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Elbert Co. Official Says Water Project Grant Application Still Moving Forward

June 4, 2013

An Elbert County official said recently that the withdrawal of support by Stephens County Commissioners and Toccoa City Commissioners should not affect an application for grant funds for a multi-million dollar water project. Madison and Elbert County officials want $10 million in state grant funds from the Governor’s Water Supply Program to interconnect water...

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DOT Holding High Speed Rail Line Meetings

June 4, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a meeting later today to get public input about a proposed high-speed rail line between Atlanta and Charlotte. The meeting is scheduled to take place today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Suwanee Council Chambers, located at 323 Buford Highway in Suwanee. Georgia Department of Transportation...

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Three Area Churches Broken Into Last Week

June 4, 2013

Authorities in Stephens County are investigating three reported burglaries at local churches. All three were reported last week. According to reports on file, two of the reported burglaries occurred in the Rothell Road area and the third occurred on Collier Road. In one of the church burglaries that was reported on May 29, the...

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NGTC Honors Literacy Volunteers

June 4, 2013

North Georgia Technical College thanks its literacy volunteers. A recent luncheon sponsored by the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation, Volunteers for Literacy, and North Georgia Technical College honored Friends of Adult Education in Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, and White Counties. Throughout Northeast Georgia, North Georgia Technical College’s learning centers offer free classes to those who...

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Local Restaurant At Center of E.coli Investigation Speaks Out

June 3, 2013

The investigation continues in Stephens County into an outbreak of illness Health Department officials say was caused by E.coli bacteria last month. State health department officials say they confirmed that 11 people became sick and were confirmed to have a strain of E.coli. Health officials say that 10 of the 11 patients reported eating...

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Stephens Co. To Continue Budget Talks Tuesday

June 3, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will continue budget discussions at a meeting this week. The commission will hold a budget retreat Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Kimsey Center on the Clary Connector in Eastanollee. County commissioners held a budget retreat last month over two days. Following that, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the...

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Former Stephens Co. Coach, Teacher Charged in Hall Co.

June 3, 2013

A former Stephens County High School baseball coach who was most recently the head baseball coach at Johnson High School in Gainesville is facing a charge of public indecency in Hall County. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said it has charged 47-year-old Tony Ray Wilson of Buford with one count of misdemeanor public indecency...

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Anniversary Marked at Camp Toccoa

June 3, 2013
Anniversary Marked at Camp Toccoa

Stephens County takes time to recognize some of the men of Camp Toccoa. Saturday, Stephens County hosted the 70th anniversary celebration for the 511th and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments. A number of activities took place, including a small program on the Camp Toccoa site on Currahee Mountain. Camp Toccoa at Currahee Steering Committee Chairperson...

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Hart Co. Humane Society Receives Grant

June 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Humane Society is the recipient of a grant to help with spaying and neutering animals. Recently, Hart County Humane Society President Donna Madkiff received a grant check from Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black in the amount of $7,500. Madkiff said the money would...

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Sandy Steele Named SCHS Principal

May 31, 2013

Stephens County High School has a new principal. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to approve Sandy Steele as the new principal at the high school effective July 1. Steele moves to the high school from the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices, where he has served as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching...

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