SCHS Principal Moving Back to Central Office Next Year

Stephens County High School will have a new principal in the coming year. On Friday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey confirmed that current High School Principal Sandy Steele would be transitioning to a new administrative position next year. According to Dorsey, that position will be within the school system’s Central Office as a director. Dorsey said the director position […]

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Windstream Announces President of Operations for Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Windstream will now have a new president of operations for Georgia. Last week, the telecommunications company announced they have named Jarrod (“J”) Berkshire to that position. Last month, Windstream officials announced they had created the position as a way to better focus on consumer relations in Georgia. In his new role, Berkshire will be […]

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Man Rescued From Clarkesville Tree

A man is okay after being rescued from a tree last week in Habersham County. It happened on Tuesday afternoon on the 200 block of Spring Street in Clarkesville. According to Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer, a man, whose identity was not released, was working to take down a tree and was climbing that tree and removing limbs as he […]

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Toccoa Reports Sanitary Sewer Spill

The city of Toccoa is reporting a sanitary sewer spill that took place over the weekend. City officials said that at about 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, city employees discovered a manhole near North Pond Street overflowing with the overflowing wastewater flowing into a small creek that serves as a tributary to Toccoa Creek. The employees said that the overflow lasted […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners have a regularly scheduled meeting set for later today. The city commission will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. As of now, there is not a lot on the agenda for today’s meeting. In addition to the normal time allowed for reports and the approval of the consent agenda, there is only one action […]

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Cash N Go Holds Ribbon Cutting

A new title pawn business opens in Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday for Cash N Go Title Pawn Centers. Branch Manager Steven Reed said that while Cash N Go has numerous locations elsewhere, this is the company’s first home in Georgia. “You must have a clear title to do business here,” said […]

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PTO Wants To Do Bullying Survey

Parents said recently they want to try and help do something about concerns they have surrounding bullying and behavior in the Stephens County school system. Becky Hewitt, the chairperson of the Fifth Grade Academy Parent Teacher Organization, spoke to the Stephens County Board of Education at its meeting earlier this month. She said that she and many other parents are […]

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February Unemployment Numbers Released

Stephens County shows mixed results on the unemployment front in February. According to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 6.2 percent in February. That is up three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised January rate of 5.9 percent. However, this February’s unemployment rate in Stephens County is a […]

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IRS Has Millions in Unclaimed Refunds

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Refunds totaling $950 million may be waiting for an estimated one million taxpayers in the nation who did not file a federal income tax return for 2012. In Georgia, over $29 million in unclaimed refunds awaits 34,300 individuals. However, to collect the money, a return for 2012 must be filed with the IRS no […]

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