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Toccoa City Commission Approves Gunby Lease

October 15, 2013

The city of Toccoa is entering into a lease agreement with a local company looking to expand its wireless Internet service. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Gunby Communications of Toccoa. Gunby is leasing space from the city on its water tank at the Meadowbrook Industrial Park. According to Gunby Communications General Manager...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meets Tonight

October 15, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote on the school system’s charter system application to the state at its meeting today. Today’s Board of Education meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. If the board approves the application, it would then...

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Toccoa Police Announce Shoplifting, Drug Arrests

October 15, 2013

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said his department had a busy few weeks during the end of September and beginning of October. The chief recently announced a number of shoplifting and drug arrests that occurred last month, as well as in the first part of this month. Jarrell said that on October 1, officers...

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Toccoa Police Arrest One for Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping

October 15, 2013

One person faces multiple felony charges after an investigation by the Toccoa Police Department. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, police detectives were called to the Emergency Room at StephensCountyHospital earlier this month, where an individual reported multiple injuries. Following further investigation, Jarrell said police arrested 40-year-old Areesha Abdul Pulliam of Toccoa on...

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SCMS Football Team Wraps Up Season

October 15, 2013

The Stephens County Middle School football team wraps up a successful season. The Rebels finished their season last Wednesday, losing their final game to Jefferson on the road. However, that was the only loss for Stephens County Middle School’s football team on the season as they compiled a 5-1 record. In addition, the Rebels...

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Early Voting Starts Today

October 14, 2013

Early voting starts today in Stephens County for the November election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said early voting begins today at 8 a.m. downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. “You can vote either in the county SPLOST special election or you can vote in the town of Martin election,”...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

October 14, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission will meet for its first monthly meeting in October later today. Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today for that regular meeting. This will be the first meeting since Billy Morse returned to the Toccoa City Manager’s post on October 1. Items on the agenda include consideration of...

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Stephens Co. Schools After School Program Holds Parent Night

October 14, 2013

The Stephens County School System’s after-school program holds its first parent night. The after-school program held that parent night last Thursday at the Family Life Center at First Alliance Church. Stephens County School System 21st Century Community Learning Center Program Coordinator Karen Brady said this was the first of four parent nights that they...

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Monroe Area Runs Past Indians, 47-0

October 14, 2013

An explosive offensive attack from Monroe Area sends Stephens County to its second straight region loss. The Purple Hurricanes scored seven touchdowns on their first 12 plays of the game on their way to a 47-0 win over the Indians. Stephens County Head Coach Travis Noland said Monroe Area showed why they are one...

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Toccoa-Stephens Co. YMCA Closes Abruptly Friday For Good

October 14, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA is closed for good, sooner than first expected. YMCA Executive Director Robin Dake said that the Y was forced to close Friday at 8 p.m. and would not be re-opening. Dake said after reviewing finances further, the YMCA has determined it is not able to operate beyond the end of the...

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