Volunteer Fire Depts. Recognized at County Commission Meeting

April 24, 2014

A woman thanks Stephens County volunteer firefighters in a letter sent to county commissioners. Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell mentioned the letter during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. In the letter, the woman said that Tates Creek, Carnes Creek, and New Hope Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a fire in front of her house on...

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Stephens Co. Still Planning for Stephens Co. Park Takeover

April 23, 2014

Stephens County will officially take over operations of the Stephens County Park next week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that it would turn over operations and maintenance of the park to the Stephens County government next Thursday, May 1. Located on the shores of Lake Hartwell off of U.S. Highway 123...

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Stephens Co. Schools Receive CCRPI Results

April 23, 2014

The Stephens County School System sees its scores increase as the state releases the results of its measure used to track school achievement and accountability. Earlier this week, the Georgia Department of Education released statewide scores for its College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, for 2013. The state also released recalculated CCRPI...

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Roberts Named Runner-up State STAR Student

April 23, 2014

Stephens County High School senior Connor Roberts is the runner-up State STAR Student in Georgia for 2014. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators made that announcement in a news release on its website Tuesday evening. The State STAR Banquet was held Tuesday evening in Atlanta, where 18 regional STAR students were recognized as state...

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National Guard Announces Time for May 29 Unit Departure Ceremony

April 23, 2014

More information is now available on the departure ceremony for a Toccoa-based National Guard unit soon heading to Afghanistan. Last week, AM 630 WNEG reported that the 876th Engineer Company, based in Toccoa, would head to Afghanistan this summer. Now, the Georgia National Guard has announced that the departure ceremony for the unit will...

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Stephens Co. Commission Holds Regular Meeting Tuesday

April 23, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners approve the renewal of a contract related to its GIS mapping services. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved the renewal of a contract with GIS1.net at a cost of $500 per month. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says this company helps the county and the Tax Assessor’s Office with its GIS mapping...

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