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New TAVT Takes Effect Today

March 1, 2013

Also starting today, the purchases of motor vehicles from today forward will be exempt from both state and local sales tax and the ad valorem tax, known as the “birthday tax.” Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said that in its place, the new one-time Title Ad Valorem Tax, or TAVT, will apply to...

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FCSO Still Investigating Tates Creek Incident

March 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County investigators continue to look into the case of a man who brought a gun to Tates Creek Baptist Church last Sunday that went off accidentally and so far, no charges have been filed. Thursday afternoon, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said investigators are still talking to...

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Hart Co. Provides Additional Funding for DA’s Office

March 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White will get his funding from Hart County to supplement the salary of his new chief assistant DA. At their regular meeting Tuesday evening, White told the Hart County Board of Commissioners that after two months in office, his staff is...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives Donation for Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit

March 1, 2013
Stephens Co. Hospital Receives Donation for Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit

Stephens County receives another donation for its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department. Peter Parks gave another donation to the unit in February in honor of “Heart Month.” Parks was a former patient in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab program and said that after his heart attack and surgery, he was reluctant to participate in the program...

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SCHS Tennis Update

March 1, 2013

The Indians tennis teams opened up region 8-AAAA play Thursday vs. Lumpkin County.  Boys team swept all five matches to win 5-0 and improve their season record to 3-0; girls team lost 4-1.  Next match is home Monday March 4 vs. Johnson.

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Stephens Co. To Switch to Single Vote Center

February 28, 2013

Stephens County has permission from the U.S. Justice Department to switch to a single voting center on Election Day for county elections in the future. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that the Justice Department has pre-cleared the county’s request to consolidate eight voting precincts into one voting location. “That means that we are...

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NGTC Breaks Ground on Expansion

February 28, 2013
NGTC Breaks Ground on Expansion

Work is underway on the new health sciences wing at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College in Stephens County. The school celebrated the groundbreaking and beginning of construction at an event Wednesday. The new wing will house North Georgia Tech’s Licensed Practical Nursing program and Paramedic/EMT program. North Georgia Technical College President...

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Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Showcase Home

February 28, 2013
Currahee Club Breaks Ground on Showcase Home

The Currahee Club development on Lake Hartwell celebrates the start of work on a project for Southern Living magazine. The club held a groundbreaking Wednesday afternoon for the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home. Currahee Club Managing Director Andrew Ward said it brings a lot of credibility anytime you embark on a project with Southern...

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Stephens Co. To Use Inmate Crew

February 28, 2013

Stephens County will begin using an inmate work crew later this year. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to contract with Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto for a female work crew. The agreement will take effect on May 1. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said that he feels the...

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SCHS Varsity, JV Baseball Both Win

February 28, 2013

The Stephens County Indian baseball is off to a winning start in 2013, defeating Hart County 9-2 Wednesday evening in Hartwell. Stephens County broke open a close game, batting around in the top of the sixth inning, scoring six runs. The Indians rode a strong pitching performance from Austin Lord, striking out seven and...

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