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Another Phone Scam Reported In Area

May 6, 2014

Even with tax season complete, telephone tax scams are apparently continuing. AM 630 WNEG has received a report that an area resident received a phone call on Friday from someone speaking with what was described as a “heavy accent” claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. According to the report, the caller tried...

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Martin Heading on Rehab Assignment

May 6, 2014

Ethan Martin is headed to Florida for a rehab assignment. The Clearwater Threshers announced via Twitter over the weekend that Martin would join the team on a rehab assignment. Clearwater is a Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Toccoa native has been on the disabled list since March due to right shoulder inflammation....

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NGTC Clarkesville Campus To Test Siren Today

May 5, 2014

North Georgia Technical College said it will start testing the siren/alert on its Clarkesville campus on a regular monthly schedule beginning later today. The test will take place today at noon and school officials say the siren will sound for 10 to 15 seconds. According to North Georgia Tech, if it is an actual...

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Indian Baseball Swept By Marist in Playoffs

May 2, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball season comes to a close. Region 6-AAAA champion Marist swept the visiting Indians in two straight games Friday in the first round of the state baseball playoffs. In the first game, Marist’s Chris McGrath singled to bring home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the...

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SCHS Academic Bowl Team Headed to Nationals

May 1, 2014

The Academic Bowl team at Stephens County High School is on track to head to a national competition later this year. Already this year, the team won a school record 13 matches, finished undefeated in its league, outscored league opponents by a 2 to 1 margin, and ended the year ranked third in state...

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New Superintendent Dorsey Set to Start Today

May 1, 2014

New Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey is expected to officially take over the post today. The Stephens County Board of Education hired Dorsey last month to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired in March. Dorsey’s contract begins today and runs through April 30, 2017. Under the terms of the deal, Dorsey will receive an...

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FCHS Student Wins Scholarship

April 30, 2014

A Franklin County High School student receives an award from the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Addie Thomason of Martin was one of four award winners announced recently. Thomason won the National Federal of Independent Business/McKee Foods Young Enterpreneur Award. The Young Entrepreneur Awards is a scholarship program designed to reward...

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Stephens Co. Mobile Home Taxes Due Thursday

April 29, 2014

Thursday, May 1 is the deadline to pay mobile home taxes in Stephens County. That is according to Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks. She said that those tax bills went out weeks ago and for those who do not pay on or by Thursday, there will be an immediate financial penalty. “Unlike property...

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Franklin Co. Gets Money for Sewer Expansion

April 29, 2014
Franklin Co. Gets Money for Sewer Expansion

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local leaders in Franklin County say they hope the planned installation of a new sewer line along the I-85 corridor will be an answer to the county’s economic prayers. Recently, Franklin County and the City of Carnesville received a USDA loan and grant package in the amount of...

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Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

April 29, 2014
Power House For Kids Plants Pinwheel Garden

Power House for Kids is calling attention to the problem of child abuse this month. Earlier this month, the organization planted a pinwheel garden in front of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The organization said 264 pinwheels were planted to represent the 264 cases of child abuse in Stephens, Habersham, and...

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