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Crump, Adams Sentenced

November 17, 2014

Two Toccoa men convicted in a plot to produce ricin and attack the U.S. government will serve 10 year prison terms. Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story sentenced the two men. Following their 10-year prison...

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Indians Beat Pickens 42-14, Advance in Playoffs

November 17, 2014

The Stephens County Indians are on to the second round of the state AAAA football playoffs. In Friday’s first round, Stephens County rolled up over 500 yards of total offense on its way to a 42-14 win over Pickens on the road in Jasper. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said they are happy to...

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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, Gospel Concert on Sunday

November 17, 2014

An annual Thanksgiving holiday tradition takes place again this week in Stephens County. It is the annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and Wendell Sherman Memorial Gospel Concert. The men of Friendship Baptist Church organize the events each year. They are coming up on Sunday at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman...

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New Lavonia Fire Chief Provides Update

November 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia New Lavonia Fire Chief Scott O’Barr said things are running smoothly at the Lavonia Fire Department. At the regular Lavonia City Council meeting recently, O’Barr gave the council and Mayor Ralph Owens an end of year report on the department’s status. The Lavonia Fire Department’s fiscal year runs...

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BBB Issues Warning on Fake Package Notices

November 17, 2014

With the holidays approaching, the Better Business Bureau is urging people to be on the lookout for fake package notices. The BBB said it is a common tactic for phishing scammers to send emails claiming to be an alert about an undelivered package. Also, in a slightly different variation of this scam, an e-mail...

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VanMinos Insurance Agency Player of the Game

November 15, 2014
VanMinos Insurance Agency Player of the Game

VanMinos Insurance Agency sponsors this year’s SCHS Indian Football Player of the Game.  VanMinos Insurance Agency is located at 92 N. Sage Street in Toccoa.  Call the agency at 706-886-7517 or go to www.vanminos.com.     04                 Round 1 of State Playoffs at Pickens - Desmond Wheeler...

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Teacher At Center of SCHS Cat Controversy To Return To Class; Resigns At End of Year

November 14, 2014

A teacher at the center of a cat castration controversy at Stephens County High School can return to the classroom Friday. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to suspend teacher Daniel Hebert retroactive to November 7. That means his suspension ended Friday (Nov. 14). Last week, Hebert castrated two...

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Stephens Co. Holds Farm City Week Banquet

November 14, 2014

Local leaders hear from Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner at an annual banquet. Ralph Hudgens was the guest speaker at Thursday’s annual Toccoa-Stephens County Farm City Week Banquet at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Stephens County Farm Bureau organizes the banquet each year. Hudgens talked about his long love of...

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Indians Head to Football Playoffs Tonight

November 14, 2014

The second season starts tonight for the Stephens County Indian football team. Stephens County heads on the road this evening to face Pickens in the first round of the AAAA football playoffs. The Indians are the third seed in Region 8-AAAA, finishing with a 7-3 overall record. Meanwhile, Pickens is 8-2 on the year...

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Pollock Resigns As Habersham Football Coach

November 14, 2014

Habersham Central High School is on the lookout for a new head football coach, according to media reports. Accessnorthga.com is reporting that Michael Pollock resigned Thursday from the head football coaching position of the Raiders. Habersham Central went 1-9 this past season. Pollock was in his second year coaching the Habersham Central football team....

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