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August 25, 2014

A Toccoa business reported to police earlier this month that it had been broken into. The report on file with the Toccoa Police Department states that an officer arrived to a Stephens Circle business on August 19 in reference to a theft. The business reported that about $6,000 worth of items had been taken...

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SCSO, TPD Sponsoring Pistol Class

August 25, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Toccoa Police Department will host a beginner’s pistol class next month. The class is scheduled to take place on September 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the James A. Neal Training Center in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the course is encouraged for anyone who...

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Stephens Co. Receives July Unemployment Numbers

August 22, 2014

Stephens County sees its unemployment rate rise in July. Figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor put Stephens County’s preliminary July unemployment rate at 7.9 percent. That is seven-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised June unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. While Stephens County’s preliminary July unemployment rate was...

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Indians Off, Looking Towards Start of Regular Season

August 22, 2014

The Stephens County Indian football team is off this week after last week’s scrimmage game against Habersham Central, turning its attention now to the regular season. Stephens County opens its season a week from tonight on the road in Carnesville against Franklin County. Indians’ Head Coach Frank Barden said there are a number of...

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Corps Issues Warning About Clearing Federal Land Along Lake

August 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning property owners on Lake Hartwell and other lakes not to cut trees on Corps land. The Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office is investigating and pursuing restitution for seven cases of major destruction to public lands surrounding Lake Hartwell. Corps Spokesman Russell...

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Currahee Canine Holds Ribbon Cutting

August 22, 2014
Currahee Canine Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local business opens to serve the community’s pet grooming and boarding needs. Currahee Canine Pet Services held a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Thursday at its location. Mandi Griffin owns and operates Currahee Canine Pet Services. She said she can offer people a number of different services. “We do all...

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Hospital Purchases Ultrasound Machine to Help Run PICC Lines

August 21, 2014

Stephens County Hospital purchases a new piece of equipment to help out some of its nurses. Monday, the Hospital Authority unanimously approved the purchase of a small new ultrasound machine. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the ultrasound machine will be used for helping patients who need PICC lines. “That is a central catheter line...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Sept. Spending Resolution

August 21, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education approves one final spending resolution. Tuesday, the board unanimously approved its September spending resolution. The spending resolutions allow the school system to operate while the Board finalizes its budget for the fiscal year that started back on July 1. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey has stated that...

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Dillard House President Passes Away

August 21, 2014

Rabun County is remembering the President of the Dillard House this week. Dillard House President and CEO John Peter Dillard passed away Sunday at the age of 69. He took over as President of the Rabun County landmark establishment in 1989. The Dillard House was established by his grandmother, Carrie Edwards Dillard, back in...

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Ga. Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide Now Available

August 21, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that the 2014-2015 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available. According to the DNR, the guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities among other things. The DNR says major changes to hunting regulations this...

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