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TCSG Approves Tuition Increase

May 12, 2014

Tuition will go up for students in the Technical College System of Georgia starting this fall. Earlier this month, the state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the system’s request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester. When the increase goes...

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TCSG Commissioner Speaks at Chamber Banquet

May 9, 2014

The head of the Technical College System of Georgia says a strong workforce is essential for a strong community. Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson was the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet of the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center. Jackson spoke about...

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Chamber Hands Out Awards at Banquet

May 9, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce honors a long-time businessman and civic leader. At its annual meeting and awards banquet Thursday, the Chamber honored J.B. Hudgins with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Hudgins has owned and operated a retail furniture business, served as Chairman of the Stephens County Board of Education, President of the Toccoa-Stephens...

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Early Voting Saturday at Government Building

May 9, 2014

Voters who can’t make it to the polls during the week for early voting will have a special opportunity to vote this weekend. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that polls will be open for early voting downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building on Saturday. “We have a Saturday voting whenever there is...

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National Train Day Saturday in Toccoa

May 9, 2014

Toccoa will once again celebrate National Train Day on Saturday. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says National Train Day is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of the railroad in American and specifically in Toccoa. Crosby said Toccoa will once again celebrate by gathering to greet the Amtrak Crescent train when it arrives...

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Judge Reduces Award in Ayers Civil Case

May 9, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story has reduced part of the jury award given to the widow of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers in her wrongful death lawsuit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy Shane Harrison. In a ruling issued last month, Judge Story reduced the amount of economic...

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Top Five Banquet Tuesday

May 9, 2014

The annual Stephens County Top Five banquet will take place this coming Tuesday at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in the offices of Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Millage Rate Could Be On Rise

May 8, 2014

Stephens County property owners may see an increase of just over three mills in the county’s property tax millage rate this year, based on the current proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. County commissioners met to discuss the budget during two days of meetings Monday and Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that based...

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Humane Shelter Has New Website

May 8, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has a new website up and running. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the new site has gone online at www.tschs.org. Roberts said the shelter has put a lot of time into redesigning the website. “We have spent months in designing a website that is very informative, easy to use,...

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First Baptist Church Donates Bus To Stephens Co. Senior Center

May 8, 2014
First Baptist Church Donates Bus To Stephens Co. Senior Center

Toccoa’s First Baptist Church donates a bus to the Stephens County Senior Center. Earlier this year, Stephens County Commissioners had agreed to purchase a bus that the church was selling to use at the Senior Center at a cost of about $13,000. However, the church has decided to donate that bus to the county...

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