Hartwell Enters Drought Level Two

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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia All three reservoirs in the Upper Savannah River basin are now in Drought Level 2 status. On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced all three lakes had entered Drought Level 2 when the level of the J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped to 323.97 feet above mean sea level. When one of the […]

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Gas Pipeline Expected Back Online Today

Colonial Pipeline said that it expects to re-start its pipeline today after a leak this month shut down the line, causing a gas crunch throughout the Southeast, including Toccoa. Tuesday, Colonial Pipeline announced that the bypass segment is complete and they are currently conducting structural integrity tests in advance of the line re-start today. The company said that once the […]

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SCHS Softball Falls to Jefferson

The Stephens County High School softball team sees its winning streak snapped. On Tuesday, the Lady Indians hosted Jefferson and were beaten by the Lady Dragons, 1-0, in a Region 8-AAAA game. Emma Whitfield pitched a complete game for Stephens County, allowing just one run and two hits, while striking out eight in taking the tough luck loss in the […]

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Toccoa Continues Planning on Street Project

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The city of Toccoa continues to work on plans for a street re-surfacing project next year. City commissioners discussed the latest on those plans with staff at a work session last week. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the Public Works Department has gone and put together a proposal right now that would take care of necessary work on […]

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Cross Country Running Through Season

Stephens County High School’s cross-country teams are in the midst of their schedules. Coach Chad Bridges appeared on last week’s episode of “Crunchtime” on WNEG to talk about how the team is doing so far this season. He says both the boys’ and the girls’ cross-country teams graduated a lot last year. As a result, Bridges said both the Indian […]

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NGTC Students Place in National SkillsUSA Competition

Four North Georgia Technical College students, including two from the Currahee Campus in Stephens County, are national medal winners after competing at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Championships held in Louisville, Ky, this summer. From the Currahee Campus, Industrial Systems Technology students Nathan Miller and Caleb Sowell competed as a team in the Robotics and Automation Technology contest and placed […]

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Red Cross Issues Call for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross said it is facing a critical blood shortage, with less than a five-day supply on hand at the current time. Red Cross officials said the agency strives to have a five-day blood supply at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that may require significant volumes of donated […]

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Habitat Holds Mortgage Burning

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Stephens County Habitat for Humanity celebrates with a new local homeowner as she pays off her home built through the organization. Saturday, Habitat for Humanity gathered at the home of Teresa Price on Sunset Road to hold a mortgage-burning ceremony. Price received a Habitat home back in the 1990s and has now paid off the mortgage more than a year […]

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