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SCHS Cross Country Participates in Banks Co. Meet

September 3, 2014

The Stephens County High School cross country teams participated in a six-team meet last Thursday in Banks County. Besides host Banks and Stephens, Jackson County, Hart County, Madison County, and Towns County also participated. On the girls’ side, Deanna Lewis took third overall out of about 42 runners with a time of 23 minutes,...

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GDOT Announces Weekly Area Maintenance

September 3, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said a crew is scheduled to remove overgrown vegetation in the rights of way alongside State Route 63 in Stephens County this week. Work is scheduled through Friday as weather permits from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. According to the DOT, the shoulder will be closed as the work...

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GSP Reports 10 Traffic Fatalities Over Labor Day; One in NE Ga.

September 2, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting 10 traffic fatalities over the Labor Day holiday travel period on highways in Georgia. The Labor Day holiday travel period in Georgia started at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Monday. One of those 10 traffic fatalities was reported to be in the Toccoa post...

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Toccoa Continues Discussions on Proposed Extended Stay Hotel/Motel Ordinance

September 2, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners said they are ready to consider approval of an ordinance that would put regulations on hotels and motels in the city that consider themselves extended stay facilities. The city commission discussed a proposed ordinance at a work session last month. Toccoa city officials said that they are seeing a drop in...

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Toccoa Considers CNG Fueling Station Discussions

September 2, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are continuing to look at options for a compressed natural gas fueling station. The city commission discussed the issue at a work session last month. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said the main question people ask when the city asks about the cost of building a compressed natural gas station is...

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NGTC Names New Currahee Campus Librarian

September 2, 2014
NGTC Names New Currahee Campus Librarian

North Georgia Technical College is welcoming a new librarian to the Currahee Campus. The school recently announced that Melissa Hozey of Lavonia is the new librarian for the Currahee Campus. Hozey has previously worked for the Brenau University Library in Gainesville. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in English for Pensacola Christian College...

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TFC Now Known As “Screaming Eagles”

September 2, 2014
TFC Now Known As “Screaming Eagles”

Toccoa Falls College makes a change to its mascot. The school announced last week that it is now the Screaming Eagles. TFC noted that the school now shares its mascot name with another group of legendary “Screaming Eagles.” That is “Easy Company,” the 2nd Batallion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st...

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TFC Soccer Sweeps Weekend Games

September 2, 2014

The Toccoa Falls College men’s and women’s soccer teams each pick up victories at home. On Saturday, TFC’s women picked up their first win of the year with a 5-0 home defeat of Judson College. TFC got two goals each from Olivia Stands and Lizz Rice and one goal from Nicole Cooprider. Meanwhile, Emily...

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Police Blotter

September 2, 2014

A Toccoa resident recently reported a vehicle theft to authorities. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Pruitt Drive residence, where a man told a deputy on August 25 that when he went outside to go to work, his car was gone. According to the report, the incident happened between 8 p.m. on...

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Traffic Shift Planned In Wal-Mart Area in Toccoa Later This Week

September 1, 2014

Crews are planning work on gas lines related to the Highway 17 road widening project this coming week. Toccoa Utilities Director Harry Scott said crews will be working in the area of Memorial Drive, Wal-Mart, and the intersection of Big A Road and the Toccoa By-pass. “We will be tying in the new gas...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 10, 2014Earn a high school diploma at night!
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • September 15, 2014LeTourneau WABCO Employee Reunion
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