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Land Use Into Second Year in Stephens Co.

April 9, 2015

Land use is into its second year of existence in Stephens County. The Stephens County Commission passed a land use ordinance in March 2014 by a 4-1 vote and implementation began immediately after. One year in, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the administration of that ordinance has gone well overall. She said...

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Indians Sweep War Eagles

April 9, 2015

A second strong offensive performance propels Stephens County to a sweep of Chestatee. Wednesday, the Indians went on the road and used a six-run third inning as a springboard to an 11-1, five-inning win over the War Eagles in Region 8-AAAA baseball play. Leading 2-1 after two innings, Stephens County sent ten men to...

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NGTC Seeking Award Nominations

April 9, 2015

North Georgia Technical College is currently seeking nominations for its annual Alumni Awards. The school holds its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting on June 13 at the school’s Clarkesville campus. Nominations are currently being sought for those to be recognized in the categories of Young Alumni, Career Achievement, and Hall of Fame...

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Grant Money To Help Area Recreation Projects

April 8, 2015

Area projects get some help thanks to some grant money. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that the U.S. Forest Service Panther Creek Trail in Stephens and Habersham counties has received a $77,000 grant. Panther Creek was one of 27 projects across the state to receive a total of $2.5 million in...

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Nobody Hurt in Accident at Toccoa Clinic Tuesday

April 8, 2015
Nobody Hurt in Accident at Toccoa Clinic Tuesday

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said nobody was hurt after an accident Tuesday morning at the Toccoa Clinic apparently left a car up against the canopy entrance. The accident occurred at about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Clinic on Big A Road. As a result of the accident, a vehicle ended up going over...

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Great American Cleanup Starting in Stephens Co.

April 8, 2015

Volunteers are taking time starting this month for some spring cleaning across Stephens County. It is time once again for the annual Great American Cleanup. The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide event in its 17th year that brings volunteers together to remove litter and debris, clean up waterways, reduce waste, and educate people...

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Indians Blank War Eagles in Region 8-AAAA Baseball

April 8, 2015

The Stephens County Indian baseball team gets back above .500 in region play. Tuesday, Tristen Powell tossed a five-hitter and the Indians got 13 hits as a team on the way to a 7-0 win over the Chestatee War Eagles at the Reservation. Powell struck out three and walked just one in going the...

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NGTC AC Tech Program Re-accredited

April 8, 2015
NGTC AC Tech Program Re-accredited

North Georgia Technical College’s Air Conditioning Technology program receives re-accreditation. The re-accreditation was completed successfully last month. It was conducted by HVAC Excellence, an affiliate of the ESCO Group. According to North Georgia Technical College, HVAC Excellence is a not-for-profit organization created in 1994 to improve the technical workforce of the Heating, Ventilation, Air...

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Police Blotter

April 8, 2015

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a recent burglary at a home on a private drive off of Rock Creek Road. Authorities were called to the residence last Thursday, April 2. The victim told the deputy that it appeared as if someone had broken into the residence forcibly and stolen several...

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Drug Dealer in Franklin Co. Sentenced

April 8, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A repeat drug offender is off the streets of Franklin County. On Monday, 37-year old Chad Ashley Jacobs of Royston pleaded guilty to possession of more than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Jacobs is a repeat offender who was sentenced without...

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