Coan Wins Second Gold

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McKenzie Coan is golden once again. The Clarkesville native won her second gold medal of the 2016 Rio Paralympics on Wednesday, taking first place in the women’s S7 400-meter freestyle. Coan crossed the line in 5 minutes, 5.77 seconds. She won the race by 12.43 seconds over the silver medalist, fellow American Cortney Jordan. Jordan and Coan are actually training […]

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Broadband Internet Meeting Today in Stephens Co.

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A group of state legislators will be in Stephens County today talking broadband Internet. The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting today at 1 p.m. at the North Georgia Technical College Currahee Campus in Toccoa. This is the group’s second meeting after it was created through a Senate Resolution. It […]

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Stephens Co. Company Getting CDBG Grant

A government grant will help a local company get off the ground. Recently, Governor Nathan Deal announced that Stephens County received a $340,000 Community Development Block Grant. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said the grant is actually for Southeast Metals and Recycling, which is looking to locate and open in the old WABCO building on U.S. Highway […]

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TV Premiere Date Set for Heritage Falls

A premiere date on TV has been officially set for “Heritage Falls,” the movie filmed primarily in Stephens County. INSP has announced that “Heritage Falls” will premiere exclusively on the INSP Network on Sunday, October 16 at 8 p.m. The network’s Senior Vice President of Programming, Doug Butts, said that they are very excited to debut the film. Referencing the […]

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Hart Co. Schools Developing App

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Need to know how your child is doing in school? Well, Hart County parents now have an app for that. The new app will allow them to keep better track of their student’s progress in the classroom as well as any activities or issues at their school. At its meeting Monday night, the Hart […]

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County Gets Update on LOST, SPLOST Collections

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Stephens County gets a first look at some of its Fiscal Year 2016 financial numbers. At Tuesday’s meeting, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers went over Local Option Sales Tax and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax collection figures with the county commissioners. Ayers said that both the LOST and the SPLOST collections seem to be holding steady. “Our Local Option […]

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Morse Gives Update on City Projects

Work is underway on the expansion of sewer lines along the Toccoa By-pass. That was the word Monday from Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse, who updated city commissioners on a host of projects. Morse said that crews are making progress on much of the preliminary work. “They have done some clearing of a route for the water and sewer lines,” […]

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Lady Indian Softball Wins Seventh Straight

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Stephens County High School softball gets a big Region 8-AAAA win on the road. Tuesday, the Lady Indians traveled to Danielsville to take on Madison County and came away with a 4-0 win. This win avenges the only loss on Stephens County’s record, as Madison County had previously beaten the Lady Indians last month. At the plate, Brynn Roberts went […]

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