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BBB Offers Advice For Holiday Shopping

November 29, 2013

With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, many people’s attention now turns to the holiday shopping season. Today is Black Friday and this weekend, the National Retail Federation expects 140 million people to make purchases nationwide. Keeping that in mind, the Better Business Bureau is offering some tips to ensure shoppers get the best...

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Sheriff Issues Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

November 29, 2013

Meanwhile, area law enforcement is offering some tips to make sure the holiday shopping season is a safe one. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the busy holiday shopping season can be very tempting for criminals. “This is the time of the year and there are always victims,” said Shirley.  “Stay alert and be...

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Residents Make Appeal About Road to Stephens Co. Commission

November 29, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will look at possibly adding a private drive in the Martin area to the county’s maintenance list. At Tuesday’s meeting, a group of residents from Bowers Private Drive appeared before commissioners about their road. The road is currently a private drive in the area of Whitworth Circle and South Yow Mill...

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DOT Holding Meeting on Banks Co. Bridge Next Week

November 29, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is inviting the public to a meeting to discuss a proposed bridge replacement and detour in Banks County next week. The DOT has announced it will hold a public information open house detour meeting to discuss the proposed detour necessary for reconstruction of the State Route 59 bridge over...

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NGTC Hires Early Childhood Care and Education Program Director

November 29, 2013

North Georgia Technical College is continuing to work to start its Early Childhood Care and Education program. Working toward a goal of beginning the program this Spring, North Georgia Technical College has hired Judy Carter of Franklin County as the program director and instructor. Carter has 30 years of experience in the K-12 arena,...

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Collins Bill Passes Out of Committee

November 29, 2013

The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs has passed a bill introduced by 9th District Congressman Doug Collins, which includes Stephens County, that is designed to protect Isreal’s military advantage over its Middle East neighbors. House Resolution 1992, which is known as The Israel Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act, was introduced by Collins, who is...

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Toccoa Police Chief Urges Caution on Roads During Holiday

November 28, 2013

Law enforcement agencies are asking motorists that are on the roads today or this weekend to drive safely. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department and agencies throughout the area and state want to help reduce the number of crashes and fatalities this holiday on Georgia’s roads. “Last year, law enforcement agencies...

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SCSO Receives GOHS Award

November 28, 2013

The Sheriff’s Office received the 2013 Bike and Pedestrian Safety Award at the Recent Governor’s Challenge Awards, presented recently in Macon by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the Sheriff’s Office won this year’s award for its bike and pedestrian safety program that it started. “This award was...

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Stephens Co. BOE Looking at ACA’s Effect on Subs

November 28, 2013

The Stephens County School System is looking at options in light of the possible effects of the Affordable Care Act on substitute teachers. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten updated the Board of Education on the matter at their meeting last week. Whiten said that under the Affordable Care Act, a sub that works...

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Officials Offer Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

November 28, 2013

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to be careful if cooking this Thanksgiving or when they are heating up those leftovers on the stove after the holidays are over. Hudgens said the state has had 15 fatalities so far in which the cause of the fire was cooking-related. He said...

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  • November 14, 2014“12 Angry Men”
  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 21, 2014Faith over Fear; Women’s Summit
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
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