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City, County Announce Holiday Schedules

November 27, 2013

Local government offices are announcing their holiday schedules for the remainder of this week. Stephens County government offices are closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Meanwhile, Toccoa City Hall will also close Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Thursdaywill be...

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Ga. DOT Ready for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting state highways ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the Department is suspending construction-related lane closures for the holiday travel weekend. “For Thanksgiving travel, Georgia DOT will suspend lane closures for construction projects beginning at noon (today) all the way through to...

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Ga. DOT Issues Sprinkler Warning

November 27, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is reminding northeast Georgia residents to turn off sprinkler systems with automatic timers set to run overnight as colder weather settles in. DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith said that sprinkler systems left on overnight in freezing temperatures can create a hazardous condition for motorists the next morning. Smith said...

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Savannah Lane Abandonment on Hold

November 26, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission puts a hold on abandoning a local side street. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners voted to table the second reading of the abandonment of Savannah Lane and part of an adjacent alley. Two weeks ago, commissioners voted 2 to 1 in favor of the abandonment, which has been requested by the...

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SCSO Arrests Two for Thefts

November 26, 2013

Two people face charges in two states after investigators discovered stolen vehicles last week in South Carolina. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on Friday, investigators from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office on an investigation into stolen vehicles. “Investigators, while looking into some vehicles...

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SCSO Investigating Shooting Incident

November 26, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a shooting incident Monday in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it occurred Monday in the Shorewood area of the county. Shirley said a woman suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen and was lifeflighted to Anderson Medical Center. We’ll have more...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

November 26, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The county commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start with a work session to discuss items listed on the business meeting agenda. Immediately following the conclusion...

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DOT Starting Road Work in Franklin Co.

November 26, 2013

Work is underway on a resurfacing project in Franklin County. The Georgia Department of Transportation said work was set to start last week on State Route 59 and the State Route 77 Connector in Franklin County. E.R. Snell Contracting of Snellville is resurfacing nearly seven miles of State Route 59 from Brown Road to...

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Police Blotter

November 26, 2013

A Nub Garland Road resident is reporting a theft to the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office. A report on file stated that a deputy responded to a Nub Garland Road home on Saturday, where a man told the Sheriff’s Office that about $460 worth of items were stolen. The report does not specify what was...

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Amtrak Crescent Derails Overnight in S. Carolina

November 25, 2013

The Amtrak Crescent train derailed overnight in South Carolina. WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, South Carolina reported Monday that it occurred around midnight Monday in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Amtrak officials told WSPA that there were no serious injuries, but that a few  people were taken to the hospital. The train was heading northbound from New Orleans...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
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