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County Health Rankings Released

April 7, 2014
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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
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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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USFS Recreation Sites Reopening

April 7, 2014
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Recreation sites across the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests are re-opening to visitors after being closed for the winter. The Forest Service said managers anticipate a busy season as the majority of recreation sites have reopened. Officials also noted that visitors may notice improvements to many sites thanks to the work of volunteers and...

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Indians Score 11 in 4th, Beat War Eagles In Five Innings

April 4, 2014
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The Stephens County Indian baseball team uses another big inning to pull away and pick up another region win. Friday, the Indians scored 11 runs in the top of the fourth to break open a 4-4 tie and defeat Chestatee 15-4 in five innings on the road. Stephens County sent 15 men to the...

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 4, 2014
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A local organization is working to call attention to the problem of child abuse this month. The Northeast Georgia CASA program is reminding people that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. The Northeast Georgia program serves eight counties, including Stephens County. Pat McCollum is a Northeast...

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Main Street Gearing Up for Taste of Toccoa

April 4, 2014
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Toccoa Man Street is starting to gear up for another busy Spring and Summer. The first big Main Street event in downtown Toccoa is coming up later this month. The annual “A Taste of Toccoa” is coming up on Thursday, April 24. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s “Taste” will run...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Downtown Toccoa Thrift Store

April 4, 2014
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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Downtown Toccoa Thrift Store

A new business opens up in Toccoa’s downtown area. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mamatokiabri’s in downtown Toccoa. Mamatokiabri’s owners are Brian and Jennifer Eisweirth. Brian Eisweirth said they have lots of different items for purchase. “We have nice prices, some trinkets, some treasures, some antiques,” said...

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Franklin Co. To Review Zoning Ordinance

April 4, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Planning Commission will begin a systematic review of the county’s zoning ordinance at the request of the Board of Commission. At their work session Tuesday, the board heard from commissioner Clint Harper who said it’s time for the county to re-evaluate its zoning laws. “I...

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Chamber Issues Scam Warning

April 4, 2014
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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce is issuing a scam warning alert to its members. In an e-mail sent out on Thursday, the Chamber said it has received reports of some of its members receiving calls from an unrecognizable number saying they represent the Chamber and are calling to update account records. The Chamber...

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Police Blotter

April 4, 2014
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The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested two people for allegedly stealing from an Eastanollee location. A report on file said that a deputy responded to an Eastanollee business location on Tuesday, where the complainant says she caught two people behind a barn taking items from the business. The report said the...

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