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Help Stamp Out Hunger Saturday in Stephens Co.

May 6, 2014

Local postal carriers are doing their part this weekend to help fight hunger in the area. The annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is this Saturday. Toccoa Letter Carrier Michael Waddell said all of the carriers in Toccoa, Eastanollee, and Martin will be collecting food this Saturday to benefit the community. “All the letter...

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Stephens Co. Special Olympic Spring Games Set For Friday

May 6, 2014

Stephens County’s Special Olympic athletes will take to the track later this week for their annual Spring Games. The 2014 Stephens County Special Olympic Spring Games are Friday at the Stephens County High School track in Toccoa. Stephens County Special Olympics Public Relations and Fundraising Chair Letty Beatty said everything will start at 9...

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Another Phone Scam Reported In Area

May 6, 2014

Even with tax season complete, telephone tax scams are apparently continuing. AM 630 WNEG has received a report that an area resident received a phone call on Friday from someone speaking with what was described as a “heavy accent” claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. According to the report, the caller tried...

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Martin Heading on Rehab Assignment

May 6, 2014

Ethan Martin is headed to Florida for a rehab assignment. The Clearwater Threshers announced via Twitter over the weekend that Martin would join the team on a rehab assignment. Clearwater is a Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Toccoa native has been on the disabled list since March due to right shoulder inflammation....

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NGTC Clarkesville Campus To Test Siren Today

May 5, 2014

North Georgia Technical College said it will start testing the siren/alert on its Clarkesville campus on a regular monthly schedule beginning later today. The test will take place today at noon and school officials say the siren will sound for 10 to 15 seconds. According to North Georgia Tech, if it is an actual...

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Indian Baseball Swept By Marist in Playoffs

May 2, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball season comes to a close. Region 6-AAAA champion Marist swept the visiting Indians in two straight games Friday in the first round of the state baseball playoffs. In the first game, Marist’s Chris McGrath singled to bring home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the...

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SCHS Academic Bowl Team Headed to Nationals

May 1, 2014

The Academic Bowl team at Stephens County High School is on track to head to a national competition later this year. Already this year, the team won a school record 13 matches, finished undefeated in its league, outscored league opponents by a 2 to 1 margin, and ended the year ranked third in state...

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New Superintendent Dorsey Set to Start Today

May 1, 2014

New Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey is expected to officially take over the post today. The Stephens County Board of Education hired Dorsey last month to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired in March. Dorsey’s contract begins today and runs through April 30, 2017. Under the terms of the deal, Dorsey will receive an...

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FCHS Student Wins Scholarship

April 30, 2014

A Franklin County High School student receives an award from the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Addie Thomason of Martin was one of four award winners announced recently. Thomason won the National Federal of Independent Business/McKee Foods Young Enterpreneur Award. The Young Entrepreneur Awards is a scholarship program designed to reward...

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Stephens Co. Mobile Home Taxes Due Thursday

April 29, 2014

Thursday, May 1 is the deadline to pay mobile home taxes in Stephens County. That is according to Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks. She said that those tax bills went out weeks ago and for those who do not pay on or by Thursday, there will be an immediate financial penalty. “Unlike property...

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