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SCHS’s Lewis Wins Region Cross-Country Meet

October 31, 2013

A Stephens County runner brings home a region championship. Stephens County sophomore Deanna Lewis won the individual championship at the Region 8-AAAA cross-country meet at Williams Mill Park in Flowery Branch on Wednesday. With the win, Lewis qualifies for the state AAAA meet in Carrollton. Chestatee won the team titles on both the boys’...

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State Labor Commissioner Speaks in Stephens Co.

October 30, 2013

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler makes a stop in Stephens County. Butler was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Toccoa Rotary Club at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. The commissioner covered a number of topics in his talk to the club. He said that the state’s economy...

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Park St. Bridge in Toccoa Could Come Down for Good

October 30, 2013

The city of Toccoa plans to move forward with Norfolk Southern Railroad in removing the Park Street Bridge. At a work session Monday, Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse outlined the city’s options on the matter to city commissioners. The Georgia DOT required the city to close the Park Street bridge recently after inspecting it. Norfolk...

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Toccoa Commission Suspends ABC Licenses

October 30, 2013

Two Toccoa stores will not be able to sell alcohol for a period of time after having their Alcohol Beverage Control licenses suspended for selling to a minor. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously voted to accept the recommendations of the ABC Board to suspend the ABC licenses of both Raceway and Walgreen’s, both located...

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SRO Uses Pepper Spray During Incident At SCHS

October 30, 2013

Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten confirms that the School Resource Officer at StephensCountyHigh School had to use pepper spray on students during an incident recently. Whiten said the incident took place last week. “It was used as a last resort,” said Whiten.  “Our school resource officer and our administrators go out of their...

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Corps Waiving Fees For Veterans Over Veterans Day Weekend

October 30, 2013

In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District says it will again waive day use fees for all veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at Corps-managed recreation areas throughout the Veterans Day holiday weekend. That weekend falls from November 9 through November 11. Corps...

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Royal Foods Holds Ribbon Cutting

October 30, 2013
Royal Foods Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local convenience store celebrates new ownership. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday for the new owner of the Royal Foods store on Currahee   Street, at the intersection of Currahee and Rock   Quarry Circle. That new owner is Talat Solaimon. He took over in July...

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Toccoa Little League Taking Over Doyle St. Community Center

October 29, 2013

The Toccoa Little League will take over operations of the Doyle Street Community Center. City commissioners unanimously approved adding that building to the Little League’s existing lease regarding the Doyle Street Park at their meeting Monday. The Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA had previously leased the Doyle Street Community Center from the city, but the Y...

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SPLOST VI Town Hall Held

October 29, 2013

Organizers say turnout was sparse for a town hall meeting held Monday to review SPLOST VI. The meeting took place at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. A committee called the “Stephens County Friends of SPLOST VI” organized the meeting. Committee Spokesman Barry Hodges said he got involved with the SPLOST effort...

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Low Income Heating Assistance Applications Start Friday

October 29, 2013

The 2014 Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program will start taking applications this week. According to Ninth District Opportunity, the elderly and homebound may begin applying for assistance with their home heating bills this Friday, November 1. Local Ninth District Opportunity Community Resource Coordinator Stormi Darnell said that any elderly and homebound needing assistance should...

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