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Stephens Co. February Unemployment Numbers Released

March 28, 2014

Stephens County sees a slight drop in its unemployment rate in the month of February. Labor Department numbers released this week by the state show that Stephens County had a preliminary February unemployment rate of 6.8 percent. That is one tenth of a percentage point lower than the revised January unemployment rate of 6.9...

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Corps Into Second Phase of Drought Study

March 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is six months in to the second phase of a comprehensive study on how to better manage the waters of the Savannah River and its reservoirs during times of drought. Corps Spokesman Russell Wicke said this phase of the study is focusing...

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Indian Baseball Cancelled Today

March 28, 2014

Today’s scheduled Stephens Co. Indian baseball game at Calhoun has been cancelled due to the weather today. There are no plans to make up the game.  

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

March 28, 2014

Jurors who were summoned in Stephens County to report on Monday, March 31 do not need to report next week. That is from Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick. He said that jury duty has been cancelled for the entire week.

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Talk Animal Shelter Funding at Joint Meeting

March 27, 2014

Stephens County and Toccoa City Commissioners talk future funding for the animal shelter. The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter was the first topic brought up by commissioners during a joint meeting of the two boards Wednesday at the Stephens County Development Authority offices. The city and county are spending over $440,000 combined on the animal...

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Stephens Co. Schools Hold Teacher of Year Banquet

March 27, 2014
Stephens Co. Schools Hold Teacher of Year Banquet

The Stephens County School System recognizes its teachers of the year. Wednesday, the school system held its annual reception to honor its system Teacher of the Year, as well as the Teachers of the Year from each school in Stephens County, at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Named back in November,...

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Toccoa Police Forced to Shoot Aggressive Dogs, Says Chief

March 27, 2014

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said Thursday officers were forced to shoot two dogs after the dogs attacked them during an incident earlier this week. Jarrell said officers from the police department and Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control responded to East Franklin Street on Tuesday in reference to a call about aggressive dogs. “While attempting...

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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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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 10, 2014Earn a high school diploma at night!
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • September 15, 2014LeTourneau WABCO Employee Reunion
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