Train Passing Through S.C. Friday Encounters Problem

October 14, 2013
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By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla A train headed into Georgia from South Carolina on Friday was delayed as it encountered some problems. Oconee County, South Carolina emergency personnel reported that smoke and apparently fire could be seen from a freight train passing through Oconee County Friday morning on its way into Georgia. Emergency personnel...

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Stephens Co. BOE Holds Work Session

October 11, 2013
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The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote on the school system’s charter system application to the state at its meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten spoke with the school board about the process at a work session on Thursday. Whiten said that if the Board approves the application,...

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Indians Host Monroe Area Tonight

October 11, 2013
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The Stephens County Indian football team returns to action tonight against one of the highest-ranked teams in the state. Stephens County will host Monroe Area at the Reservation. The Indians come into the game with a 3-2 overall record and a 1-1 record in Region 8-AAAA, having had last week off. In their last...

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Local Fire Depts. Go To Schools for Fire Prevention Week

October 11, 2013
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Local Fire Depts. Go To Schools for Fire Prevention Week

Stephens County Schools and local fire departments work together to mark Fire Prevention Week. A number of Stephens County elementary schools hosted visits this week from local fire departments to mark the week and teach children about fire safety. Thursday, the Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Department was at Big A Elementary School to visit...

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Officials Offer Fire Safety Tips

October 11, 2013
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State officials are taking this week to remind people about fire safety. According to the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office, this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” According to the latest National Fire Prevention Association research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires, with two out of...

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Salvation Army Starting To Gear Up for Holidays

October 11, 2013
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The local Salvation Army is starting to gear up for the holiday season. Applications are currently underway for two Salvation Army Christmas programs. Lt. Ruth Kenyon is a Corps Officer and Administrator for the Salvation Army in Stephens County and surrounding areas. She said one of the programs that sign-ups are underway for is...

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  • August 19, 2013English Classes
  • March 28, 2014Celebrity for a Day!
  • April 3, 2014Stephens County Extension 4-H fundraiser Vidalia Onion Sale
  • April 28, 2014Divorce Care, a special help seminar and support group
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