hang on to your hat, it looks like a windy morning in Stephens County. Since midnight, downtown Toccoa has recorded a high wind gust of 29 miles per hour. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Stephens County. That wind advisory will remain in effect through midnight tonight as the forecast...

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Area Schools Talk About Effect of Federal Sequester on Budgets

March 6, 2013

Area school officials are reacting to federal cuts in education funding resulting from the “sequester” that went into place last week. One of the areas cut as part of the federal “sequester” was federal education funding to local school systems. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that the school system worked to avoid...

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Stephens Co. Kindergarten Registration Next Month

March 6, 2013

The Stephens County School System will hold kindergarten registration next month. According to an announcement from the Stephens County School System, kindergarten registration will be held at each elementary school on both April 11 and April 12. On April 11, kindergarten registration will run from 4 to 6 p.m. On April 12, it will...

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KTSCB Starting Great American Cleanup, T-SC Cleanup Challenge

March 6, 2013

Spring is but a few weeks away, and Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful is starting its annual “spring cleaning” effort. The organization said this year’s Great American Cleanup is underway in Toccoa and Stephens County. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said that the local effort is part of the nationwide campaign organized...

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Weapons Reporting and Licensing Bill Passes State Senate

March 6, 2013

A weapons reporting and licensing bill sponsored by former Franklin County Manager and current Madison County State Senator Frank Ginn passes the State Senate. Senate Bill 101, which was also co-sponsored by local State Senator John Wilkinson, passed the Senate this week by a vote of 41 to 10. The bill contains measures that...

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Hart Co. To Hire Three Workers To Replace Prison Workers from Whitworth

March 6, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Hart County plans to hire at least three people to replace male prison workers from the Whitworth Detention Center. At its regular meeting last week, the Hart County Board of Commissioners heard from County Administrator Jon Caime on the topic. He told the board Whitworth is not offering...

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Police Blotter

March 6, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Highway 145 last Thursday in reference to a burglary. According to the report, the resident told a deputy that her home had been burglarized and $1,600 in electronics taken, along with $100 in jewelry. This week, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reported that his office had seen...

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SCSO Investigating Recent Increase in Burglaries, Similarities Noted

March 5, 2013
SCSO Investigating Recent Increase in Burglaries, Similarities Noted

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout following an increase in burglaries recently. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that during the last several weeks, his office has seen an increase in burglaries and thefts from residences, mainly in the southern end of the county. Shirley said...

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