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SCHS Selling “Bracelets of Hope”

December 20, 2013
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Students at Stephens County High School are coming together to help one of their own. Last month, a 9th grader, Caitlin, was diagnosed with a sizable tumor in her brain that required immediate surgery. The surgery has taken place and doctors were able to remove 95 percent of what was determined to be a...

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DOT Ready for Busy Christmas Travel Holiday

December 20, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy couple of weeks on the state’s highways. With Christmas falling on a Wednesday, the DOT says it is anticipating more travelers than usual during the holiday week. To try to help accommodate the expected extra traffic, Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the Department of...

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Square One Fitness Opens at Old Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA

December 20, 2013
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Square One Fitness Opens at Old Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA

Local individuals re-open the old YMCA as a new, privately-owned fitness center. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for Square One Fitness. Square One Fitness is located in the old YMCA facility after purchasing much of the organization’s equipment and opening as a new business. Co-Owner Steve Burtt...

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Hart Co. Investigating ATV Thefts

December 20, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Hart County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of ATV thefts in recent weeks. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the thefts have been going on for the past couple of weeks and investigators need the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible. “Yes we...

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Draft Stephens Co. Land Use Plan Ready to Go

December 19, 2013
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The Stephens County Land Use Regulations Committee completes its work. Committee Spokesperson Cynthia Brown said the committee has settled on a draft land use plan that will be given to the county commission for its consideration. Brown said that the committee is excited to complete the mission it was given. “The regulations are simple,”...

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Multiple Wilbros Concerns Expressed to Toccoa Commission

December 19, 2013
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Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County President Bryan Dooley addresses Toccoa Commissioners on Wilbros. Dooley spoke before Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday to address a number of concerns about the Wilbros odor issue. The Concerned Citizens’ group, along with the Stephens County Commission, Toccoa City Commission, and the Stephens County School System are currently in...

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Toccoa Moving Forward to Design New City Pool

December 19, 2013
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Toccoa is getting ready to start designing its new city pool. City commissioners discussed the status of the pool project during a work session on Monday. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city is prepared to move ahead and use the services of two men,  Tim White of Carnesville and Craig Bleakley...

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WNEG Conducts “Project Poinsettia”

December 19, 2013
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WNEG Conducts “Project Poinsettia”

Wednesday, AM 630 WNEG delivered about 100 poinsettias to the Wilkinson Center, Clary Care Center, and Picture of Life Personal Care Home. This year’s sponsors were Convalescent Home Equipment, 1st Franklin Financial Investment Center, and Stephens County Hospital.          

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Royston Law Firm Fire Ruled Arson

December 19, 2013
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  The State Fire Marshal’s office has ruled that a fire set at a Royston law office early Tuesday is arson. That is according to State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen. “The cause of the fire is arson and the case remains open,” said Allen. “The Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators...

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SCMS Basketball Update

December 19, 2013
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The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams split four games with Banks County. In 8th grade boys’ action against Banks County earlier this week, the Rebels defeated Banks by a score of 39-33. Leading scorers were Chaz Bridges with 13 points and Montavius Thornton with 12 points. Meanwhile in 8th grade girls’ action, the...

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