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Corps Waiving Fees For Veterans Over Veterans Day Weekend

October 30, 2013

In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District says it will again waive day use fees for all veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at Corps-managed recreation areas throughout the Veterans Day holiday weekend. That weekend falls from November 9 through November 11. Corps...

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Royal Foods Holds Ribbon Cutting

October 30, 2013
Royal Foods Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local convenience store celebrates new ownership. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday for the new owner of the Royal Foods store on Currahee   Street, at the intersection of Currahee and Rock   Quarry Circle. That new owner is Talat Solaimon. He took over in July...

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Toccoa Little League Taking Over Doyle St. Community Center

October 29, 2013

The Toccoa Little League will take over operations of the Doyle Street Community Center. City commissioners unanimously approved adding that building to the Little League’s existing lease regarding the Doyle Street Park at their meeting Monday. The Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA had previously leased the Doyle Street Community Center from the city, but the Y...

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SPLOST VI Town Hall Held

October 29, 2013

Organizers say turnout was sparse for a town hall meeting held Monday to review SPLOST VI. The meeting took place at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. A committee called the “Stephens County Friends of SPLOST VI” organized the meeting. Committee Spokesman Barry Hodges said he got involved with the SPLOST effort...

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Low Income Heating Assistance Applications Start Friday

October 29, 2013

The 2014 Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program will start taking applications this week. According to Ninth District Opportunity, the elderly and homebound may begin applying for assistance with their home heating bills this Friday, November 1. Local Ninth District Opportunity Community Resource Coordinator Stormi Darnell said that any elderly and homebound needing assistance should...

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SCHS Cross Country Prepares for Region Meet

October 29, 2013

Stephens County High School’s cross-country teams are preparing for their region meet. The Region 8-AAAA meet is set for Wednesday at Williams Mill Park in Flowery Branch. Stephens County will be represented in both the boys’ and girls’ races. Boys’ Cross Country Coach Bill Mallelieu said they have gotten better at each meet throughout...

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Reported Structure Fire on County Farm Road Extension

October 28, 2013

Multiple Stephens County fire stations responded to a reported structure fire earlier today. Crews were called to a location on County Farm Road Extension, just off of Scenic Drive, a little after 1 p.m. today for what reports indicated was a fully engulfed structure fire. Reports indicate that three fire stations were all paged...

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

October 28, 2013

The topic of what to do with the Doyle Street Community Center is expected to come before Toccoa City Commissioners at a meeting later today. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today in the city commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall. The Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA used to operate programs out of...

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SPLOST VI Town Hall Meeting Today

October 28, 2013

A meeting later today will detail the proposed SPLOST VI to the public. A town hall meeting is taking place today at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. A group called the “Stephens County Friends of SPLOST VI” Committee is presenting the town hall meeting today. According to an...

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Combat Team Known as ‘Currahees’ Coming Home for Last Time, Says Report

October 28, 2013

Media reports indicate that the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Currahees” that trace their lineage to Toccoa and the “Band of Brothers” is being decommissioned earlier than first planned. According to an Associated Press report, 140 soldiers from the “Currahees” returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky from their final deployment...

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