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Toccoa Ingles Adding Gas Station

May 5, 2014

You may have seen some construction happening on Big A Road in Toccoa in front of Ingles. The construction is a part of Ingles as the local store is adding a gas station in front. City of Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor tells WNEG News about the station. “The Ingles gas station will have...

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Local Observance of Day of Prayer

May 2, 2014
Local Observance of Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 1st, was the National Day of Prayer.  This is the 63rd year the National Holiday has been recognized.  The Annual Community Observance was held at 12 noon on the square of the Historic Stephens County Courthouse.   Stephens County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes presented the program and led those who had...

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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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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • September 15, 2014LeTourneau WABCO Employee Reunion
  • October 1, 2014drive-thru flu clinic
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