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Carnesville Votes Down Liquor By The Drink

March 22, 2013

The only full service restaurant in Carnesville will not be serving liquor by the drink anytime soon. A referendum put forth by the Carnesville City Council was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 35 to 24. Carnesville Mayor Harris Little said the matter came up on a ballot after the owner of the El...

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Hart Co. Magistrate Judge Race in Run-off

March 22, 2013

In Hart County, there will be a run-off in the race for the Hart County Chief Magistrate Judge seat. Seven candidates were vying for the seat left vacant when former Chief Magistrate Judge Tony Wellborn died suddenly last October. They include interim magistrate judge Theresa Brown, Kay Sanders Ankerich, Robert W. Cordell, Thomas J....

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Habersham Co. Pastor Serves As Chaplain of Day

March 22, 2013

A Habersham County pastor serves as Chaplain of the Day in the Georgia State Senate. 50th District State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle welcomed Pastor Mike Franklin to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on Thursday, March 7 in the Georgia State Senate. Franklin has served as the lead pastor at the...

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SCHS Student Wins State Essay Contest

March 21, 2013

Stephens County High School has a state champion. Junior Connor Roberts won the AAAA state championship in boys’ essay at the state literary meet this past weekend in Warner Robins. Roberts said the competition requires participants to write an essay of 600 words or less on the spot within a certain amount of time....

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BOE To Talk Charter System At Meeting Tonight

March 21, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education will discuss plans for moving forward with the school system’s Charter System application at a meeting tonight. The community is invited to attend the meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road. According to the meeting announcement, the purpose of...

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TES Principal Retiring

March 21, 2013

One of Stephens County’s elementary school principals is calling it a career. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education accepted the retirement of Toccoa Elementary School Principal David Jacobsen at the end of the school year. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that Jacobsen has been a tremendous asset for the school system....

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Stephens Co. School System Gets Clean Audit Report

March 21, 2013

The Stephens County School System gets good news on its Fiscal Year 2012 audit. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten told the Board of Education Tuesday that the school system received a clean audit report with no findings for last fiscal year. Whiten said she is always pleased to receive a clean audit for...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Offers Bill Discount

March 21, 2013

Stephens County Hospital is offering those who owe the hospital money an opportunity to pay that bill off at a discount. According to Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the hospital is offering a discount through the end of next month. “Through April 30, we are offering a 20 percent discount to any patient who pays...

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Stephens Co. School System Hires Finance Director

March 20, 2013

The Stephens County School System has a new finance director. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved the hiring of Justin Beecher as the school system’s new finance director. According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, Beecher is originally from Toccoa and is a graduate of the Stephens County School System. Whiten...

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HB 226 Watched By Concerned Citizens Group

March 20, 2013

The Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County are keeping an eye on a bill in the state Legislature that has attempted to change the definition of composting. Members of the group traveled to Atlanta last week to testify in front of the Senate’s Natural Resources and Environment Committee about House Bill 226. According to Concerned...

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