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T-SC Chamber Issues Scam Alert

October 5, 2012

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is issuing a scam alert to its members. In an e-mail this week, the Chamber reported that it was notified that a company has been contacting Chamber members selling ads for a Stephens County map and saying it is for the Chamber. According to the Chamber, the company’s...

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Energy Efficient Sales Tax Holiday Underway

October 5, 2012

A sales tax holiday is set for this weekend in Georgia on purchases of WaterSense-labeled products and ENERGY STAR products. The sales tax holiday will start Friday, October 5 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. During the holiday, ENERGY STAR and WaterSense-labeled products with...

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Indians Off, Rebels Win

October 5, 2012

The Stephens County Indian football team is off this week after suffering its first loss of the 2012 season. Indians’ Defensive Ends Coach Kirk Rogers said that Stephens County has used the bye week to refocus with the goal of getting back on the winning track. “We are trying to get them to play...

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Franklin Passes Commission Spending Moratorium

October 5, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will be cracking down on future travel and travel expenses for county commissioners. At the Franklin County Commission meeting Monday, Commission Vice-Chair Clint Harper said the county is paying too much for commissioners attending seminars and meetings in other cities. Harper said one commissioner in particular,...

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Debate Over Charter Schools Amendment Continues

October 4, 2012

The debate over the charter schools amendment that will be on the ballot this November in Georgia continues. Tuesday, the Stephens County School System held a forum at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School on the amendment. Prior to the public forum, a similar presentation was held for...

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Stephens Co. Implementing Social Media Policy

October 4, 2012

Stephens County government is implementing a new policy to deal with the issue of social media. County Commissioners unanimously approved the new policy at their meeting last Tuesday, September 25. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the policy comes recommended by both the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal...

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Lavonia To Get New EMS Station

October 4, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia After years of waiting, Lavonia emergency service personnel will get a new EMS station. At Monday’s meeting, Franklin County commissioners came out of executive session and voted to accept the offer of three-quarters of an acre of land on Gerrard Road from the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority...

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Crossroads Receives AED From Hospital

October 4, 2012

New and potentially life-saving equipment is in place at Crossroads Success Academy thanks to a donation from the Stephens County Hospital Foundation. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, Crossroads Director Jerry Brown, and School System Nurse Supervisor Marie Brownlow recently accepted the donation of an automated external defibrillator, or AED device, to place at...

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NGTC Starting Quality Enhancement Plan

October 4, 2012

North Georgia Technical College is formally starting a five-year quality enhancement plan. It is part of requirements for reaffirmation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accreditation. Officials with North Georgia Tech said that the plan involves a college-wide focus on math achievement, including instituting a re-design of basic math...

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GSP To Hold Career Fair Next Month

October 4, 2012

The Georgia State Patrol will be hosting a career fair next month. It is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 9, at the Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville, 2000 Cleveland Highway, from 1-3 p.m. The patrol will be accepting applications for the 93rd Georgia State Patrol Trooper School. More information is...

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