Stephens Co. BOE To Meet Today

The Stephens County Board of Education meets later today for a regularly scheduled business meeting. That meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the school system’s Administrative Offices on Big A School Road in Toccoa. Items on the agenda include consideration of approval of a Pre-K start date for 2017, consideration of the 2018-2019 calendar, and an analysis of the […]

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State Ag Officials Survey Crop Damage

State officials look at damage done to crops by last week’s freezing temperatures. Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black joined House Ag Committee Chair Tom McCall late last week to survey the damage to fruit and vegetable crops from freezing temperatures that hit the state on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16. The extreme temperatures were felt border to border, […]

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NGTC Offers Dan Dixon Scholarship

North Georgia Technical College honors a long-time teacher with a scholarship in his honor. The school recently celebrated the life of Dan Dixon with his family and friends as a scholarship to the NGTC Foundation was created in his memory. Dixon taught masonry at the college for 30 years, and hundreds of students have enjoyed successful careers because of his […]

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Indians End Non-Region Baseball With Win

The Stephens County Indians wrapped up the non-region portion of their baseball schedule with a 6-4 win over Prince Avenue Christian Friday at the Reservation. Dawson Sorrells picked up the win in relief of starter Davis Swenson, who went the first four innings, giving up three runs and striking out three.  Sorrells now has five of the Indians’ 10 wins […]

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January Unemployment Numbers Out for Stephens Co.

Stephens County sees some mixed numbers on the unemployment front to start 2017. According to numbers released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate in January was 6.1 percent. That is up three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised December rate and up two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate in […]

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No Voting Today in E-SPLOST Election

Just a reminder … there is no voting today for the E-SPLOST special election referendum in Stephens County. Early voting ended on Friday afternoon at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office in downtown Toccoa. Election Day is tomorrow and for that, voting will move to the Stephens County Senior Center on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Polls tomorrow at the Senior Center […]

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Public Meetings To Be Held on Shoreline Management Plan

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District wants to hear from property owners around Lake Hartwell regarding its proposed new shoreline management plan. The shoreline management plan provides guidance and information for Corps managers and the public on managing the reservoir’s shoreline and adjacent public lands and waters controlled by the project. It also […]

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Toccoa Little League Season Starts

Toccoa Little League starts up another season. Opening Day festivities took place Saturday, followed by the first day of games. Teams for divisions from Rookie League Softball and Baseball all the way up through Major League Softball and Baseball marched from downtown Toccoa, up Doyle Street to the Doyle Street Park. There, they were introduced and lined the field. Honored […]

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