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Stephens Co. BOE Calls Meeting for Today

March 31, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to name the finalist or finalists for the position of Stephens County School Superintendent at a meeting this morning. A meeting of the Stephens County Board of Education has been called for 8:30 a.m. today. The meeting announcement states that the purpose of the meeting is...

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Whiten Looks Back At Career in Stephens Co.

March 28, 2014

After five years as Stephens County School Superintendent and more than 30 years in the school system in all, Sherrie Whiten is moving on. Whiten said her last day as Stephens County School Superintendent is today. She started out as a classroom teacher at Big A Elementary School, before moving into school administration and...

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Humane Shelter Celebrates Anniversary With Ribbon Cutting

March 28, 2014
Humane Shelter Celebrates Anniversary With Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter celebrates more than a year in operation. Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the shelter to commemorate the occasion. It opened in February 2013. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said there is a lot to be proud of in the...

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Stephens Co. February Unemployment Numbers Released

March 28, 2014

Stephens County sees a slight drop in its unemployment rate in the month of February. Labor Department numbers released this week by the state show that Stephens County had a preliminary February unemployment rate of 6.8 percent. That is one tenth of a percentage point lower than the revised January unemployment rate of 6.9...

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Corps Into Second Phase of Drought Study

March 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is six months in to the second phase of a comprehensive study on how to better manage the waters of the Savannah River and its reservoirs during times of drought. Corps Spokesman Russell Wicke said this phase of the study is focusing...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

March 28, 2014

Jurors who were summoned in Stephens County to report on Monday, March 31 do not need to report next week. That is from Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick. He said that jury duty has been cancelled for the entire week.

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Talk Animal Shelter Funding at Joint Meeting

March 27, 2014

Stephens County and Toccoa City Commissioners talk future funding for the animal shelter. The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter was the first topic brought up by commissioners during a joint meeting of the two boards Wednesday at the Stephens County Development Authority offices. The city and county are spending over $440,000 combined on the animal...

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Stephens Co. Schools Hold Teacher of Year Banquet

March 27, 2014
Stephens Co. Schools Hold Teacher of Year Banquet

The Stephens County School System recognizes its teachers of the year. Wednesday, the school system held its annual reception to honor its system Teacher of the Year, as well as the Teachers of the Year from each school in Stephens County, at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Named back in November,...

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Toccoa Police Forced to Shoot Aggressive Dogs, Says Chief

March 27, 2014

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said Thursday officers were forced to shoot two dogs after the dogs attacked them during an incident earlier this week. Jarrell said officers from the police department and Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control responded to East Franklin Street on Tuesday in reference to a call about aggressive dogs. “While attempting...

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. To Work Together on Stephens Co. Recreation Area

March 27, 2014

Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners also discussed maintenance and operations at the Stephens County Recreation Area during their joint meeting on Wednesday. Stephens County Commissioners approved on Tuesday a lease agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the county to operate and maintain the day use area at the Georgia-South Carolina...

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