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Currahee Military Weekend Gets Underway

October 4, 2013
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It is Currahee Military Weekend in Stephens County. Activities kicked off Thursday night with a musical tribute to veterans at the SchaeferCenter in downtown Toccoa. More activities get underway today throughout Toccoa and Stephens County. First, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce BBQ runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Toccoa First...

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Wilkinson Visit to Big A Marks Pre-K Week

October 4, 2013
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Wilkinson Visit to Big A Marks Pre-K Week

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson marks Pre-K Week in Georgia. Wilkinson visited the Pre-K at Big A Elementary School Thursday, reading to the students in the class, as part of Pre-K Week in Georgia, which is being marked this week. The state senator said he had a great time visiting the school and...

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Funeral Arrangements Set for Harold Andrews

October 4, 2013
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Services for Stephens County Commissioner Harold Andrews are set for tomorrow. Funeral services for Andrews will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with interment to follow in Stephens Memorial Gardens. Andrews passed away Wednesday at the age of 81. He was in his second term as a Stephens...

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Indians Off; SCMS Football Wins

October 4, 2013
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The Stephens County Indian football team has the week off this week. The Indians are 3-2 overall on the season and 1-1 in Region 8-AAAA after last week’s 17-0 loss to Chestatee. Speaking Thursday night on “Crunchtime,” Indian Running Backs Coach Ronnie Royston said they have had a good week of practice. “It went...

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Toccoa Conducting Hydrant Flushing

October 4, 2013
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Hydrant flushing is taking place throughout this month in the city of Toccoa. Starting this past Sunday, the city of Toccoa’s Water Department began opening fire hydrants throughout the system overnight. According to city officials, this “free-flow” operation flushes out possible sediment build-up and harmless impurities. City officials go on to say that as...

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Corps Updates Shutdown Schedule at Hartwell, Other Lakes

October 4, 2013
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing more plans about its Savannah River Basin recreation areas as the government shutdown continues. According to the Corps, it will close Corps-operated parks that normally remain open this time of the year at Lake Hartwell on October 20. That includes Springfield, Watsadler, and TwinLakes campgrounds. The...

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Stephens Co. Commissioner Harold Andrews Passes Away

October 3, 2013
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Stephens Co. Commissioner Harold Andrews Passes Away

Stephens County Commissioner Harold Andrews has passed away. Andrews passed away Wednesday morning, according to county officials. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said Andrews’ passing is a terrible loss. “Harold was a great guy to work with,” said London.  “He was just a super nice fellow, a smart fellow.  He will surely be...

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Ramblin’ ‘Doc’ Tommy Scott Passes Away

October 3, 2013
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A well known Stephens County showman has passed away. Ramblin’ “Doc” Tommy Scott of Eastanollee passed away earlier this week at the age of 96. Scott was a singer, entertainer, and actor whose “Last Real Old Time Medicine Show” visited nearly 300 towns each year across the United States and Canada until the mid-1990s,...

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“Musical Tribute to Veterans” Tonight

October 3, 2013
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Currahee Military Weekend activities kick off tonight with a concert in downtown Toccoa. A musical “Tribute to our Veterans” is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. at the SchaeferCenter in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said a local group is organizing the event. “Tonight’s concert is going to be put...

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Visitor Center at Hartwell Lake Closed Due to Government Shutdown

October 3, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The federal government shutdown is affecting parks and recreation areas operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Corps Spokesman Billy Birdwell, many park rangers around the LakeHartwell area have been furloughed and Visitor Centers are now closed. “The Visitor Center at Hartwell Dam is closed,...

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