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Wilkinson, Gasaway Preview Legislative Session

January 6, 2015

Stephens County’s state legislators look ahead to the upcoming session in the Georgia General Assembly. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway both spoke to local leaders at a pre-legislative breakfast Monday at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in Toccoa. The two legislators said that three of the...

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Stephens Co. BOE To Put Out Bids For Tax Anticipation Notes

January 6, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education approves putting tax anticipation notes out to bid. At a called meeting on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously voted to allow Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey to put out a bid request for up to $7 million in tax anticipation notes. Dorsey said that...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2015

January 6, 2015
Stephens Co. Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2015

Stephens County Hospital welcomes its New Year’s Baby for 2015. The hospital announced on Monday that this year’s proud parents of the New Year’s Baby are Mercedes Jean Frye and Shamarcus Anderson, both of Hartwell. Mom, Mercedes, said her baby is a healthy 6-pound, 2-ounce, 19 and 1/2″ long baby boy named Messiah Shamarie...

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Indian Wrestling Team Takes Third in N.C. Tourney

January 6, 2015

The Stephens County High School wrestling team pulls in another top-three tournament finish. This past Saturday, the Indian wrestlers finished third at a tournament in Cherokee, North Carolina. Only Dawson County in second place and Walhalla in first place topped Stephens County in the team standings. On the individual level, Jake Murray won the...

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Mother, Daughter Killed in Weekend Hart Co. Wreck

January 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A weekend accident in Hart County claims the life of a young mother and her two-year old daughter. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post Commander Sergeant Al Whitworth said it happened at about 5 p.m. on Sunday on State Route 51, just west of Hartwell. “Vehicle 1, a 1999...

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Heavy Rain Causes Sanitary Sewer Spill in Toccoa

January 5, 2015

2015 is off to a wet start in Stephens County. Weekend rains starting Friday and continuing through Sunday dumped more than 3.3 inches of rain on downtown Toccoa. According to city officials, that heavy rain was to blame for a sanitary sewer spill near the Ward Creek Liftstation. City officials said that city personnel...

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Fry Looks Back at 2014 for City of Toccoa

January 5, 2015

Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry looks back at 2014. WNEG spoke with Fry about the last 12 months recently. She said the city accomplished a lot in the last year. According to Fry, one of the biggest accomplishments was renovating and re-opening the city swimming pool on Doyle Street. Fry said another major effort that...

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13 Killed on Ga. Highways Over New Year’s Travel Holiday

January 5, 2015

The Georgia Department of Public Safety says 13 people were killed on Georgia highways over the New Year’s holiday travel weekend. The 102-hour New Year’s travel period began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, New Year’s Eve, and ran through midnight, Sunday, January 4. Out of those 13 fatalities, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 10...

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Scam Report in Stephens Co.

January 5, 2015

Another scam appears to be making the rounds in Stephens County and northeast Georgia. Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said he received word of an attempted scam recently. Quick said the scam involves someone calling and pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service. “Somebody is calling and saying they are from...

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SCHS Hoops Split With Hart

January 5, 2015

The Stephens County Lady Indians beat Hart County for the third time this year. Saturday night at home, Stephens County outscored the Lady Bulldogs 20-13 in the fourth quarter to pull away and win 52-44. The Lady Indians previously beat Hart in a non-region game on the road last month and also in the...

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