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Heavy Rain Causes Toccoa Sanitary Sewer Spill

April 8, 2014

Toccoa Water/Wastewater Department officials said that heavy rain caused a brief sanitary sewer spill in the city’s system on Monday. The city reported that just before 12:30 p.m., personnel located an overflow from a manhole located just outside the fenced area of the Ward Creek Liftstation on Fernside Drive. In an effort to minimize...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

April 8, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regular monthly meeting this morning. The county commission’s meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County Commissioners will begin their meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on...

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One Killed in Habersham Wreck Saturday

April 8, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol said a Stephens County woman was not transported for medical treatment after a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Habersham County that resulted in the death of a Clarkesville man. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 28-year-old Melissa Wallace of Eastanollee was driving a 2008 Nissan...

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Currahee Club Director Visits Haiti

April 8, 2014

The managing director of the Currahee Club is back in Stephens County after a trip earlier this year to Haiti. Andrew Ward went to Haiti early this year with two property owners at the Currahee Club, Ralph and Janet McDaniel, who are involved in setting up an air ambulance service in Haiti. The island...

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TFC Baseball Winning Streak At Eight

April 8, 2014

The Toccoa Falls College baseball team will look to extend its winning streak to nine games on Wednesday when it hosts Milligan College. TFC won its seventh and eighth straight games Saturday when the Eagles swept Johnson University of Florida in a doubleheader to complete a three-game series sweep. Toccoa Falls won game one...

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2014 Election Season Gearing Up

April 7, 2014

Stephens County’s 2014 election season is gearing up to get started. The primary election is coming up on May 20. That primary will include a number of contested local races like Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education, along with other area races of note like State House and U.S. House. State...

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Indian Baseball Game Postponed

April 7, 2014

Today’s rain has postponed the Stephens County Indian baseball game scheduled for today at the Reservation. Stephens County High School says today’s scheduled game between the Indians and the Chestatee War Eagles has been moved to Tuesday. First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 5:55 p.m. at the Reservation. Air time Tuesday is set for...

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NE Ga. CASA Wins Award

April 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An area non-profit group that speaks for children in Northeast Georgia, is a special honor. Recently, the Northeast Georgia CASA Program was awarded the 2014 Established Program Award of Excellence at the Georgia CASA State Conference. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Melissa Mitchell is the Executive...

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County Health Rankings Released

April 7, 2014

A recently released study ranks Georgia counties on how healthy they are based on a number of different factors. The study, released last month, ranks Stephens County as 83rd of 159 counties in Georgia in a ranking of the healthiest counties in the state. The annual County Health Rankings were put together and released...

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Ga. DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance

April 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing routine maintenance this week for Stephens and surrounding counties. Work will take place weather permitting today through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In Stephens County, a crew will replace damaged overhead signs on State Route 17. A lane closure is required as this work occurs....

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