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Historic Plaque Unveiled at Simmons-Bond Inn

October 27, 2014
Historic Plaque Unveiled at Simmons-Bond Inn

The city of Toccoa dedicates the latest in its historic plaque series throughout downtown. City officials were at the Simmons-Bond Inn at a ceremony last Tuesday at the Inn, which is located at the corner of Alexander and Tugalo streets in downtown Toccoa. The house was built in 1903. This was the second of...

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31-10 Win Puts Indians in State Football Playoffs

October 25, 2014

Stephens County will be one of the four teams in the state AAAA football playoffs representing Region 8. The Indians scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to break open a 10-10 tie and beat Madison County 31-10 Friday night in Danielsville. Indians Head Coach Frank Barden said the team did a great...

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Concrete Pouring Happening for New SR 17 Bridge Today, Monday

October 24, 2014

The new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line will start taking another step forward over the next few days if the weather cooperates. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that if the weather permits, crews will start pouring concrete for the new northbound State Route 17 bridge today. Pope...

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Early Voting Available in Stephens Co. on Saturday

October 24, 2014

Early voting is continuing in Stephens County for the November election. It started back on October 13. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said so far, it is going well. “It has been really steady,” said Kelley. “We have been doing 100 or so people a day. We are, at this point in time, almost...

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Martin Fall Festival Set For Saturday

October 24, 2014

An annual Fall tradition returns to downtown Martin this weekend. Saturday is the 22nd annual Martin Fall Festival. The Martin Woman’s Club is sponsoring the festival again this year. Mary Camp with the Martin Woman’s Club said organizers are looking forward to a great day with a lot of activities. “We will have a...

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Indians Face Madison Co. As Football Playoff Push Continues

October 24, 2014

Stephens County will look to wrap up a spot in the state football playoffs tonight. The Indians are headed on the road to take on Madison County this evening in Danielsville. Coming into tonight, Stephens County is 6-1 overall on the season and 4-0 in Region 8-AAAA. Last week, the Indians jumped out to...

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repairs Complete, Road Re-Open

October 24, 2014

Work to repair a Hart County highway damaged by a sinkhole this past Spring is complete. The Georgia Department of Transportation finished work on the State Route 51 sinkhole Thursday and the road re-opened to traffic Thursday afternoon. Crews have been working to repair this sinkhole since May. The sinkhole opened up on State...

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NGTC Announces Tools Scholarships

October 24, 2014

A Toccoa student at North Georgia Technical College is one of two to recently receive a scholarship for tools. James Burns of Toccoa, an Automotive Technology student, recently received a gift certificate from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region to be used for equipment in his chosen future profession. Burns and the other winner,...

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Water Work Near Hwy. 328 Related to Hwy. 17 Project POSTPONED

October 23, 2014

Water-line related work related to the Highway 17 construction project in Stephens County near State Route 328 in the Martin and Avalon area will not take place today. That is according to GDOT Spokesperson Teri Pope. There is no word on when the work will be re-scheduled for.

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SCSO Gets Traffic Safety Award from GOHS

October 23, 2014
SCSO Gets Traffic Safety Award from GOHS

A state agency recognizes the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office for its traffic enforcement efforts. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently recognized the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office as the Agency of the Year for the Northeast Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network. The Northeast Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network covers about 14 counties in the northeast...

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