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Accident Friday Afternoon on Hwy. 17

August 1, 2014

One woman was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a multiple vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Stephens County. The accident occurred during the 2 p.m. hour Friday on Highway 17 in front of the BBQ Shack. It reportedly involved two vehicles. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says one person involved in the accident...

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More Beams Going Up Next Week at New SR 17 Bridge

August 1, 2014
More Beams Going Up Next Week at New SR 17 Bridge

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to raise and set more beams for the new State Route 17 bridge at the Franklin-Stephens County line next week. DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said if weather cooperates, 20 more beams will go up between Wednesday, August 6 and Saturday, August 9. “There are two parallel structures,” said...

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Franklin Co. Resident New GSP Commander

August 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County resident will now command the Georgia State Patrol. Tommy Waldrop of Canon was recently promoted to the rank of Major and named the new Commander of the Georgia State Patrol. Waldrop said he is excited about his new responsibilities in Atlanta. “It will definitely be a...

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El Potrero Holds Ribbon Cutting

August 1, 2014
El Potrero Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new Mexican restaurant celebrates its start. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday for El Potrero Mexican Restaurant in Toccoa. Pedro Guadarama is one of the owners of El Potrero. “Every day, we have different specials,” said Guadarama. “This is authentic and original Mexican food.” El Potrero...

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Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign Starting

August 1, 2014

The annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign starts up today. In partnership with the Lake Hartwell Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the 34th annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign from today through September 20. During the cleanup campaign, the Corps says volunteers like scout groups, civic clubs, subdivision residents, businesses, families and...

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State School Superintendent Recount Complete; No Change to Stephens Total

August 1, 2014

Richard Woods remains the winner in the Republican run-off for Georgia State School Superintendent following a recount. The recount that took place Thursday across Georgia showed that Woods defeated Mike Buck still by about 700 votes The AJC reports that Buck gained just one vote in the recount from the original vote count on...

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Ga. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

August 1, 2014

Georgia shoppers will get a break on some sales tax this weekend as children get ready to head back to school. The annual Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday in Georgia is today and Saturday. During the sales tax holiday, shoppers get a break on paying sales tax on school supplies bought for non-commercial use as...

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Police Blotter

August 1, 2014

The Toccoa Police Department responded to Stancil Drive on Monday in reference to a reported theft. A man told police that he had been on vacation the previous week and noticed upon returning that the battery and battery box on his RV had been stolen. The report states that the RV was parked in...

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Bailey Retiring as T-SC Chamber President

July 31, 2014

Stephens County is starting the search for a new Chamber of Commerce President. Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber President Wendi Bailey announced this week that she is retiring from the position. Bailey said it has been a great career at the Chamber. But she said it is time for a new chapter. “We have done a...

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Ga. First Lady Visits Toccoa

July 31, 2014
Ga. First Lady Visits Toccoa

Georgia’s First Lady stops in Toccoa. Sandra Deal paid a visit Wednesday to the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Deal’s visit was part of promoting the Summer Food Service Program in Georgia. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the state. It makes sure children in Georgia...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • September 15, 2014LeTourneau WABCO Employee Reunion
  • October 1, 2014drive-thru flu clinic
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