Stephens Co. Schools Get Four Stars

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A state rating gives all Stephens County schools four stars. Last week, the Georgia Department of Education released its 2015 School Climate Star Ratings. The ratings are based on survey results and data from the 2014-2015 school year. State education officials said that the school climate refers to the quality and character of school life, or the “culture” of a […]

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Road Work Continuing on Rock Creek

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Motorists using part of Rock Creek Road in Stephens County should again be aware of continuing road work today. Monday, county road crews began some extensive work on Rock Creek Road, starting at East Silver Shoals Road and going for two miles heading back towards town. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that crews are doing some tar and gravel […]

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Georgia Marks National Fishing and Boating Week

State wildlife officials are urging people to get out and fish and boat this week. June 4 to June 12 is National Fishing and Boating Week, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. National Fishing and Boating Week began in 1979 as National Fishing Week and was created to recognize the tradition of fishing, to broaden […]

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Franklin Co. BOC Tables Social Host Ordinance

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners say they don’t know when, if ever, they will consider a request to institute a social host ordinance. At its work session last week, the Franklin County Commission was basically mum on a request for an update on the issue from Carmen Westbrook, Community Involvement Specialist for the non-profit group, Hearts […]

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Rookie League Baseball Wins District Title

The Toccoa Rookie League baseball All-Stars win a district championship. Monday, Toccoa beat Habersham in the district championship game, 12-10, in Rabun County. Toccoa won five straight games in the tournament after losing to Habersham early on, coming back through the elimination bracket to claim the district crown. They join the Toccoa Rookie League softball All-Stars in winning district titles […]

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All-Region Baseball Team Announced

A number of Stephens County Indian baseball players earn all-region honors. The Region 8-AAAA All-Region baseball team was announced last week. No Indians made the first team. However, four Stephens County players made the second team, according to a report from www.accessnorthga.com. They are pitcher Zach Boyd, middle infielder Kooper Briley, corner infielder Dylan Simpson, and outfielder Jacob Haddock. The […]

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Wayfinding Signage Going Up in Downtown Toccoa

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New signage around the Toccoa area will seek to point people towards downtown. Main Street Toccoa is currently in the midst of constructing wayfinding signage for downtown in seven different locations around Toccoa. Funding for the signage came through a grant for Tourism Product Development from the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Toccoa Main Street Director Connie Tabor said the […]

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Nifco KTW Moving Along on Construction, Says SCDA

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Progress continues towards getting German-based automotive parts supplier NIFCO KTW up and operating in Stephens County. The Stephens County Development Authority said that the company received the Certificate of Occupancy for its building last Thursday. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that the new building in the Hayestone-Brady Business Park on Highway 17 that will house NIFCO KTW’s U.S. […]

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Toccoa Rookie League All-Stars Performing Well

One Toccoa Rookie League All-Star team wins a district title, while a second one plays for a title tonight. Friday night, the Toccoa Rookie League softball All-Stars beat Hart 18-11 in Rabun County to win the Rookie League softball district championship after going through the tournament undefeated. Moving to Rookie League baseball, there will be a winner-take-all title game tonight […]

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SCHS Teacher Chosen For State Committee

A Stephens County High School teacher will serve on a committee created by Governor Nathan Deal. Tamera Cash was chosen to serve on the Teacher Advisory Committee, which the governor says will review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission in order to provide feedback and guidance to Deal, legislators and policy-makers. The committee is chaired by Rep. Amy Carter, […]

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