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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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Manufacturing Video Contest Award Winners Announced

November 7, 2014

Area students win awards for videos about local manufacturers. Recently, North Georgia Technical College held a video contest where students created a 2-3 minute video in partnership with a local industry in their county to show people “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Students at Stephens County High School were paired up with Global Partitions....

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DNR Trout Meeting Next Week in Gainesville

November 7, 2014

A public meeting is coming up next week in Gainesville to discuss the possibility of opening all trout waters to year-round fishing. The meeting will take place at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center at 715 Fair Street in Gainesville on Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m. Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

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SCSO Announces Three Arrests

November 6, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is announcing three recent arrests following two separate incidents. First, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said deputies responded to a Highway 17 business in Martin on October 30 in reference to a suspicious vehicle and a possible burglary in progress. “Deputies, while working the Martin area, enter a business,”...

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Sign-ups Underway for Festival of Trees

November 6, 2014

The Toccoa Main Street program is putting out the call for entries into this year’s Festival of Trees in downtown Toccoa. The 7th annual Festival of Trees is set for December 5 and 6 in the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Festival of...

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Family Connection Fundraiser Winners Announced

November 6, 2014
Family Connection Fundraiser Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for a recent fundraising event for a local agency. Family Connection of Stephens County held its “Are You Smarter than a Stephens County Fifth Grader?” competition this past Saturday night at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School. 29 adults making up 10 teams...

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Event Raises Money for F.O.P. Christmas Program

November 6, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A recent event raises money for the “Shop with a Cop” program in northeast Georgia. A lawnmower pull took place in Bowersville last month. Sponsored by the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, spokesman and Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Love said the turn out was...

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Busy Day At Polls in Stephens Co.

November 5, 2014

Busy is the word to describe Tuesday at the polls in Stephens County. The total turnout was nearly 41 percent in the county for Tuesday’s election. A line existed at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. when the polls closed and the last person reportedly voted sometime around 7:30 p.m. Stephens County Registrar Theresa...

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