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U.S. Census Bureau Estimates Drop in Stephens Co. Population

March 31, 2015

Numbers released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau estimate a drop in Stephens County’s population. Last week, the Census Bureau put out its July 1, 2014 population estimates. The Census Bureau estimated that Stephens County had a population of 25,480 as of July 1, 2014. That number represents a drop of 115 people...

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Happy Ending For Dog Missing After I-85 Wreck

March 31, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There is a happy ending for a family whose German Shepherd went missing earlier this month after a bad wreck on Interstate 85. Back on March 23, Karen Love and her husband were on their way back to Atlanta from their home on Lake Hartwell with their son’s...

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Police Blotter

March 31, 2015

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating two alleged robberies that were reported to have happened on the same day. First, police responded to a South Broad Street store on March 21 where a man told an officer that another individual had choked him and stolen $200 out of his pocket. On the same date,...

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Two Airlifted; More Injured After Sunday Accident

March 30, 2015
Two Airlifted; More Injured After Sunday Accident

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that two people were airlifted after an accident on the Toccoa By-pass Sunday. The accident happened around noon on Sunday at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. It involved a truck as well as a van from Martin Baptist Church. Shirley said that one person was airlifted...

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Stephens Schools Finance Director Submits Resignation Letter

March 30, 2015

As it continues to deal with its ongoing financial crisis, the Stephens County school system appears to be on the search for a new finance director yet again. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that Angel Terry submitted a letter of resignation last week from the Finance Director position. “She had an opportunity...

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First EES Public Hearing Taking Place Tonight

March 30, 2015

The first public hearing regarding the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School is set for tonight (Mar. 30). Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that tonight’s public hearing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. “We will start with calling the...

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Corps Opening Hartwell Lake Campgrounds April 1

March 30, 2015

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will open a number of campgrounds and day use areas on Lake Hartwell on April 1 for the 2015 recreation season. Those include Crescent Group Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Twin Lakes Campground in...

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Toccoa Looks At Local Preferred Vendor Ordinance Proposal

March 27, 2015

The city of Toccoa is considering an ordinance to help local bidders in the bidding process. Monday at their work session, Toccoa City Commissioners discussed an ordinance that would give preference in certain cases to local vendors who submit bids on projects or equipment. The proposed rule would give the city commission permission to...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Out for February

March 27, 2015

Unemployment figures for the month of February show very little change in Stephens County from January. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in February of 7.1 percent. That is slightly up from January’s revised rate of 7.0 percent, but down from...

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Charges Dropped Against SCHS Teacher Charged in Cat Controversy

March 27, 2015

All charges are being dropped against the teacher at the center of last Fall’s controversy around procedures performed on two cats in a Stephens County High School class. That is according to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, who says that other agencies, including the state, said they would not investigate the matter....

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