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Ga. Insurance Commissioner Marks Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 21, 2014

National Flood Safety Awareness Week is this week and Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to use the opportunity to remind Georgians that a flood policy can be a valuable addition to standard homeowners’ coverage. Flood coverage is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program. Hudgens said people can buy NFIP flood insurance...

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Company Proposes Solar Panels To Stephens Co. BOE

March 20, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is exploring a partnership with a company to place solar panels on the roof of Stephens County High School and possibly at other schools in the system. Tuesday, the school board heard from William Silva, the President and CEO of United Renewable Energy of Alpharetta. The company is...

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N.C. Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Franklin Co.

March 20, 2014
N.C. Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A North Carolina man wanted for the kidnap and rape of a 12-year old girl is on his way back there after he was arrested Sunday in Franklin County. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the suspect, identified as Kenneth Michael Outen Jr. of Montgomery County, North Carolina was...

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Kickball Tourney Fundraising Totals Coming In

March 20, 2014
Kickball Tourney Fundraising Totals Coming In

Some of the totals are in from this year’s second annual Stephens County High School Interact Club Kickball Tournament. The tournament took place last weekend at the Stephens County Recreation Department. Club Advisor Derek Demmler said that the club has raised just over $1,400 from the tournament. Money raised will go towards the Toccoa-Stephens...

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Friends of Library Presentation Tonight in Toccoa

March 20, 2014
Friends of Library Presentation Tonight in Toccoa

A northeast Georgia author will speak in Toccoa this evening. White County author Emory Jones will be at the Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa tonight at 7 p.m. speaking at an event presented by the Friends of the Toccoa-Stephens County Library. Jones has written several books about White County and northeast Georgia. His presentation...

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Grafton Beats Stowe; Wins Special Election

March 19, 2014

Michelle Grafton will serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Grafton defeated Ralph Stowe in Tuesday’s special election for Post One on the Stephens County Commission 617 to 303. That breaks down to 67.07 percent of the vote for Grafton to 32.93 percent of...

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Stephens Co. Schools Approve 2014-2015 Calendar

March 19, 2014

The Stephens County School System approves its 2014-2015 school calendar. Stephens County Board of Education members approved the calendar for next school year by a 5-2 vote at their meeting on Tuesday. David Fricks and Jim Ledford voted against the calendar. Ledford said he feels the calendar has school starting way too early. Under...

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Toccoa Renovates Amtrak Waiting Room

March 19, 2014
Toccoa Renovates Amtrak Waiting Room

The waiting room for Amtrak passengers at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa is the recent recipient of a bit of a facelift. Back in January, Toccoa City Commissioners authorized staff to use funds to renovate the waiting room made available at the train depot on Alexander Street for those waiting for the Crescent...

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Currahee Military Museum Exhibit Honoring Local Veterans in March

March 19, 2014
Currahee Military Museum Exhibit Honoring Local Veterans in March

This month, the Currahee Military Museum is recognizing the eight sons of Stephens County who died during the Vietnam Conflict. The eight are recognized in this month’s local veterans showcase that is part of the Currahee Military Museum. The exhibit includes information on each veteran, along with photos and memorabilia. The eight honored are:...

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Authorities Investigating Death on Pageland Drive

March 19, 2014

Local and state authorities are investigating after a person was found dead in Toccoa Tuesday morning. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the police department was called to a Pageland Drive residence at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday in response to a deceased person. Jarrell said his department is investigating the death along with the...

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