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Charges Dropped Against SCHS Teacher Charged in Cat Controversy

March 27, 2015

All charges are being dropped against the teacher at the center of last Fall’s controversy around procedures performed on two cats in a Stephens County High School class. That is according to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, who says that other agencies, including the state, said they would not investigate the matter....

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Trout Season Starting in Ga.

March 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to...

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Stephens Co. Easter Egg Hunt Set for Saturday

March 27, 2015

An annual Easter time tradition returns to Stephens County this weekend. Saturday is the 32nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Stephens County Recreation Department. The hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Rose Lane ball fields at the Recreation Department. Organizers at the Recreation Department say that people should be...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

March 27, 2015

Jury duty for Monday, March 30 in Stephens County is cancelled for the entire week next week. That is according to Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick.

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Recycling To No Longer Be Separated At Convenience Sites in Stephens

March 26, 2015

Starting next week, Stephens County’s convenience sites will no longer be set up to allow county residents to recycle. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously passed a motion that county convenience sites will no longer separate out recyclable items from household garbage at the county’s convenience sites starting on April 1. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis...

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Two Dead After Habersham Co. Shooting Incident

March 26, 2015

Reports indicate that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal double shooting. According to a report from accessnorthga.com, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says that two people were fatally shot at a home on Key Road off Dicks Hill Parkway around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. That is located...

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Standard Register Files for Bankruptcy

March 26, 2015

A company with Toccoa connections files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Standard Register recently announced that it and its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the district of Delaware. Also, the Dayton, Ohio-based company announced that it is pursuing a sale process and has entered into an...

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SCDA Signs Inducement Resolution

March 26, 2015

The Stephens County Development Authority signs a resolution that it hopes will help a company make a decision about moving to the area. At its monthly meeting last Thursday, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved an inducement resolution for an unnamed potential business project code named “Project Hummingbird.” Stephens County Development Authority Executive...

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Stephens Co. Still Working on Bonds for SPLOST Road Work

March 26, 2015

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says she hopes to have a final bond proposal ready for county commissioners to consider possibly in the next month or so. The county is looking to issue up to $4.5 million in bonds to forward fund SPLOST VI road projects planned for the county. SPLOST money would then...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Extra 4-H Funding

March 25, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners approve additional funding to help support the county’s 4-H program. Tuesday, the county commission heard from Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly, who was requesting the county contribute an extra $2,700 annually to the funding it already contributes towards 4-H. This request came after the Stephens County Board of Education voted...

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