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Barge Visits Blue Ribbon Big A Elementary

November 24, 2014
Barge Visits Blue Ribbon Big A Elementary

Big A Elementary School gets a visit from a top school official in Georgia. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Big A Elementary School on Friday morning. He came to Big A to recognize the school for being named as a National Blue Ribbon School this year. Dr. Barge arrived by helicopter and...

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Stephens Co. Teacher of Year Named

November 24, 2014

The Stephens County School System names its teacher of the year for this year. Last week, the School System announced that Stephens County Middle School 7th grade math teacher Joni Whitfield had been selected as the system teacher of the year for Stephens County. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Whitfield does a...

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

November 24, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet today for their second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November. The city commission is scheduled to hold that meeting today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider approval of a proposal for design services...

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Fatal Fire Friday in Banks Co.

November 22, 2014

An elderly Carnesville man is dead after his home caught fire overnight. It happened at about 4:30 a.m. today on Fulbright Road in Banks County near the intersection of Highways 63 and 198. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin says that 68-year-old William Macklin Waters was the victim of the single wide...

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Clerk of Court Issues Scam Alert

November 21, 2014

The Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office is asking residents to watch out for a scam that is making the rounds and has now arrived in Stephens County. Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says he received the first report of the scam in Stephens County earlier this week. Quick said the scam...

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Toccoa Student Nominated to U.S. Military Academy

November 21, 2014

A Stephens County student is one of a handful from the region that is nominated for admission to the U.S. Service Academies. 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins announced this week that 15 students from the District have been nominated by him for admission to one of the service academies. Included in that list...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Christmas Card Winner

November 21, 2014
Stephens Co. Hospital Announces Christmas Card Winner

Stephens County Hospital announces the winner of its annual Christmas Card contest. Thursday, Hospital officials traveled to Eastanollee Elementary Contest to announce that Abby Burkhart won this year’s contest. Abby is a 5th grader at Eastanollee Elementary. “I just drew a night on Christmas Eve where Santa Claus is going through the night,” she...

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Carnesville Celebrating New Community Center With Open House

November 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia City of Carnesville officials will host an open house this weekend to show off their new community center. The new Carnesville Community Center was recently completed after a number of years in the planning stages. Carnesville Mayor Harris Little said the town has been without a community center...

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Cat Castration Case Headed to Magistrate Court

November 20, 2014

The Stephens County High School cat castration case will be heard in Magistrate Court. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that animal control has completed its investigation into the incident and made a decision on how to proceed. “I cannot go into specifics of the case, other than to say that we...

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Chamber President Search Continues

November 20, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s search for a new Chamber President could be nearing an end. Chamber Board Chair Greg Roach said that the board plans to hold a called meeting on Monday regarding the search. Roach said the plan is for a vote to take place on Monday by the Chamber Board...

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