Recreation Dept. To Apply for New Youth Football League

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The Stephens County Recreation Department will look to move its youth football and cheerleading programs to the North Georgia Youth Football Association next year. Recreation Director Richard Adams made a presentation at the end of Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting regarding what he has found out about the league. At the last Stephens County Commission meeting on October 11, Efrem […]

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Charges Pending Over Tuesday Accident

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Authorities have said charges are pending in Tuesday’s two-car accident on the Toccoa By-pass in Stephens County. It happened Tuesday afternoon during the 2 p.m. hour on the By-pass, or Georgia Highway 17, at its intersection with Currahee Lane. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol said that a 2005 Ford DRW Super Duty was traveling north on Highway […]

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Margaret Ayers Award Winners Announced

The annual winners of a community award in Lavonia are announced. Earlier this month, Randy and Gwen Moore were named as the recipients of the thirteenth annual Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health in Lavonia. The award is presented by the Lavonia Clinic and the Northeast Georgia Regional Medical Associates. It honors a community member for volunteerism, exceptional character, dignified […]

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NGTC, Stovall Machine Products Team Up For Scholarship

A northeast Georgia industry announces a new scholarship for Franklin County students in conjunction with North Georgia Tech. The North Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that Stovall Machine Products has established a scholarship for the CNC and Tool and Die Programs at the college. The first scholarship will be awarded for spring semester 2017, and a student may receive […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Approve Inmate Work Detail Agreement

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Stephens County Commissioners sign off on a new work detail agreement with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. Commissioners approved it by a unanimous vote at their meeting on Tuesday. This is the agreement that provides inmates from the county jail for duties like litter pickup in the county. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the original agreement expired June […]

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Timber Harvesting Changes Approved

Stephens County approves changes to its timber harvesting ordinance. On Tuesday, county commissioners approved the proposed amendments to the timber harvesting ordinance following a second reading and public hearing. Nobody spoke either for or against the changes to the timber harvesting ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, no changes were made to the ordinance amendments […]

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Wilkinson Part of Legislative Livestock Showdown

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson of Stephens County leads the State Senate in its annual Legislative Livestock Showdown. Wilkinson chaired the Senate team as they tried their hand at showing dairy heifers at the sixth annual Legislative Livestock Showdown in Perry on October 8. Senators Elena Parent, John Kennedy, Butch Miller, Michael Rhett, and Larry Walker made up the […]

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