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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Expire Saturday

December 26, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers will end this weekend. EUC is a federally funded benefit for long-term unemployed workers who have exhausted regular state unemployment insurance benefits. These benefits will end on Saturday and state Labor Department officials said it will impact nearly 40,000 workers in Georgia. The Labor...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrest

December 23, 2013

Area authorities say a Toccoa man faces drug charges after a business check. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a deputy was recently performing business checks when he encountered a suspicious person at a Mize Road convenience store. Shirley said upon further investigation, deputies recovered a large quantity of more than one ounce...

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Local Law Enforcement Urge Safety on Roads for Christmas

December 23, 2013

Local law enforcement officials are reminding people to stay safe on the roads this holiday season. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that if you are headed out for the holiday, expect the unexpected on the roadways. “Do not get distracted in your automobile by whatever you have playing or whoever you have in...

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Local Govt. Offices Announce Holiday Schedules

December 23, 2013

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Christmas holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices are closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Tuesday will be picked up...

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Toccoa Sees Another Wet Weekend; 3+ Inches of Rain

December 23, 2013

The wet weather is expected to continue for a time today before moving out in time for the Christmas holiday. Downtown Toccoa received about 3.50 inches of rain Saturday, Sunday, and this morning. That rainfall moves downtown Toccoa over the 80-inch plateau for rainfall in 2013. As of this morning, downtown Toccoa is nearing...

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Indian Football Banquet Held

December 23, 2013
Indian Football Banquet Held

The Stephens County High School football team officially puts a close on its season. The team held its annual year-end banquet and awards ceremony last Thursday night at StephensCountyHigh School. Stephens County Head Coach Travis Noland said that the banquet provides a good opportunity for the team to get together and look back at...

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SCHS Wraps Up Pre-Christmas Hoops Schedule

December 23, 2013

The Stephens County High School basketball teams wrap up the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule. Saturday, the Indians and Lady Indians were swept at home by Elbert County in non-region action. In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians went 12-28 at the free throw line, including missing eight free throws in the fourth quarter,...

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Franklin Resident Wins AVMA Award

December 23, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County FFA member is the recipient of a $500 American Veterinary Medical Association veterinary science award.  Sara Rebecca Duncan of Franklin County  was named a finalist for the National FFA Organization’s proficiency award in Veterinary Science in the area of Entrepreneurship/Placement.  She was one of only...

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SCHS Varsity Hoops Swept at Franklin Co.

December 21, 2013

Stephens County drops a pair of basketball games in Franklin County. The Indians and Lady Indians both lost Friday night in non-region play in Carnesville. In the girls’ game, Stephens County was within three points in the fourth quarter until the Lady Lions ended the game on a 20-3 run to defeat the Lady...

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Toccoa Planning Commission Sticks by Abandonment Recommendation

December 20, 2013

The Toccoa Planning Commission stands by its initial recommendation to abandon a city side street and part of an adjacent alley. Thursday, the Planning Commission met and chose not to change its recommendation to the city commission that the city abandon Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley as requested by the Toccoa...

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