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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

April 8, 2014
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Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regular monthly meeting this morning. The county commission’s meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County Commissioners will begin their meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on...

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One Killed in Habersham Wreck Saturday

April 8, 2014
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The Georgia State Patrol said a Stephens County woman was not transported for medical treatment after a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Habersham County that resulted in the death of a Clarkesville man. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, 28-year-old Melissa Wallace of Eastanollee was driving a 2008 Nissan...

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Currahee Club Director Visits Haiti

April 8, 2014
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The managing director of the Currahee Club is back in Stephens County after a trip earlier this year to Haiti. Andrew Ward went to Haiti early this year with two property owners at the Currahee Club, Ralph and Janet McDaniel, who are involved in setting up an air ambulance service in Haiti. The island...

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2014 Election Season Gearing Up

April 7, 2014
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Stephens County’s 2014 election season is gearing up to get started. The primary election is coming up on May 20. That primary will include a number of contested local races like Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education, along with other area races of note like State House and U.S. House. State...

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NE Ga. CASA Wins Award

April 7, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An area non-profit group that speaks for children in Northeast Georgia, is a special honor. Recently, the Northeast Georgia CASA Program was awarded the 2014 Established Program Award of Excellence at the Georgia CASA State Conference. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Melissa Mitchell is the Executive...

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County Health Rankings Released

April 7, 2014
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A recently released study ranks Georgia counties on how healthy they are based on a number of different factors. The study, released last month, ranks Stephens County as 83rd of 159 counties in Georgia in a ranking of the healthiest counties in the state. The annual County Health Rankings were put together and released...

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Ga. DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance

April 7, 2014
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing routine maintenance this week for Stephens and surrounding counties. Work will take place weather permitting today through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In Stephens County, a crew will replace damaged overhead signs on State Route 17. A lane closure is required as this work occurs....

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USFS Recreation Sites Reopening

April 7, 2014
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Recreation sites across the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests are re-opening to visitors after being closed for the winter. The Forest Service said managers anticipate a busy season as the majority of recreation sites have reopened. Officials also noted that visitors may notice improvements to many sites thanks to the work of volunteers and...

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 4, 2014
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A local organization is working to call attention to the problem of child abuse this month. The Northeast Georgia CASA program is reminding people that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. The Northeast Georgia program serves eight counties, including Stephens County. Pat McCollum is a Northeast...

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Main Street Gearing Up for Taste of Toccoa

April 4, 2014
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Toccoa Man Street is starting to gear up for another busy Spring and Summer. The first big Main Street event in downtown Toccoa is coming up later this month. The annual “A Taste of Toccoa” is coming up on Thursday, April 24. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said this year’s “Taste” will run...

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