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Corps Day Use Passes Now Available

February 6, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new 2015 annual passes for day use recreation areas are now available for purchase at the Corps’ Savannah District three dam and lake projects, including Hartwell. The annual pass costs $30 and remains valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passes may be purchased at...

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Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher

February 5, 2015
Stephens Co. Names STAR Student, Teacher

Stephens County names its STAR Student and Teacher for 2015. Wednesday, this year’s winners were recognized in a ceremony at Stephens County High School. This year’s STAR Student is Kris Clark of Toccoa. Clark said he is honored to receive this honor and represent Stephens County High School. “I hope to represent my school,...

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Removal of Park St. Bridge Underway in Toccoa

February 5, 2015

Work is underway to tear down the Park Street Bridge in Toccoa. Crews began removing the bridge that spans the railroad tracks along Currahee Street this week. The Toccoa City Commission had signed a formal agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to allow them to remove the bridge back in August. City Manager Billy Morse...

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Chase Leads To Charges in Toccoa

February 5, 2015

A Hartwell resident faces multiple charges after a high-speed chase in Toccoa. The Toccoa Police Department says it arrested 23-year-old Kenxaveria Smith of Hartwell early Saturday morning. According to the report from the Toccoa Police Department, a police officer observed a white SUV failing to maintain its lane as it headed south on Highway...

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GDOT Preps Lavonia Intersection For Updated Traffic Signals

February 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you have driven through Lavonia over the past few days, you may have noticed some work going on at the intersection of SR17 and 59 – the only intersection with a traffic light in the heart of town. Crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been...

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Local Business Makes Donation to School System

February 5, 2015
Local Business Makes Donation to School System

LeCroy Educational Technology, along with Plaid Enterprises, makes a $10,000 dollar donation to the Stephens County School System, providing all schools with art supplies, paints, stencils and brushes. Passionate about education, LeCroy Educational Technology proudly steps forward to show support of our local educators and students in Stephens County.

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NE Ga. Library System Exploring Partnership With Toccoa-Stephens Co. Library

February 4, 2015

The Northeast Georgia Regional Library System is looking at the possibility of a partnership with the Toccoa-Stephens County Library to make it a central headquarters location for the region. Northeast Georgia Regional Library System Regional Director Delana Knight said that the regional board has approved such a preliminary plan based on a number of...

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Georgia Marks Severe Weather Preparedness Week

February 4, 2015

State emergency management officials are urging people to take this week to prepare for severe weather emergencies. This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia. Georgia Emergency Management Agency Spokesperson Lisa Janek said they are encouraging people to use this week as a reminder to do something to prepare for all different kinds...

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Fired Atlanta Fire Chief to Speak At TFC

February 4, 2015

The former Atlanta Fire Chief at the center of controversy over his termination from the city of Atlanta will speak in Stephens County next week. Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran will speak on February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Toccoa Falls College....

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Food Distribution Today in Martin

February 4, 2015

A food distribution is taking place today in Stephens County. Martin Baptist Church, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin Counties today from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the church’s gymnasium. This event will be...

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