By-pass Sewer Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule

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Work continues to move along on water and sewer improvements along the Toccoa By-pass in Stephens County. That’s according to Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin. He said that crews working on the project are moving ahead of schedule. “There are always surprises when you work on projects that are underground, but even though we have seen a […]

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Mayfield Signs With Alabama A&M

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A Stephens County High School softball player will continue her career at the next level. On Friday, Raina Mayfield signed to play college softball next year at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. Alabama A&M is a Division I school in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Mayfield said she is excited to continue her career at the Division I level. She […]

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Wilkinson Named to Senate Caucus Leadership Post

A local state legislator will take over a leadership position in Atlanta. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson was elected to serve as Secretary of the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming biennial legislative term of the Georgia General Assembly. In this role, Senator Wilkinson will be responsible for recording all official legislative activities for the Senate Majority Caucus. Wilkinson […]

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Cops and Kids Program Gearing Up in NE Ga.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some local children will have a happier Christmas this year thanks to help from the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. Earlier this month, Chapter 105 of the Northeast Georgia Fraternal Order of Police received the last of its applications for “Cops and Kids” program, which helps children from low-income families shop […]

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7th Grade Boys Basketball Falls at Jefferson

Stephens County Middle School’s 7th grade boys’ basketball team opens the season. Thursday, the Rebels opened the season at Jefferson, but lost 54-39. Leading scorers for Stephens County Middle School were Darrell Hampton with 19 points, Zatorian Lacy with nine points and Marques Tukes with five points. Spencer Neese led Jefferson with 19 points. The Stephens County 7th grade boys […]

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Drought Continues to Worsen

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Drought conditions are worsening across northeast Georgia. On Thursday, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division declared a Level One Drought Response for Stephens and Franklin counties. This came on the same day that Stephens and Franklin counties moved into “exceptional drought” status on the U.S. Drought Monitor, the most severe level of drought on that scale. Under a Level One Drought […]

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TFC Organizing Drive to Help Firefighters

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Toccoa Falls College is doing its part to help those fighting wildfires in north Georgia, western North Carolina, and surrounding areas. The school’s Student Affairs department has organized a supply drive for emergency responders and others involved in the firefighting efforts. School officials said that with a need so close to home, the students of TFC wanted to show their […]

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