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Stephens Co. Marking Veterans Day Today

November 11, 2014

Today is Veterans Day and multiple events in northeast Georgia will mark the occasion. In Stephens County, a ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. today on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Again this year, the program is sponsored by the American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

November 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting later this morning. County commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for their meeting. The county commission will start its meeting with a work session to discuss items on the meeting...

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Investigation Ongoing Into Animal Castration Incident At SCHS

November 10, 2014

The Stephens County School System is commenting on an incident involving a cat at Stephens County High School. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he was notified of the incident happened earlier this week. “It was brought to my attention on Wednesday evening that at some point, there was a classroom conduction of...

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“Currahee Thunder” Riding Strong

November 10, 2014
“Currahee Thunder” Riding Strong

A group of young people from Stephens and Franklin counties is riding their way to success in the world of equestrian drill team. The Currahee Thunder Drill Team is made up of 11 children from Stephens and Franklin counties. It practices at the Currahee Saddle Club and recently, WNEG spent time with the team....

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Toccoa Commissioners Meeting Today

November 10, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners have a regularly scheduled meeting later today. Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During today’s meeting, city commissioners are scheduled to handle a number of appointments that the commission must make. City commissioners are also scheduled to receive the monthly financial report during today’s meeting. Meanwhile, city...

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Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance For Work For Area

November 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation says it will be manually cleaning drainage structures this week alongside State Route 145 in Stephens County. It is one of a number of routine maintenance activities scheduled for northeast Georgia counties this week. DOT officials said that while the drainage structures are being cleaned along State Route 145...

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SCMS FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team Places at Nationals

November 7, 2014

Some local students finish among the top teams in the country in a national competition. The Stephens County Middle School FFA Parliamentary Procedure team represented the state of Georgia in the National Invitation Novice Parliamentary Procedure Competitive Event last week in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was sponsored by the Society for Agriculture Education Parliamentarians....

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SCHS Interact Club Looking To Again “Stuff the Bus”

November 7, 2014

Stephens County High School students are looking to stuff the bus again later this month. The third annual Interact Club “Stuff the Bus” canned food drive will take place from November 17 to November 21. Interact Club Advisor Derek Demmler said the drive will be held at Stephens County High School, Stephens County Middle...

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Interstate 85 Wreck Victim Identified

November 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities have released the name of a man who died last week in an accident on Interstate 85 in Franklin County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the man is identified as 55-year-old Roger Wayne Hughes of Fayetteville, Georgia. Hughes died last Wednesday, October 29 on I-85, near...

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Animal Control Investigating Reported Incident At SCHS

November 7, 2014

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control is investigating an incident at Stephens County High School. That is according to Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts. Roberts said that animal control has also reached out to other local and state agencies regarding the incident, which took place at the high school earlier this week. Stephens County school system...

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