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Transportation Funding Bill Draws Attention From Counties

March 13, 2015

Today is Crossover Day at the Georgia General Assembly. By the end of today, a bill must pass either the State House or State Senate to have a chance of being passed this year. One bill that has already passed that has drawn a lot of attention is House Bill 170, the Transportation Funding...

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NGTC Forms Partnership To Help Foundation Lending Library

March 13, 2015

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation is working with an organization in an effort to re-use old books. Recently, the North Georgia Technical College Foundation began a partnership with Better World Books, providing another opportunity for anyone in the area looking for a way to repurpose old books and other forms of literature. School...

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Renovations Planned in Stephens Co. Government Building

March 12, 2015

Stephens County is planning renovations for the downstairs area of the Stephens County Government Building. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers detailed the changes to county commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday. She said the changes start with a move for the office of Stephens County Probate Judge Glenda Ernest from her current location in the...

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Stephens Co. BOE Work Session Scheduled for Today

March 12, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will meet later today for its regularly scheduled monthly work session and called meeting. That meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. today in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. On the agenda for today’s work session and called meeting...

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Animal Shelter Raising Funds for Vest for New K-9 Deputy

March 12, 2015

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is putting out a call to help equip the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office’s new K-9 deputy. Recently, the Sheriff’s Office announced the addition of Deputy “Kilo” as a narcotics K-9. Now, the Humane Shelter says it is heading up a fundraising drive to purchase a bulletproof vest for this...

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Cat Castration Case Headed To Mediation, Says Shelter Director

March 12, 2015

The cat castration case involving an agriculture teacher at Stephens County High School is headed into out of court negotiations at the order of the Stephens County Magistrate Judge. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that an outside third party is going to discuss the case with both sides. “The judge has...

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NGTC Announces EAGLE Winner

March 12, 2015
NGTC Announces EAGLE Winner

A Clarkesville resident is North Georgia Technical College’s EAGLE winner for this year. Rocio Guzman of Clarkesville has been selected as the school’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, winner. The Technical College System of Georgia, through its Office of Adult Education, sponsors the annual EAGLE competition each year. North Georgia Tech...

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New Lavonia Traffic Signal Completion Date Moved Back

March 12, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia More than a month after work to upgrade the City of Lavonia’s only traffic light, the work goes on. The Georgia Dept of Transporation is replacing the old lights with new LED signals at the intersection of SR59/SR17. Crews began work in early February, but according to GDOT...

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UPS Recognizes Carnesville Driver for Safe Driving

March 12, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Carnesville man has been listed as one of UPS’s top safest drivers. UPS driver Ronnie McCannon of Carnesville was recently inducted into UPS’s prestigious Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving. He, along with 70 elite drivers from Georgia are among 1,445 newly inducted...

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SCSO Does Narcotics K-9 Sweep at SCHS

March 11, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the Sheriff’s Office did a narcotics K-9 sweep at Stephens County High School today. The sweep took place Wednesday morning. Shirley said the high school was placed on lockdown while the search of the school and vehicles for possible contraband took place. Shirley said it was done...

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