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Qualifying Complete for Elections

March 10, 2014

Stephens County will have three contested county commission races in this year’s May primary. Candidate qualifying ended Friday afternoon. Incumbent Republican County Commissioners Stanley London and Dean Scarborough will both face opposition in their bids for re-election. Jonesy Haygood qualified as a Republican to challenge London for the Post Four seat and Charles “Chuck”...

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One Week Left in Early Voting for Stephens Co. Special Election

March 10, 2014

Early voting is continuing in Stephens County for the special election to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe are both running to serve out the term, which ends on December 31. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Later Today

March 10, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. It is the commission’s first scheduled meeting for the month of March. City commissioners will start the meeting at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Items on today’s meeting agenda for the Toccoa City Commission include a bid opening for the construction of...

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Evan Oglesby Foundation Center Ribbon Cutting Held

March 10, 2014
Evan Oglesby Foundation Center Ribbon Cutting Held

The community comes out to recognize Toccoa’s own Evan Oglesby for the development of his Evan Oglesby Foundation Center. A Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting was held Thursday at the center, which is at the old Toccoa High School gym on Pond Street in Toccoa. Oglesby is a Stephens County High School graduate...

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Indian Baseball Sweeps Hart in Saturday Doubleheader

March 10, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Hart County Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon, winning the games by scores of 2-1 and 7-2. In the first game, the Indians spotted Hart County a run in the top of the fifth inning. But after that, Davis McCall started a rally by getting...

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Downtown Clarkesville Fire Remains Under Investigation

March 10, 2014

Investigators are still working to try to figure out what caused the fire that damaged several businesses on the square in downtown Clarkesville last week. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen said that investigators took samples from the scene of the fire and have sent those to the crime lab...

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Ga. DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance Work in Area

March 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it has routine road maintenance planned this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew is scheduled to mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365.  The DOT said the shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew...

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Move Clocks Ahead One Hour Saturday Night

March 7, 2014

It is time to spring forward this weekend. People should change their clocks and move them ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said when changing that clock, take the time to change and check the...

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Toccoa Man Arrested; Connected to Vehicle Break-ins, Home Burglaries

March 7, 2014

A 19-year-old man faces numerous felony charges in connection to a number of alleged vehicle break-ins and burglaries within the Toccoa city limits. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started when officers were called at about 2:30 a.m. on February 26 in relation to a report of suspicious activity on Curtis¬†Street. “A resident...

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Man Accused of Having Drugs in Toccoa City Court

March 7, 2014

A man faces a drug charge after allegedly taking drugs into Toccoa Municipal Court. A report from the Toccoa Police Department stated that on February 27, a concerned citizen notified court officers that a subject was seen in possession of a glass pipe that was believed to be a drug pipe. Police said the...

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