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Martin Sent To AAA

June 24, 2014

Toccoa native Ethan Martin is headed back to Triple-A for the time being. The Philadelphia Phillies’ website reports that Martin was optioned back to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Sunday. Phillies’ Manager Ryne Sandberg is quoted on the Phillies’ website as saying the move is to allow Martin to pitch more innings. Sandberg told the...

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Fire Guts Stephens Co. Industrial Building

June 23, 2014
Fire Guts Stephens Co. Industrial Building

The investigation is getting underway to try to find out what caused a fire that destroyed a Stephens County industrial building on Saturday. The fire took place at Heavywood Furniture on Industrial Boulevard. Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Jody Marcus said crews responded during the 10 a.m. hour on Saturday. “We initially had reports...

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Man Arrested for Virginia Drive Armed Robbery

June 23, 2014

An Eastanollee man is charged with armed robbery after an incident last month in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when deputies received a call about a reported armed robbery during the early morning hours of May 25 at a Virginia Drive residence. “The suspect broke into the house and...

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KTSCB Hands Out Cleanup Challenge Awards

June 23, 2014

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful is announcing the winners for this year’s Cleanup Challenge in Stephens County. The annual Great American Cleanup Challenge event took place earlier this year. KTSCB handed out awards to the winners at an event last Thursday in the Stephens County Courthouse Annex in Toccoa. The Lake Harbor Shores team won...

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Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp Celebrates New Location

June 23, 2014
Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp Celebrates New Location

A local personal trainer celebrates his new location. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp to celebrate the opening of its new location on Skyline Drive. James Johnson owns Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp. He said he handles personal training needs. “We (work...

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DOT Announces Weekly Road Work in Stephens, Area Counties

June 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct routine highway maintenance activities in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will trim the tall grass growing around the guardrail on State Route 17 Alternate. The DOT said the shoulder of the road will be closed as this work...

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Boater Education Course Soon To Be Mandatory

June 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters that beginning on July 1, completion of a boater education course will become mandatory for all vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1998. DNR officials said the new requirement states that any persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any...

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Local Officials React To Sewer Grant Announcement

June 20, 2014

Local leaders are reacting after Toccoa and Stephens County receive a federal grant for sewer expansion. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration will give $1.42 million to Toccoa and Stephens County for water and sewer system improvements along the Toccoa By-pass. Specifically, the grant...

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Stephens Co. Employee Health Insurance Changing

June 20, 2014

Stephens County employees will see a change in their health insurance policies starting next month. At a called meeting on Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved using MSI Benefits as the county’s broker for health insurance. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county decided to use a broker after seeing steep proposed...

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Franklin BOE Proposing Millage Rate Increase for FY 15

June 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Franklin County Board of Education has signed off on its proposed FY 2015 budget, but it comes with a millage increase. The current school millage in Franklin County is 16.868 mils. The board is proposing raising the millage 1.75 mills to 18.618 mills. At its meeting earlier this month,...

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