Stephens Co. BOE Work Session Scheduled for Today

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 is discussion of a joint agreement […]

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

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 dog. According to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane […]

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Cat Castration Case Headed To Mediation, Says Shelter Director

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 basically ordered mediation,” said Roberts. Roberts […]

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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 officials said the program is designed […]

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UPS Recognizes Carnesville Driver for Safe Driving

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 into the company’s honorary organization. According […]

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SCSO Does Narcotics K-9 Sweep at SCHS

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 at the request of school officials […]

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Stephens Co. Passes Ordinance on Wireless Internet, Telecom Towers

Stephens County Commissioners approve an ordinance to deal with personal wireless service facilities and the towers that often accompany them. Tuesday, county commissioners approved the ordinance following a second reading and public hearing. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said this particular ordinance will govern things like telecommunications towers, broadcast towers, cell towers, and wireless Internet towers. Ranck said the ordinance […]

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Stephens Co. Commission Tables 4-H Funding Request

Stephens County Commissioners do not take up a request for additional funding for the county’s 4-H program. During Tuesday’s meeting, the county commission was scheduled to consider a request from Stephens County Extension Agent Forrest Connelly for county commissioners to add $2,700 in annual funding for the Stephens County 4-H program to help make up for funding cut by the […]

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Campaign To Help School System Starting Up

An informational meeting today will look to bring members of the community together in an effort and campaign to raise support for the Stephens County school system in light of its current financial situation. The Learning Tree Academy has announced it is starting the “One Rope, One Hope” campaign. Logan Harris is one of the organizers. She said the goal […]

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