Toccoa Jr. League Softball Starts SE Regional Tourney Play Saturday

July 25, 2014

The Toccoa Junior League All-Star Softball team will begin its quest for a Southeast Regional Tournament Championship this weekend. Toccoa is representing the state of Georgia in the Junior League Softball Southeast Regional Tournament in Fort Myers, Florida. Play begins Saturday with a pool play format. Toccoa is in a group with the host...

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Clarkesville School of Dance

July 25, 2014
Ribbon Cutting Held for Clarkesville School of Dance

A new dance company in Clarkesville celebrates its opening with business leaders from throughout the region. The Clarkesville School of Dance held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently at its facility in Habersham County. It was a joint ribbon cutting, involving chambers of commerce from Stephens, Habersham, and White counties. Francie Keane is the owner...

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Stephens Co. June Unemployment Numbers Released

July 25, 2014

Stephens County’s June unemployment numbers show mixed results. According to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary June unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. That is four-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised May unemployment rate for Stephens County, which was 6.8 percent. This June’s unemployment...

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Franklin Co. Commission Amends Mobile Home Ordinance

July 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some mobile home owners in Franklin County will now have to make sure their homes are displaying the proper property tax decals or face stiff fines. At their regular meeting Monday evening, the Board of Commissioners voted to approve an amended ordinance regarding how property taxes are paid...

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Bridge Beams Going Up On New SR 17 Bridge

July 24, 2014
Bridge Beams Going Up On New SR 17 Bridge

Work is underway to set bridge beams on the new State Route 17 bridge near the Stephens-Franklin County line. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope says work started Wednesday to set the first five beams on the bridge that is just outside of Martin. Pope said crews are set to put the next...

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Stephens Co. Implements Moratorium on Accepting New Roads for Maintenance

July 24, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners do not plan to accept any new roads into the county road maintenance system through the end of the year. On Tuesday, commissioners voted 4 to 1 to impose a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of roads into the county maintenance system for a period up to and including December 31....

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