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IRS Tax Deadline Less Than a Month Away

March 18, 2014
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This year’s tax income deadline is less than a month away and the Internal Revenue Service is offering some tips and reminders for those who maybe have not done their taxes yet. The tax deadline is April 15. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said that the biggest thing he recommends is to file electronically if...

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Accident Monday Morning Reportedly Sends One To Hospital

March 18, 2014
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One person was reportedly taken to the hospital by ambulance after an accident Monday morning in Stephens County. The accident occurred during the 7 a.m. hour Monday at the intersection of Rose Lane and White Pine Road. It reportedly involved two cars and backed up traffic in the area during the school rush hour Monday...

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NGTC Joins National Education Reform Network

March 18, 2014
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North Georgia Technical College is one of 12 institutions selected to join a national network organized by a non-profit centered around education reform. It is called the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network. North Georgia Tech joins schools in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Texas, New   York, California, Kentucky, and Wisconsin in entering the network...

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Franklin Co. Schools Consider Energy Savings Proposal

March 18, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Members of the Franklin County School Board say they need more time to consider a plan that might save the school system on energy costs. At its work session recently, the Franklin County Board of Education heard from representatives of Energy Solutions, Inc. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr....

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Stephens Co. Special Election Today

March 18, 2014
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Voters in Stephens County will head to the polls today to decide a special election for an unexpired term on the Stephens County Commission. Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe are running in the election voters are deciding today. The winner will serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews...

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SCDA Approves Budget Proposal

March 17, 2014
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The Stephens County Development Authority has its budget proposal in place for the next fiscal year. Tuesday, the Development Authority unanimously approved a proposed budget of $360,000 to submit with its budget request to both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this approved proposal comes after...

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Powell Hosts S. Carolina Delegation in Atlanta

March 17, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Georgia and South Carolina lawmakers take another step towards forging a working relationship on the issue of the Savannah River. Members of a delegation from the South Carolina Savannah River Water Caucus were recently the guests of State Representative Alan Powell, who represents Franklin and Hart counties, in...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Drops Slightly

March 17, 2014
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Stephens County sees its unemployment rate drop slightly to start 2014. State labor department numbers show that Stephens County had a preliminary January unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. That is one-tenth of a percentage point lower than the revised December 2013 rate of 7.0 percent. It is also a full 2.3 percentage points lower...

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Stephens Co. Pre-K Registration Underway

March 17, 2014
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Pre-Kindergarten registration is currently taking place in the Stephens County School System. It started back on March 3 and continues through March 28 at each elementary school. Children must be four years old on or before September 1, 2014 to be eligible for enrollment in Pre-K. Parents need to bring the following items with...

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Fire Thursday in Stephens Co.

March 14, 2014
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A fire Thursday brought out crews from two states. Departments from both Stephens County and Oconee County, South Carolina both responded to a structure fire Thursday afternoon in Stephens County. The fire was called out just before 3 p.m. Thursday and occurred on Estathoe Circle.  That is on the shores of Lake Hartwell in Stephens...

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