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Stephens Co. Wins 2-1 in 10 Innings

March 16, 2015

The Stephens County Indians open Region 8-AAAA baseball play with a win. In a game with twists and turns befitting Friday the 13th, Stephens County threw out the tying run at the plate twice, including to end the game, to beat White County, 2-1, Friday night in Cleveland. Scoreless through nine innings, the Indians...

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No Serious Injuries in Lunchtime Wreck

March 16, 2015

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said nobody was seriously hurt in a multi-vehicle accident Friday on Big A Road. The accident reportedly happened around lunch time and involved three vehicles. Jarrell said medical units were called to the scene, but adds there were no serious injuries.

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Two Teens Killed in White Co. Wreck

March 16, 2015

Two teens are dead after a weekend automobile accident in White County, according to media reports. Accessnorthga.com reported that the two teens, both of Cleveland, were killed in an accident on Gene Nix Road. That is west of Cleveland. The Georgia State Patrol post in Gainesville told accessnorthga.com that troopers are not sure when...

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TFC, Toccoa Elementary Expanding Partnership

March 13, 2015

Toccoa Elementary School and Toccoa Falls College are entering into an agreement looking to expand their partnership. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously approved a Professional Development School Pilot Agreement between the elementary school and the college. TFC Professor Carrie Ryan said under the agreement, one of her classes would be housed...

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Unemployment Up in January in Stephens Co.

March 13, 2015

Stephens County sees a jump in unemployment to start the New Year. According to figures for January released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate for the month of January of 7.2 percent. That represents a three-tenth of a percentage point jump from December’s revised rate...

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Body Found At Lake Hartwell Confirmed As Missing Kayaker

March 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The body of a man pulled from Lake Hartwell last Sunday has been positively identified as that of a missing kayaker from South Carolina. Late Wednesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulghum reported that an autopsy confirmed it was the body of 64-year-old Brady...

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Coroner Appointed to Committee

March 13, 2015

Stephens County Coroner Chris Stephens will represent the state’s coroners on a committee being formed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers informed county commissioners of the news at their meeting on Tuesday. “He is been asked to serve by the GBI on a committee and represent the Georgia Coroner’s Association...

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Transportation Funding Bill Draws Attention From Counties

March 13, 2015

Today is Crossover Day at the Georgia General Assembly. By the end of today, a bill must pass either the State House or State Senate to have a chance of being passed this year. One bill that has already passed that has drawn a lot of attention is House Bill 170, the Transportation Funding...

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NGTC Forms Partnership To Help Foundation Lending Library

March 13, 2015

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation is working with an organization in an effort to re-use old books. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation began a partnership with Better World Books, providing another opportunity for anyone in the area looking for a way to repurpose old books and other forms of literature. School...

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Renovations Planned in Stephens Co. Government Building

March 12, 2015

Stephens County is planning renovations for the downstairs area of the Stephens County Government Building. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers detailed the changes to county commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday. She said the changes start with a move for the office of Stephens County Probate Judge Glenda Ernest from her current location in the...

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