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Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

February 18, 2013
Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

People gather in Toccoa to plant a legacy on Arbor Day. Toccoa held its annual Arbor Day ceremony in downtown on Friday. The theme was “Plant A Legacy.” This year, Toccoa’s ceremony included a tree planting near the intersection of Sage and Foreacre streets. The red maple planted Friday is in honor of the...

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Stephens Co. BOE Moving Forward On Charter System Application

February 18, 2013

The Stephens County School System is moving ahead with the process of becoming a charter school system. During a Stephens County Board of Education work session last Tuesday, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten updated Board members on the current timeline for Stephens County becoming a charter school system. According to Whiten, state law...

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Royston Woman Pleads Guilty to Bilking Co-Workers

February 18, 2013

A Royston woman who was accused of bilking 68 co-workers out of their money will spend the next five years in prison. Reports indicate that 41-year old April Constance Jennipher Arter has pleaded guilty to 25 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception and one felony count of theft by taking. Arter went before a...

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

February 18, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced road work in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. According to the DOT, a crew will repair and restore ditches this week on State Highway 145. Meanwhile in Habersham County, a crew will clean and restore ditches on State Highway 17, while another crew adds rubberized asphalt...

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First Alliance Church Hosting Festival of Nations

February 18, 2013

The First Alliance Church of Toccoa is hosting its annual Festival of Nations this week. It started Sunday and runs through February 24. The weeklong event will feature speakers from Russia and Africa who will be sharing their experiences in ministries abroad. The festival will include other activities besides the speakers. Tonight is Family...

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Toccoa Police Dept. Releases Annual Report

February 15, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department releases its annual report for 2012. According to the 2012 annual report, the Toccoa Police Department responded to more than 17,600 calls for service in 2012. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that is a significant number. “When we compiled our annual report numbers and I spoke with some other...

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SCMS Holds Career Fair

February 15, 2013
SCMS Holds Career Fair

Stephens County eighth graders take a trip to the high school to think about both their short-term and long-term future. Wednesday, Stephens County Middle School held its annual career fair at a new location this year, Stephens County High School. At the career fair, 8th graders have the opportunity to learn about different careers...

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No Bond for Shubert

February 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A judge denies bond to the man charged in the death of a Franklin County woman. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, Brent Shubert appeared before the Franklin County Magistrate Judge Wednesday afternoon with his attorney present and was ordered to be held without bond. The case...

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Indians, Lady Indians To Both Play for Third in Region

February 15, 2013

The Stephens County Indian and Lady Indian basketball teams both dropped region semi-final games on Thursday in the Region 8-AAAA tournament at Johnson High School. In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians fell to the Lady Red Raiders of Madison County 51-37 in their semi-final. Stephens County only trailed by two points at the...

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LPN Program Moving to Currahee Campus

February 15, 2013

The Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College will serve as the new home for the school’s Practical Nursing program. According to the announcement, the Practical Nursing Program will make the move from the Clarkesville campus in order to take advantage of additional classroom space on the way to the Currahee Campus with the...

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