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Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

November 5, 2014

Election totals are not the only returns that came back in Tuesday. On Tuesday, Main Street Toccoa tallied the votes and announced the winners for this year’s Scarecrow Contest. First place went to The Studio/Currahee Artists Guild, while second place went to Sunnyside Baptist Church, and third place went to Currahee Veterinary Clinic. The fifth...

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Election Day in Ga. Today

November 4, 2014

It is decision day at the polls across the state of Georgia. Today is Election Day. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls are open for voters to cast their ballots. “(Voters) all need to go to the Senior Center off of Rose Lane,” said Kelley. “That is the only precinct we have in...

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Stephens Co. Graduation Rate Drops in 2014

November 4, 2014

District level graduation rates are out from the Georgia Department of Education for 2014. According to state figures, Stephens County High School had a graduation rate of 85.3 percent in 2014. That is down from the 2013 graduation rate of 90.8 percent released last year by the state. The state graduation rate average for...

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Stephens Co. Toys for Tots Announces Process Change

November 4, 2014

The Toys for Tots program is announcing a change in procedure affecting Stephens County residents. Area Toys for Tots Coordinator Don Alexander said the change has to do with signing up for assistance from the program. “Instead of people being screened by the Salvation Army, we are having them call (our) number and we...

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Animal Shelter Fundraiser Set For Saturday Night

November 4, 2014

A major fundraiser for the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter is coming up this weekend. It is the annual “Jailhouse Rock” dinner and auction and it takes place this coming Saturday at the Toccoa Elks Lodge. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said everything starts at 6 p.m. “At 6 p.m., you can start...

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TFC Sports Update

November 4, 2014

Fall sports are wrapping up at Toccoa Falls College. The TFC volleyball, men’s soccer, and women’s soccer teams all took part in region tournament play this past week. Toccoa Falls volleyball was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the region tournament, going 2-2 during the event. The Screaming Eagles defeated Johnson University of Florida and...

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Harvest Festival Wraps Up in Toccoa

November 3, 2014
Harvest Festival Wraps Up in Toccoa

Weather that was at times, cold and windy, over the weekend did not stop the Toccoa Harvest Festival. The annual event took place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Toccoa. Thousands of people enjoyed food and craft vendors, along with games, entertainment, and children’s activities. Wind and cold, especially Saturday, did cause some issues. However,...

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Former Sen. Nunn Stops in Stephens Co.

November 3, 2014

With Election Day now just 24 hours away, candidates in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia continue to stump for votes. Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn stopped in Toccoa last Thursday. His daughter, Michelle Nunn, is running for U.S. Senate against David Perdue. Nunn served for 24 years in the U.S. Senate. He said...

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Cold Start to Week in Region

November 3, 2014

A freeze warning remains in effect for Stephens and surrounding counties through 10 a.m. today. The National Weather Service Office in Greenville-Spartanburg said that cold high pressure will remain in place over the region today. According to the Weather Service, this will keep calm to light winds while skies remain generally clear. For that...

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Lavonia Housing Authority Switching to Section 8 HUD Funding

November 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Lavonia Housing Authority is moving to a new funding system from the federal government. Housing Authority Board members met last week to approve the Authority’s plan to move from the Public Housing Program to the HUD Project Based Rental Assistance through the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, also...

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