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Fulton Co. Superior Court Sets Wilbros Court Date

February 23, 2015

The next date has been set in the ongoing Wilbros legal case at the state level. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said a Fulton County Superior Court judge will hear Wilbros’ appeal of a state administrative law judge’s ruling upholding an EPD administrative order on April 2nd. Last month, Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

February 20, 2015

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors in Stephens County who received a summons to report on Monday, February 23rd do not need to report. Jury duty has been cancelled for the whole week.

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Stephens Co. BOE Backtracks; Cans Doubling Prices at Cannery

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education decides to backtrack on a price hike at the cannery. Thursday, board members voted 4-2 with 1 abstention to retract the doubling of prices at the cannery. Last week, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to double prices at the cannery. However, school board member Jim...

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Stephens Co. Schools Set Make-up Days

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County school system officially sets make-up days to recover the time lost out of school this week due to winter weather. Thursday, the Board voted unanimously to make up the four days of school lost this week on March 16, March 17, April 1, and April 2. March 16 and 17 are...

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BOE Reduces 4-H Funding

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education votes to reduce its level of funding for the Stephens County 4-H program. Thursday, the Board voted 4-3 to reduce the level of funding for the 4-H program and staff from just under $20,000 a year to about $6,000 a year. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey had...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves TAN Bid

February 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a bid for Tax Anticipation Notes. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved unanimously a bid from South State Bank for $7 million in Tax Anticipation Notes. School officials said the interest rate on the TAN’s, as they are called, is less than one percent. The...

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Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

February 20, 2015
Toccoa Celebrates Arbor Day

Toccoa celebrates Arbor Day. The city held its annual Arbor Day program on Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. This year’s guest speaker was Tim Womick, who gave his presentation called “Trail of Trees.” Womick travels around the country talking about trees after having been inspired to do so after a visit...

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New Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign Announced

February 20, 2015

A new clean-up campaign will look to revamp what used to be an annual Fall tradition by moving it to the Spring. This spring Hartwell Lake will host the annual cleanup initiative, called “Clean Up Green Up,” between April 18 and April 25, in conjunction with Earth Day. The clean-up previously was typically held...

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Weather Related Announcements

February 20, 2015

MAJOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Stephens County Schools — CLOSED TODAY Habersham County Schools — CLOSED TODAY; All staff report at 10 a.m.   OTHER SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES Currahee Academy — OPEN TODAY   OTHER ACTIVITIES Stephens Co. H.S. Varsity Soccer Games — CANCELLED Stephens Co. h.S. Varsity Baseball Game — CANCELLED

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Cold Air Remains In NE Ga.

February 19, 2015

Stephens County and northeast Georgia are waking up to bitter cold and wind this morning. A wind chill advisory remains in effect for the region until 1 p.m. today. According to forecasters with the National Weather Service, temperatures in the teens and 20s later today will combine with northwest winds of 10 to 15...

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