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NGTC Selects EAGLE Winner

November 14, 2013

North Georgia Technical College selects its EAGLE winner for 2014. The school announced this week that Gabrielle Kitchens of Rabun County has been selected asĀ  North Georgia Tech’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, winner for 2014. North Georgia Tech selected Kitchens out of a group of six finalists, including Toccoa’s Timika...

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School System Offers Annual Report

November 13, 2013

Local leaders receive an annual update from the Stephens County School System. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten presented the annual Stephens County School System report on Tuesday at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee sponsors the annual school system report each...

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Stephens Co. To Put New TAVT Admin Fee in General Fund

November 13, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will put an administration fee collected as part of the state’s New Title Ad Valorem Tax into the general fund. Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to deny a request from Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks to allow that administration fee to go into her budget to increase her department’s salaries...

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County Sets Qualifying Fee for Special Election

November 13, 2013

Stephens County officially sets the qualifying fee for the special election to fill the unexpired term of late former county commissioner Harold Andrews. Andrews passed away last month. Commissioners unanimously voted to set the qualifying fee at $440 for the special election, which will take place on March 18. The qualifying fee represents three...

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Jenkins Ferry Boat Ramp To Be Re-Paved

November 13, 2013

The Corps of Engineers will re-pave a Stephens County boat ramp over the coming weeks. On Tuesday, the Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office announced that it will re-pave the Jenkins Ferry Boat Ramp. The Corps said that the Jenkins Ferry boat ramp will remain open during the preliminary re-paving work, but will close temporarily during...

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Hudgens Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips

November 13, 2013

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is reminding Georgians of important tips as the coldest weather of the season so far sets in. Hudgens reminded people that when temperatures drop into the teens or twenties, homeowners should be prepared for frozen pipes and take precautions to try and guard against them. Also,...

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Amedisys Celebrates Expansion With Ribbon Cutting

November 13, 2013

A local business celebrates an expansion. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Amedisys Home Health and Hospice on Tuesday at its facility. Amedisys Vice President of Operations for the Northeast Georgia Region Donna Merritt said the business is celebrating growth in its Toccoa facility. “We started a new concept...

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762 Area Code Numbers to Become More Prevalent, Report Says

November 13, 2013

North Georgia areas, including Toccoa, could start seeing a new area code popping. According to the Augusta Chronicle, North American Numbering Plan Administration Director John Manning, said that combinations of phone numbers for the 706 area code ran out last week. The 706 area code covers Augusta, Athens, the Columbus area and a large...

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Toccoa To Abandon Savannah Lane

November 12, 2013

The city of Toccoa will abandon a local side street, allowing a downtown church the ability to take over the property for its use. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted 2 to 1 to abandon Savannah Lane and a portion of an adjacent alley at the request of the Toccoa First United Methodist Church. The...

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Drug Investigation Leads to Two Arrests in Toccoa

November 12, 2013

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said two people face drug charges after a recent investigation. Last Tuesday, Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team agents and the Toccoa Police Department’s Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigation, K-9, and SWAT Team units all executed a search warrant at a residence on Hughes Street. Jarrell said the search warrant...

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