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Local Industry Appreciation Event Held

May 2, 2014

The Stephens County Development Authority hosted an Industry Appreciation Network Event at the Willard Kimsey Environmental Education Center yesterday afternoon. Approximately twenty-five local industries were represented at the event. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says events like these are important.  “We believe it is important to recognize our existing industries. We...

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Low Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinics Announced

May 2, 2014

The annual rabies clinics are scheduled around Stephens County for tomorrow (May 3) and again on Saturday, May 17. Rabies is a deadly disease that attacks the central nervous system and can be fatal. It is most often seen in wild animals, but both people and pets can get the virus by contact with...

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Currahee Artists’ Guild Hosts Downtown Toccoa Event

May 2, 2014

The Currahee Artists’ Guild Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held this Saturday in downtown Toccoa from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Activities will include a judged show and the Cleo Floral Competition inside The Studio on Doyle Street, art booths set up on the sidewalk, a judged student art show for...

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Franklin BOC Reaches Consensus on Jail Expansion Funding

May 2, 2014
Franklin BOC Reaches Consensus on Jail Expansion Funding

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners reach an agreement on how to fund the proposed jail expansion. At their work session Tuesday evening, the board heard from county manager John Phillips.  Noting that there was about $800,000 dollars already set aside for a jail expansion from a previous SPLOST, Phillips recommended...

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SCHS Academic Bowl Team Headed to Nationals

May 1, 2014

The Academic Bowl team at Stephens County High School is on track to head to a national competition later this year. Already this year, the team won a school record 13 matches, finished undefeated in its league, outscored league opponents by a 2 to 1 margin, and ended the year ranked third in state...

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New Superintendent Dorsey Set to Start Today

May 1, 2014

New Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey is expected to officially take over the post today. The Stephens County Board of Education hired Dorsey last month to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired in March. Dorsey’s contract begins today and runs through April 30, 2017. Under the terms of the deal, Dorsey will receive an...

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Suspicious Device Investigation Continues

May 1, 2014

Authorities are getting closer to an arrest in connection with a suspicious device that was found by a passerby on the roadside of Tugalo Street in Toccoa last Friday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley updates WNEG news on the investigation. “We have subpoenaed the video records of a local business in Toccoa. We hope...

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Stephens County Park Under Local Operation

May 1, 2014

Stephens County officially takes over operations of the Stephens County Park on Highway 123 today. The U.S. Army Corp of engineers officially turned over the keys to Stephens County Recreation Director Richard Adams on Wednesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says it will be an easy transition. “The Park is now in our operation...

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Renovations To Schaefer Center Facade On Track

May 1, 2014

Renovations to the façade at the Schaefer Center in Downtown Toccoa continue to take shape. City of Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor says the renovation is going well. “We are real excited about the progress that has been made thus far, says Tabor; “of course, we received grant funding from the Georgia Department of...

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Brother John’s Celebrates 30 Years

May 1, 2014
Brother John’s Celebrates 30 Years

Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brother John’s Subs celebrating their 30th Anniversary and their newly expanded dining area.  All month long during April, Brother John’s has celebrated their 30 years in business with special prices and give-aways. Owner Hallie Edenfield says the expansion allows them to better...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
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