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First EES Public Hearing Taking Place Tonight

March 30, 2015

The first public hearing regarding the proposed closing of Eastanollee Elementary School is set for tonight (Mar. 30). Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that tonight’s public hearing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. “We will start with calling the...

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Corps Opening Hartwell Lake Campgrounds April 1

March 30, 2015

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will open a number of campgrounds and day use areas on Lake Hartwell on April 1 for the 2015 recreation season. Those include Crescent Group Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina; Twin Lakes Campground in...

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Toccoa Looks At Local Preferred Vendor Ordinance Proposal

March 27, 2015

The city of Toccoa is considering an ordinance to help local bidders in the bidding process. Monday at their work session, Toccoa City Commissioners discussed an ordinance that would give preference in certain cases to local vendors who submit bids on projects or equipment. The proposed rule would give the city commission permission to...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Out for February

March 27, 2015

Unemployment figures for the month of February show very little change in Stephens County from January. According to figures released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate in February of 7.1 percent. That is slightly up from January’s revised rate of 7.0 percent, but down from...

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Charges Dropped Against SCHS Teacher Charged in Cat Controversy

March 27, 2015

All charges are being dropped against the teacher at the center of last Fall’s controversy around procedures performed on two cats in a Stephens County High School class. That is according to Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts, who says that other agencies, including the state, said they would not investigate the matter....

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Trout Season Starting in Ga.

March 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to...

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Stephens Co. Easter Egg Hunt Set for Saturday

March 27, 2015

An annual Easter time tradition returns to Stephens County this weekend. Saturday is the 32nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Stephens County Recreation Department. The hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Rose Lane ball fields at the Recreation Department. Organizers at the Recreation Department say that people should be...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

March 27, 2015

Jury duty for Monday, March 30 in Stephens County is cancelled for the entire week next week. That is according to Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick.

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Recycling To No Longer Be Separated At Convenience Sites in Stephens

March 26, 2015

Starting next week, Stephens County’s convenience sites will no longer be set up to allow county residents to recycle. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously passed a motion that county convenience sites will no longer separate out recyclable items from household garbage at the county’s convenience sites starting on April 1. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis...

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Two Dead After Habersham Co. Shooting Incident

March 26, 2015

Reports indicate that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal double shooting. According to a report from accessnorthga.com, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says that two people were fatally shot at a home on Key Road off Dicks Hill Parkway around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. That is located...

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