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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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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting This Morning

November 12, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for a meeting this morning. The county commission’s first regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November will take place today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will start at 8:30 a.m. with a work session to...

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Local Property Tax Bills Coming Due

November 12, 2013

Toccoa property owners should take note that today is the deadline to pay city of Toccoa taxes. That is not the only tax deadline coming up this week. Stephens County property tax bills are due this Friday.

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Stephens Co. Holds Veterans’ Day Observance

November 11, 2013
Stephens Co. Holds Veterans’ Day Observance

Stephens County marks Veterans’ Day. The annual Veterans’ Day observance took place on Monday morning on the historic Stephens County Courthouse lawn in downtown Toccoa. Keynote speaker the Rev. Scott Borderud of First Alliance Church in Toccoa called on those in attendance to always remember to express thanks to all veterans for their service....

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