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Toccoa to Mark Arbor Day Today

February 28, 2014

Toccoa will celebrate Arbor Day at an event later today. The city’s Arbor Day ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. today at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. This year’s ceremony will include the children from the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, said organizers. Also, Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry and Keep...

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SCMS Baseball Season Underway

February 28, 2014

The Stephens County Middle School baseball team is off to a good start in its new season. First, the Rebels defeated Elbert County last Friday by a score of 23-0. Then last Saturady, the Rebels swept Rabun County in a doubleheader, winning the games by scores of 4-0 and 7-0 respectively. Tuesday, the Rebels...

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Toccoa Talks Utilities At Work Session

February 27, 2014

The city of Toccoa continues to move forward on a number of different utility-related issues. City commissioners discussed those topics at a work session on Monday afternoon. One of the main topics commissioners discussed was the development of the city’s efforts in the area of compressed natural gas with vehicles. Toccoa City Manager Billy...

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Dogs Rescued from Retention Pond

February 27, 2014

Toccoa-Stephens County Animal Control and Humane Shelter staff rescue a group of animals from an empty retention pond. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said it happened on Monday in the Eastanollee community when they received a call about dogs that were in the empty retention area. “We got a call there were nine dogs in...

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Barden To Be Recommended as Next SCHS Football Coach Today

February 27, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education will vote this morning on hiring Frank Barden as the next football coach at Stephens County High School. The school board is set to meet at 8:30 a.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that she will present...

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Shirley Receives National Sheriffs’ Association Appointments

February 27, 2014
Shirley Receives National Sheriffs’ Association Appointments

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley will serve on some national committees as part of his involvement in the National Sheriff’s Association. During the recent National Sheriff’s Association Conference in Washington, D.C., Shirley was appointed to serve on the Homeland Security Board and the National Juvenile Justice and Youth Committee. Shirley said that this is...

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Indian Baseball Wins Home Opener

February 27, 2014

Logan Bell smacked two home runs and Josh Slate pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball to lead the Stephens County Indians to a 3-1 win over Habersham Central in the Indians home opener. Slate struck out six and walked five to earn the win. Kain Hewitt pitched 1 2/3 innings of one hit...

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TFC Hoops Enters Post-Season Play

February 27, 2014

The Toccoa Falls College men’s and women’s basketball teams will enter post-season play this weekend. First, the TFC Eagle men will travel to Kissimmee to compete in their south region tournament starting today. The Eagles are seeded third in the tournament after compiling a conference record of 8-4. TFC will play the sixth-seeds from...

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Judge Finds Wilbros in Contempt

February 26, 2014

A judge finds Wilbros in contempt after a two-day hearing in Stephens County Superior Court. On Tuesday, Judge Robert Adamson found Wilbros and the other defendants in a civil suit filed by Stephens County and other plaintiffs in contempt of the various Georgia Environmental Protection Division orders and by extension the judge’s court order...

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Authorities Asking for Help on Cold Case Homicide

February 26, 2014
Authorities Asking for Help on Cold Case Homicide

As the three-year anniversary of a Toccoa homicide approaches, law enforcement and the victim’s family are again asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for his death. 46-year-old Robert Lee Simmons, Jr. of Toccoa was found dead by a family member on the evening of March 1, 2011 at the Glendale Apartment...

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