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American Red Cross Offering Pet Care App

February 4, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Pets are an important part of many families and a new American Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. Red Cross Northeast Georgia Chapter Executive Director...

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Shelter Joins National Transport Program

February 3, 2014
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The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is the first in the state of Georgia to join a national transport program through PetSmart Charities. The Shelter has obtained specialized training to participate in the “Rescue Waggin” program. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said this is a national transport program that moves adoptable dogs and puppies from shelters...

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Stephens Co. Schools Add Pre-K Class at Eastanollee

February 3, 2014
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The Stephens County School System expands its Pre-K program at Eastanollee Elementary School. Last month, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten announced that the school system had obtained funding to add a second Pre-K class at Eastanollee Elementary. Whiten said that the school system has plenty of demand to fill the class immediately. “We...

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Qualifying Ends Today for Stephens Co. Special Election

February 3, 2014
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Qualifying wraps up today for the special election to fill the seat of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Interested candidates have from 9 a.m. to 12 noon today to qualify for the special election at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office is located downstairs in the Stephens County...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Rate Up Slightly in December

February 3, 2014
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Stephens County ends 2013 on a mixed note on the unemployment front. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in December of 7.1 percent. That is slightly higher than the revised November unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. The labor force in Stephens...

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TFC World Outreach Conference Starts Today

February 3, 2014
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Toccoa Falls College will host its annual World Outreach Conference this week. The conference starts today and runs through Wednesday. The conference includes speakers at the Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center today and Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30  p.m., as well as Wednesday at 10 a.m. This year, three different speakers will...

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Stephens Co. Extends Qualifying Period for Special Election

January 31, 2014
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Stephens County will extend the qualifying period for the March special election to fill the seat of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that this week’s winter weather is the reason qualifying will now go an extra day. “Qualifying was supposed to start Wednesday, the 29th,...

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Gasaway to Run for Re-election

January 31, 2014
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28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway will run for re-election. The first-term Republican state legislator announced this week that he will seek a second term this Fall representing Stephens, Banks, and part of Habersham counties. Gasaway said he feels he has done a good job in his first term. “We worked on the Savannah...

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Leap for Literacy Set for February 22

January 31, 2014
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Stephens County will take the leap for literacy once again next month. The 8th annual Leap for Literacy will take place February 22 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Stephens Education Literacy Foundation Executive Director Ellen Alligood said on that day, individuals will take the plunge to help encourage and raise money for reading...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

January 30, 2014
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Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said that jurors need to report as scheduled in Stephens County on Monday (Feb.3) at 8:45 a.m.  

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