Collins Concerned About “Orphan Counties” On TV Front

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins said he will pursue a legislative soultion to the issue of orphan counties when it comes to television media markets. The 9th District has counties bordering another state that are in that state’s media market, not Georgia’s Stephens County is one example, being in Georgia but considered in the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina media market […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Amends 2014-2015 School Calendar

The Stephens County Board of Education amends its school calendar to account for nine calendar reduction days. Stephens County School Board members approved the calendar unanimously at its called meeting on Friday. The changes are as follows: August 4 — NO LONGER A PRE-PLANNING DAY October 10 — NOW A STUDENT AND STAFF HOLIDAY January 5 — NOW A STUDENT […]

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Ben Cleveland Verbally Commits to UGA For Football

Stephens County High School Junior Offensive Tackle Ben Cleveland has verbally committed to play college football at the University of Georgia. Cleveland made the announcement Saturday night, announcing on Twitter that it “feels great to officially be a Georgia bulldog.” According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the commitment came after a UGA prospect camp on Friday. Cleveland is a 6-7, […]

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Ricoh USA Holds Ribbon Cutting

A company expands its sales into Stephens County. Ricoh USA held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room on Thursday. Eric Tymchuk is with Ricoh USA out of Gainesville. He said his sales people are now covering the Toccoa area. Tymchuk said Ricoh offers more for businesses than just computers and printers. […]

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DOT Announces Area Road Work

The Georgia Department of Transportation said a crew will be spraying overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 365 in Stephens County this week. The DOT said the shoulder will be closed as the work in Stephens County occurs. Elsewhere, a crew in Franklin County will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside State Routes 174 and 51. […]

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Mobile Training Unit In Toccoa Today

The Georgia Mountains Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will stop in Toccoa today. It will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on West Savannah Street in Toccoa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The mobile unit is an extension of the state’s one-stop workforce delivery system. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission said the mobile unit provides computer/Internet access that […]

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Stephens Co. BOE To Officially Set Millage Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to take a vote to officially set its millage rate at a called meeting this morning. Stephens County school board members are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road to vote on the millage rate. Before the 8:30 a.m. called meeting, the school board […]

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Early Voting for Run-off Ends Today

Early voting concludes today in Stephens County and across Georgia for the primary run-off election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said there have not been any problems through the early voting period, but notes turnout has remained low. “We are still asking people to come in,” said Kelley. “Today is the last day. If you do not come in by […]

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