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Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

The Swap Shop airs Monday-Saturday from 8:30 am until 9:00 am 630 AM WNEG. Here’s how to get on the show: Our phone lines are open from 8:30 am until 9:00 am. The number to call is 706-886-1551. You can also email to wneg@windstream.net Fax items to 706-282-0189 Mail to Swap Shop, P.O. Box...

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Stephens Co. School System Could See Drop in Credit Rating

December 15, 2014

Financial problems that turned up earlier this year in the Stephens County school system continue to have repercussions. Last week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that he had talked with Standard and Poor’s Rating Service about the school system’s credit rating. Currently, Dorsey said the rating is an A-. He said, however,...

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School Board Still Looking at Lease for Old Toccoa HS Gym

December 15, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education could make a decision this week on what to do with a long-term lease request. In October, Evan Oglesby appeared before the school board and requested a 99-year lease of the old Toccoa High School gym on Pond Street in Toccoa. Currently, Oglesby has a lease with the...

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William Tucker Retiring from Ga. Dept. of Veterans Services

December 15, 2014

Local and state officials turn out to recognize a local man for his service to veterans. William Tucker is retiring from his position with the Georgia Department of Veterans’ Services. He has worked out of the local office, serving Stephens and surrounding counties for 15 years. On Friday, a reception was held in Tucker’s...

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Toccoa Commissioners Meeting Today

December 15, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will wrap up their calendar year later today. The city commission is set to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. Today’s meeting is the final scheduled meeting for the city commission for 2014. Leading today’s agenda are two alcohol beverage control items. First, city commissioners will deal with...

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Northern Circuit Judge Retiring

December 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search is on for a new Superior Court Judge in the Northern Judicial District, now that Superior Court Judge John H. Bailey has announced his retirement. Judge Bailey is retiring effective January 1. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been accepting nominations of persons to fill Judge Bailey’s vacancy...

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Indian Boys Win Third Straight; Lady Indians Fall at Franklin Co.

December 13, 2014

The Indian boys’ basketball team uses a second half run to pull away and pick up its third straight win. Stephens County outscored Franklin County 36-15 in the second half on the way to a 64-38 win in Carnesville Saturday. Four Indians scored in double figures. Nunu Walker and Tay Jones each had 13...

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SCHS Splits With Chestatee

December 13, 2014

Stephens County splits a pair of close finishes at Chestatee. The Indians and Lady Indians’ games Friday night at Chestatee High School both came down to the final second. In the girls’ game, referees called a foul with three-tenths of a second to go when Emily Mote blocked a three-point shot by Chestatee’s Stephanie...

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Kokoon Homes Has Ribbon Cutting

December 12, 2014
Kokoon Homes Has Ribbon Cutting

A local business shows off its newest product. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday at its offices for Kokoon Homes of Toccoa. Kokoon was unveiling its newest product, the “Kokoon Kompak.” Kokoon Homes Owner Dave Rades said the “Kokoon Kompak” is a miniature house that can be moved from...

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Stephens BOE Keeps Looking at Cannery

December 12, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is still working through what to do about the cannery and its financial situation. School board members discussed it on Thursday at their work session. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says further investigations showed both additional revenues and expenditures in the cannery, increasing the financial deficit over...

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