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Toccoa, Stephens Co. To Work Together on Stephens Co. Recreation Area

March 27, 2014

Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners also discussed maintenance and operations at the Stephens County Recreation Area during their joint meeting on Wednesday. Stephens County Commissioners approved on Tuesday a lease agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the county to operate and maintain the day use area at the Georgia-South Carolina...

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SCHS Sweeps Region Envirothon Competition

March 27, 2014

Stephens County High School’s Envirothon teams both move on to their state level competition. Recently, the teams from Stephens County swept the Georgia East Region Envirothon competition at White Hall Forest in Athens. The Stephens County High School Red Team of Amber Mills, Brittany Grier, Connor Roberts, Taylor Pruitt and Chris Mace swept all...

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SCMS Baseball Preparing for Conference Tourney

March 27, 2014

The Stephens County Middle School baseball team finishes the regular season undefeated. The Rebels’ regular season ended at home on Tuesday with a 19-4 win over Madison County in four innings. Last Wednesday, the Rebels defeated Madison County on the road by a score of 4-2 and last Thursday beat Hart County 14-4 in...

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Franklin Co. Starting Budget Process

March 27, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners will soon begin work on their Fiscal Year 2015 budget. However, Franklin County Manager John Phillips said that before work on the budget begins, he needed to know how the budget process should be handled. Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges said he liked the...

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Stephens Co. Recreation Area Lease Agreement Finalized

March 26, 2014

Stephens County signs off on a lease agreement for the Stephens County Recreation Area. County commissioners unanimously approved a lease agreement for the day use area at the Georgia-South Carolina state line on U.S. Highway 123 at their meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said what the two sides have agreed to...

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Toccoa Plans Street Re-surfacing

March 26, 2014

The city of Toccoa is moving forward with plans to re-surface a number of city streets later this year. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a list of roads for re-surfacing. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the list centers around one city street in particular. “Fern Valley Drive, which extends from East...

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Interview Process Underway in Stephens School Superintendent Search

March 26, 2014

The search continues for the next Stephens County School Superintendent. This past weekend, the Stephens County Board of Education interviewed candidates for the position. The board met again Tuesday in executive session. Stephens County Board of Education Chairperson Dr. Elizabeth Pinkerton said that the board is making progress in finding a replacement for retiring...

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Roberts Named Regional STAR Student

March 26, 2014

Stephens County STAR Student Connor Roberts is the regional STAR Student. Last week, Connor was named a 2014 Region 2 Winner for the STAR Student competition at a banquet held in Jasper, Georgia. The Stephens County High School senior is the son of Barry and Lynn Roberts of Toccoa. Connor has selected Mrs. Tamara...

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Nobody Hurt in Tuesday Afternoon Fire

March 26, 2014

Nobody was hurt in a house fire Tuesday in Toccoa. Crews from the Toccoa and Carnes Creek Fire Departments responded to a home on Cedar Lane Tuesday afternoon in response to a house fire. The fire caused significant damage to the home. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said the wind caused challenges for firefighters...

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Lavonia Resurfacing Work to Start Thursday

March 26, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A major road resurfacing project in Lavonia is due to resume on Thursday and motorists should expect delays right through the weekend. According to Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Teri Pope, contractors will resume work on SR77 Extension Thursday morning. “The contractor is trying to get finished with...

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