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USDA To Conduct Survey in Ga., Neighboring States

June 1, 2015

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend the first two weeks of this month surveying thousands of farmers in Georgia and surrounding states to gain insight on the year in agriculture. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, or NASS, will survey farmers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida to get a...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Out for April

May 29, 2015

The latest figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show a drop in Stephens County’s unemployment rate in April. According to those numbers, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.5 percent in April. That is four-tenths of a percentage point lower than the revised rate for March, which was 6.9 percent, and...

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Stephens Co. To Mark Memorial Day Saturday

May 29, 2015

Stephens County’s annual Memorial Day observance is coming up Saturday in Toccoa. The Toccoa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4346, American Legion Post 104, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1303 are hosting this year’s ceremony on Saturday at the VFW Post on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. It will start at 11 a.m. Saturday....

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AM 630 WNEG Names Active Senior of Year

May 29, 2015
AM 630 WNEG Names Active Senior of Year

AM 630 WNEG names our Active Senior of the Year. Thursday, Emily Cash was named the Active Senior of the Year at the WNEG Senior Expo on Thursday at the Rose Lane Recreation Complex. Cash said she is honored to win the award. “I feel like I am not worthy, but thank you so...

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Non-Profit Holding Benefit Concert on Saturday

May 29, 2015

A non-profit organization will hold a benefit concert this weekend in downtown Toccoa. The organization is called “HEAL,” or “Helping Enable Another’s Life.” Executive Director Debra Fine said the goal of “HEAL” is to help veterans and soldiers returning from the battlefield integrate back into society. “The hopes are to be able to bring...

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FCSO Remembers Deputy Cruz Thomas on Anniversary of Death

May 29, 2015

Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies pay tribute to a fallen comrade over the Memorial Day holiday by doing what they believe he would have done. Last Thursday was the one year anniversary of the death of Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. Thomas said the day was...

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Royston Says ‘No’ To Closing Railroad Crossings

May 29, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston is saying, “no” to a demand by Hartwell Railroad officials to close four railroad crossings through the center of town. Hartwell Railroad wants to close the crossings at SR17/Lee St., Bowers St., Carlton St. and Tony Jones St. All four crossings run through the...

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Stephens Co. Convenience Sites To Remain Unchanged

May 28, 2015

Stephens County will not make any changes to its trash convenience sites. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers made that announcement Wednesday. Ayers said that the commission had considered holding a town hall meeting to gauge opinion on changing how the county operates its convenience sites. Possibilities had including closing some convenience sites or privatizing their...

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Stephens Gets “Blue Star”

May 28, 2015
Stephens Gets “Blue Star”

Stephens County gets a blue star. Wednesday, local officials and others gathered in front of the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa to unveil and dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker in Toccoa and Stephens County. The Blue Star Memorial Marker program honors veterans and current and future members of the Armed Forces by...

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Dorsey Thanks Community For Help With School System Move

May 28, 2015

School officials said a lot of progress has been made on the moving of classrooms throughout the Stephens County school system to ready for the re-structuring that will be in effect in the Fall. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that last Thursday and Friday following the end of school for students, the...

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