Stephens Co. Unemployment Figures Show Mixed Results in May

June 28, 2013

Recent unemployment figures from the Georgia Department of Labor deliver mixed news for Stephens County. According to the figures for the month of may released Wednesday, Stephens County’s preliminary unemployment rate for the month of may jumped to 8.2 percent. That is a six-tenths of a percentage point increase from the revised April unemployment...

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Hart Defeats Toccoa for 9-10 District All-Star Baseball Title

June 28, 2013

The Hart County 9 and 10-year-old baseball All-Star team captured the District Seven Championship Thursday evening at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. Pitchers Casey Tallent and Cane Berrong allowed just three Toccoa singles as Hart County cruised to an 18-2 win. Toccoa picked up its two runs in the bottom of the fourth...

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Franklin Co. Plans To Consolidate Voting Precincts

June 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Elections officials in Franklin County want to reduce the number of voting precincts in their county. The Franklin County Board of Elections has voted to consolidate the county’s 13 voting precincts down to four based on the county commission districts. At a work session Tuesday night, Franklin County...

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Geep Cunningham Named Habersham AD

June 28, 2013

Former Stephens County High School boys’ basketball coach Geep Cunningham will become the new system-wide athletic director for Habersham County Schools. The Habersham County Board of Education unanimously approved Cunningham’s hire on Thursday. It is a 49 percent position and is based out of Habersham Central High School. Cunningham coached basketball for 21 years...

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New “Jailhouse Rock” Date Announced

June 28, 2013

Organizers have announced a new date for the “Jailhouse Rock” fundraiser to benefit the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The annual fundraiser will now take place on Saturday, August 24. It will start at 6 p.m. and still take place at the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. Besides dinner, the event is scheduled...

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Shirley’s Shelter Open House Sunday

June 28, 2013

A local homeless shelter is hosting an open house this weekend. Shirley’s Shelter for the Homeless is holding an open house this Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. to show off its newly constructed men’s apartment. The shelter is located on South Alexander Street in Toccoa. Refreshments will be served.

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  • June 9, 2014Georgia Master Naturalist
  • July 7, 2014The Franklin Community Players announced the 2014 Youth Summer Theatre Program
  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • July 13, 2014 10:30 amRev. Jeff Dean, formerly of Toccoa, and Pastor of Shiloh-Lamar Baptist Church
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