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Land Use Plan Headed to Public in Stephens Co.

February 5, 2014
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Stephens  County is putting its proposed Land Use Plan out to the public. Tuesday, the Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee met to review the 58-page proposal once more and set up times for the public to ask questions and make comments. The plan sets up zoning classifications such as agricultural residential, agricultural business,...

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Stephens Co. Holds STAR Student, Teacher Reception

February 5, 2014
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Stephens Co. Holds STAR Student, Teacher Reception

Stephens County officially recognizes this year’s STAR student and star teacher. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Stephens County School System held the annual STAR Student and STAR Teacher reception at Stephens County High School on Tuesday. This year’s STAR Student is Connor Roberts.  He is the son of Barry and Lynn...

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Middle Schoolers Attend Career Fair

February 5, 2014
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8th graders at Stephens County Middle School are getting a chance to take in information about their futures. The Middle School 8th graders visited Stephens County High School on Tuesday for a tour and a career fair in the high school’s Currahee Arena. Stephens County Middle School Graduation Coach Renee Herron said that the...

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Testimony Ongoing in Jonathan Ayers Civil Trial

February 5, 2014
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Testimony in the civil trial in the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is expected to continue today. Tuesday, Chance Oxner took the stand in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. He was one of the agents with the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team involved in the September 2009 incident...

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SCHS Sweeps Monroe Area in Region Basketball

February 5, 2014
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Lexie Cash scored 12 of her 14 points in the first period to help lead the Stephens County Lady Indians to a 45-29 win Tuesday over Monroe Area in region girls’ basketball at the Currahee Arena. Mya Cleveland and Emily Mote each chipped in eight points for Stephens County. The win was the third...

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TAVT Opt-in Deadline Approaching

February 4, 2014
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Time is running out for eligible vehicle owners to “opt in” to the state’s Title Ad Valorem Tax, or TAVT. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said those who bought vehicles in 2012 or between January 1 and February 28, 2013 are eligible to opt that vehicle in to the TAVT system and no...

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Two to Run in Special Election

February 4, 2014
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Two candidates will run in the special election this March to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Qualifying wrapped up Monday at noon. Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe were the only two candidates to qualify for the seat. Grafton, 31, is a...

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Civil Trial Underway in 2009 Shooting Death of Lavonia Pastor

February 4, 2014
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The trial over a civil suit filed in the death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is underway in Gainesville. Opening statements took place Monday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville before Judge Richard W. Story. The Rev. Ayers was shot at a Toccoa gas station in September 2009 by NCIS Drug Team Officer...

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Shelter Board Meets, Discusses Budget

February 4, 2014
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Officials from the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter continue to work with city and county officials on the shelter’s budget for both the rest of this fiscal year and the next. The shelter board met on Monday at ToccoaCity Hall. Last month, the shelter board requested that Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts put...

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SCMS Basketball Update

February 4, 2014
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The Stephens County Middle School 8th grade boys’ basketball team will play tonight for a conference championship. The 8th grade Rebel boys beat Madison County 36-26 on Saturday in the conference semi-finals to advance to the title game. DeUndra Singleton had 11 points and Montavius Thornton added eight points for the Rebels. The 8th...

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