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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

March 25, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The city commission will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city is expected to open bids for the replacement of natural gas facilities for the Highway 17 widening project from Scott Road to Memorial Drive. This...

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SCMS Does Well on 8th Grade Writing Assessment

March 25, 2013

Stephens County Middle School is reporting continued improvement on the 8th Grade Writing assessment. According to numbers released by the Stephens County School System, 90.7 percent of 8th graders met or exceeded standards on the annual writing assessment. That is up from 88 percent in 2012. In 2011, that figure was 89 percent and...

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Stephens Co. Schools Receive Honorable Mention in ‘Green Ribbon’ Program

March 25, 2013

The Stephens County School System receives an honorable mention award from the state of Georgia for its efforts in energy efficiency. The state named the Stephens County School System as the Honorable Mention Small District for the state’s Green Ribbon School District program. Stephens County is one of two districts to receive honorable mention....

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Corps Upgrades Website

March 25, 2013

The next time you go on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Web site, you may see some improvements. The Corps recently announced a nationwide upgrade to all of its regional Web sites in order to make them more user friendly. Russ Wicke is the Corporate Communications Officer for the Savannah District. He said...

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Hartwell Campgrounds Opening April 1

March 25, 2013

The Lake Hartwell Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open a number of campgrounds next Monday, April 1. According to an announcement from the Corps of Engineers, Watsadler Campground in Hart County, Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina, and Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina will all open...

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Hartwell Campgrounds Opening April 1

March 25, 2013

The Lake Hartwell Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open a number of campgrounds next Monday, April 1. According to an announcement from the Corps of Engineers, Watsadler Campground in Hart County, Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina, and Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina will all open...

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DOT Announces Weekly Road Work

March 25, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing roadwork plans for this week in Stephens County and around northeast Georgia. According to the DOT, a crew will repair and restore ditches alongside State Route 145 in Stephens County. Meanwhile in Habersham County, the DOT says a crew will add rubberized asphalt to U.S. Highway 441,...

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Stephens Co. School System Holds Charter System Meeting

March 22, 2013

The Stephens County School System is starting down the road towards becoming a charter system. Thursday, the school system held a community meeting on the topic at its administrative offices on Mize Road. Teachers, school administrators, parents, and businesspeople gathered to hear about what a charter system is and the process for becoming a...

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Summary Judgment Granted on Appeal in Ayers Civil Suit

March 22, 2013

A federal court of appeals has overruled a previous judge, granting additional summary judgments to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley and Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell in the civil suit over the death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers. In a recent court ruling, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals granted a...

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Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

March 22, 2013

For the 30th time, an annual Easter tradition takes place this weekend in Stephens County. The 30th annual Stephens County Easter Egg Hunt takes place Saturday morning at the Stephens County Recreation Department on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Stephens County Recreation Department Program Director Cheryl Stinnett said that the hunt begins at 11 a.m....

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