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Col. Ben Purcell Passes Away

April 4, 2013

Funeral services for a decorated Northeast Georgia veteran and former state legislator will take place Saturday. Colonel Ben Purcell of Clarkesville passed away earlier this week at the age of 85. Purcell was a long-time Habersham County resident and decorated veteran. In 1968, Purcell was serving in Vietnam when the helicopter he was on...

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HB 226 Passes General Assembly; Composting Language Removed

April 3, 2013

A State House bill that drew the attention of some Stephens County citizens over its reference to composting is headed to the Governor’s desk after it passed the General Assembly. House Bill 226, which deals with used tires, passed the State House and Senate last week at the end of the legislative session. The...

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Cobb Co. Shooting Suspect Arrested in Franklin Co.

April 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Cobb County man wanted in connection with a shooting over the weekend is behind bars after being arrested in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrest came Sunday morning at a truck stop off Exit 160 on Interstate 85 in Carnesville. “The deputies...

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Preparations Underway for “Taste of Toccoa”

April 3, 2013

The city of Toccoa is preparing for an annual Spring downtown tradition. The 23rd annual “A Taste of Toccoa” will take place on Thursday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that preparations are going well for the event. “Taste of Toccoa is...

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Chamber Holds Pastor Appreciation Breakfast

April 3, 2013
Chamber Holds Pastor Appreciation Breakfast

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce recognizes local pastors. The Chamber hosted its 2nd annual Pastor Appreciation Breakfast on March 26 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Chamber members, along with Chamber Board members and Ambassadors all invited their pastors to attend this event and the Chamber reports that almost 30 churches were represented...

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NGTC Names VP for Academic Affairs

April 3, 2013
NGTC Names VP for Academic Affairs

North Georgia Technical College names a new Vice President for Academic Affairs. President Dr. Gail Thaxton announced recently that Kathie Ivester of Clarkesville has accepted the position. Officials at North Georgia Tech say Ivester has a strong background in technical education. As Dean for Academic Affairs since 2008, Ivester has been overseeing instructional programs....

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DOT Honors Toccoa Resident

April 3, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation recognizes a Toccoa resident. DOT Commissioner Keith Golden presented the monthly Commissioner’s Customer Service Commendation to Jill Garland of Toccoa last week. According to the DOT, the agency honored Garland for consistently performing at a high level in her normal job responsibilities as well as “above and beyond” her...

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SPLOST VI Process Moving Forward in Stephens Co.

April 2, 2013

Stephens County, along with the county’s municipalities, will begin joint meetings on SPLOST VI coming up later this month. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers sent out a letter Monday to the mayors of the county’s municipalities regarding SPLOST VI. Ayers said the letter formally invites the municipalities to participate in the SPLOST process and...

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Collins to Chair Corps Caucus

April 2, 2013
Collins to Chair Corps Caucus

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will chair a new “Corps of Engineers Reform Caucus.” Collins said the new caucus would focus its attention on ideas to overhaul the Corps. In his announcement, Collins said he encourages his colleagues to join in efforts to change the Corps of Engineers from a high-spending, low-transparency agency...

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New GED Test Coming in 2014

April 2, 2013

Officials with the Georgia Office of Adult Education and the state’s 46 GED testing centers are urging students who have not yet done so to take and finish the current version of the GED test before it expires at the end of this year. The version used now will be replaced nationally with a...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • September 15, 2014LeTourneau WABCO Employee Reunion
  • October 4, 2014Celebrating Pastor Bruce & Apostle Chiquita Clark 13th Pastoral Appreciation
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