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September is National Literacy Month

September 10, 2013

September is National Literacy Month and the Toccoa-Stephens County Literacy Council is using this month to call more attention to the issue locally. Literacy Center Director Robyn Bush said that illiteracy is an issue that both StephensCounty and the whole country are dealing with. “On average, the National Literacy Council figures that on average,...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

September 10, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to gather for a regularly scheduled work session and business meeting this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin with a work session on agenda items. Immediately following the conclusion of...

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DOT Announces Road Work

September 10, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will trim and remove vegetation this week from a number of state routes in StephensCounty and northeast Georgia. According to the DOT, crews will work on State Routes 63 and 184 in StephensCounty, as well as State Route 320 in FranklinCounty and State Route 15/U.S. Highway 441...

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TFC Reports Enrollment Gain

September 10, 2013

Classes are underway at Toccoa Falls College and this year’s class is the largest in a few years. School officials said that Toccoa Falls College welcomed the largest first-year class since 2007 when new students arrived to campus for orientation on Tuesday, August 20. Toccoa Falls College President Robert M. Myers joined a group...

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City of Toccoa Gives Website a Facelift

September 9, 2013

The city of Toccoa is unveiling a new look online. Recently, the city re-did and updated its official website at www.cityoftoccoa.com. Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa helped work on the new website and said that while the address remains the same, the new site provides better accessibility to some of the site’s more...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

September 9, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to hold a work session and a regularly scheduled meeting today. First, city commissioners are scheduled to hold a work session at 3 p.m. Following that 3 p.m. work session, city commissioners will meet for their first regularly scheduled monthly meeting for September at 5 p.m. today. This will...

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Indians Beat Raiders in Battle of Currahee Mtn.

September 9, 2013

A big first-half propels the Stephens County Indian football team to a 2-0 start on the season. The Indians scored 35 first-half points on their way to a 49-14 win over Habersham Central Friday night at Raider Stadium in Mount Airy. Stephens County Head Coach Travis Noland said he felt the team took a...

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SCMS Football Now 2-0

September 9, 2013

The Stephens County Middle School Rebel football team is also 2-0 on the season. Saturday, the Rebels defeated Elbert County at The Reservation, 40-0. The Rebels would take a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter on touchdown runs by Hassan Brown and Brandon Wheeler. Stephens County would add three more touchdown...

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Hunter Education Courses Available

September 9, 2013

With deer season approaching, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering opportunities for those who need the hunter education course. Officials with the Georgia DNR said the department offers two ways to make that happen.  Those are an 8-hour online course followed by a 2-hour review or the 10-hour traditional classroom course.  The...

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Franklin Co. Commission Debating Expense Reporting

September 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners cannot seem to come to a decision on whether to include an extra line item detailing their expenses on the county manager’s monthly financial report. Last fall, the Franklin County Commission put a moratorium on travel expenses charged to the county after it was noted...

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