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Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Being Heard in Atlanta

May 13, 2014

The hearing on Wilbros’ appeal of an EPD administrative order calling on the facility to shut down is underway. That hearing began Monday in the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings in Atlanta. Wilbros received the hearing after challenging the administrative order that the state’s Environmental Protection Division issued in January. The EPD stated...

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Franklin Co. Commission Tables Jail Funding Decision

May 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Commissioners in Franklin County are putting off a decision on how to fund a proposed jail expansion until after a detailed budget review. Franklin County is considering adding a four-pod, 96 bed extension to its current detention center to house non-violent offenders and women at a proposed cost...

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Top Five Banquet at SCHS Tonight

May 13, 2014

Just a reminder, tonight’s annual Top Five Banquet is at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the Top Five program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. The Toccoa Rotary Club sponsors the Top Five banquet each year. It honors the...

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Chamber Looks Ahead to New Year

May 12, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the year ahead. Last Thursday at its annual meeting, the Chamber heard from both Current Chamber Board Chair Brian Akin, whose term ends on June 30 and Incoming Board Chair Greg Roach, who begins his year as chair on July 1. Akin said it has...

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Stephens Co. Special Olympics Holds Spring Games

May 12, 2014

Stephens County Special Olympics holds its annual Spring Games. The annual event took place Friday at the Stephens County High School track. Local Special Olympics Coordinator Kevin Phillips said everything went well and the athletes had a great time. “The rain did hold off,” said Phillips. “Everything seems to be going good. We had...

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SCHS Football Spring Practice Starts Today

May 12, 2014

The Stephens County High School football team is starting spring practice today. New Head Coach Frank Barden will lead the Indians in the first of 10 practices later today. Barden said he is excited to get onto the field. “We will just get out there just find some kids that play hard and do...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Tuesday, Not Today

May 12, 2014

There is a change in the schedule for the Toccoa City Commission this week from the board’s normal schedule. City commissioners will not meet today. Instead, the city commission will meet Tuesday for its first meeting for the month of May. Tuesday’s Toccoa City Commission regular meeting will get underway at 5 p.m. Meanwhile,...

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Toccoa Celebrates Train Day

May 12, 2014
Toccoa Celebrates Train Day

Toccoa celebrates National Train Day. Saturday, residents gathered to greet the Amtrak Crescent train as it arrived in Toccoa for its morning stop as part of the festivities. That wait took a little longer than normal Saturday as the Crescent was nearly two hours late, arriving just before 8 a.m. instead of at its...

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Lavonia Police Honor Two With Awards

May 12, 2014
Lavonia Police Honor Two With Awards

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Two Lavonia Police officers are being honored for their outstanding police work. At the Lavonia City Council meeting last Monday, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle presented officer Jason Roach the Golden Shield Honors Award for 2013 from the Georgia Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Roach received the...

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TCSG Approves Tuition Increase

May 12, 2014

Tuition will go up for students in the Technical College System of Georgia starting this fall. Earlier this month, the state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the system’s request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester. When the increase goes...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 10, 2014Stephens County Special Olympics! Chicken Sale!!
  • September 10, 2014Earn a high school diploma at night!
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
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