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Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance For Work For Area

November 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation says it will be manually cleaning drainage structures this week alongside State Route 145 in Stephens County. It is one of a number of routine maintenance activities scheduled for northeast Georgia counties this week. DOT officials said that while the drainage structures are being cleaned along State Route 145...

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SCHS Falls to Buford; Will Head On Road For Opening Playoff Game

November 8, 2014

The Indian football team will head on the road for the first round of the state AAAA football playoffs next week. Stephens County lost its final regular season game at home Friday to Buford by a final score of 56-0. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said that the team must turn its attention to...

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SCMS FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team Places at Nationals

November 7, 2014

Some local students finish among the top teams in the country in a national competition. The Stephens County Middle School FFA Parliamentary Procedure team represented the state of Georgia in the National Invitation Novice Parliamentary Procedure Competitive Event last week in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was sponsored by the Society for Agriculture Education Parliamentarians....

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Indians Host Buford On Senior Night at Reservation

November 7, 2014

Stephens County will wrap up the regular season at home tonight against a nationally ranked opponent. Buford visits the Reservation tonight to take on Stephens County. The Indians come into the game 7-2 overall and 5-1 in Region 8-AAAA after losing in overtime last week to North Oconee, 21-14. Meanwhile, Buford is 9-0 overall...

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SCHS Interact Club Looking To Again “Stuff the Bus”

November 7, 2014

Stephens County High School students are looking to stuff the bus again later this month. The third annual Interact Club “Stuff the Bus” canned food drive will take place from November 17 to November 21. Interact Club Advisor Derek Demmler said the drive will be held at Stephens County High School, Stephens County Middle...

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Interstate 85 Wreck Victim Identified

November 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities have released the name of a man who died last week in an accident on Interstate 85 in Franklin County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the man is identified as 55-year-old Roger Wayne Hughes of Fayetteville, Georgia. Hughes died last Wednesday, October 29 on I-85, near...

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Animal Control Investigating Reported Incident At SCHS

November 7, 2014

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control is investigating an incident at Stephens County High School. That is according to Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts. Roberts said that animal control has also reached out to other local and state agencies regarding the incident, which took place at the high school earlier this week. Stephens County school system...

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Manufacturing Video Contest Award Winners Announced

November 7, 2014

Area students win awards for videos about local manufacturers. Recently, North Georgia Technical College held a video contest where students created a 2-3 minute video in partnership with a local industry in their county to show people “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Students at Stephens County High School were paired up with Global Partitions....

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DNR Trout Meeting Next Week in Gainesville

November 7, 2014

A public meeting is coming up next week in Gainesville to discuss the possibility of opening all trout waters to year-round fishing. The meeting will take place at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center at 715 Fair Street in Gainesville on Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m. Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

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SCSO Announces Three Arrests

November 6, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing three recent arrests following two separate incidents. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said deputies responded to a Highway 17 business in Martin on October 30 in reference to a suspicious vehicle and a possible burglary in progress. “Deputies, while working the Martin area, enter a business,”...

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