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Collins Bill Passes Out of Committee

November 29, 2013

The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs has passed a bill introduced by 9th District Congressman Doug Collins, which includes Stephens County, that is designed to protect Isreal’s military advantage over its Middle East neighbors. House Resolution 1992, which is known as The Israel Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act, was introduced by Collins, who is...

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Toccoa Police Chief Urges Caution on Roads During Holiday

November 28, 2013

Law enforcement agencies are asking motorists that are on the roads today or this weekend to drive safely. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department and agencies throughout the area and state want to help reduce the number of crashes and fatalities this holiday on Georgia’s roads. “Last year, law enforcement agencies...

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SCSO Receives GOHS Award

November 28, 2013

The Sheriff’s Office received the 2013 Bike and Pedestrian Safety Award at the Recent Governor’s Challenge Awards, presented recently in Macon by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the Sheriff’s Office won this year’s award for its bike and pedestrian safety program that it started. “This award was...

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Stephens Co. BOE Looking at ACA’s Effect on Subs

November 28, 2013

The Stephens County School System is looking at options in light of the possible effects of the Affordable Care Act on substitute teachers. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten updated the Board of Education on the matter at their meeting last week. Whiten said that under the Affordable Care Act, a sub that works...

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Officials Offer Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

November 28, 2013

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to be careful if cooking this Thanksgiving or when they are heating up those leftovers on the stove after the holidays are over. Hudgens said the state has had 15 fatalities so far in which the cause of the fire was cooking-related. He said...

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Shirley Family Makes Donation to Schaefer Center

November 28, 2013

An area family makes a donation to the city of Toccoa and the Schaefer Center. The Shirley family presented its donation to the city at Monday’s City Commission meeting. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his family found a program of “Gone With the Wind” that had belonged to his parents. “We found the...

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NGTC Touting New Dual Enrollment Program at Habersham Central High

November 28, 2013

North Georgia Technical College is touting a new dual enrollment program at Habersham Central High School. 27 Habersham Central students are on track this Spring to receive more than just their High School diploma, but also to complete Health Care Science classes that will prepare them to sit for the national Certified Nursing Assistant,...

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Toccoa Budgets Additional Funding for Animal Shelter

November 27, 2013

The city of Toccoa will increase its contribution for the current fiscal year to the Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. Monday, city commissioners approved an additional $40,000 in funding for the shelter for the current Fiscal Year. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the shelter has already spent almost the entire amount that the...

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Discussions Underway on New Toccoa City Pool

November 27, 2013

Toccoa city officials are starting to work on plans for the new city pool. City Manager Billy Morse updated city commissioners at a work session on Monday. Morse said that he, City Commissioners Gail Fry and Terry Carter, and Toccoa Planning and Main Street Director Connie Tabor have met with numerous professionals about the...

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Stephens Co. Urges Residents With Odor Complaints to Keep Contacting Marshal

November 27, 2013

Stephens County officials want local residents to keep contacting the county marshal if they have complaints about the odor situation at Wilbros. Tuesday, a local resident spoke to the county commission, expressing his concerns about the Wilbros’ odor. He said that while in the past, he had e-mailed the county marshal with odor complaints,...

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