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Police Blotter

June 7, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Oak Valley Road last week in reference to a reported burglary. According to a report on file, a deputy responded on May 30 where a resident stated that $3,435 worth of items were taken from a home. The report does not list specifically what was taken. The...

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Stephens Co. BOE Beginning Process for Selecting Steele’s Replacement

June 6, 2013
Stephens Co. BOE Beginning Process for Selecting Steele’s Replacement

The Stephens County Board of Education is beginning to search for a new board member to replace outgoing member and Chairman Jerry Steele. Steele announced last week that he would resign from the Board of Education effective at the end of this month. He said his resignation is to avoid any appearance of a...

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Search Warrant Leads to Two Arrests

June 6, 2013

Two people face charges after authorities in Toccoa serve a search warrant. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, multiple agencies worked together in serving the search warrant last week based off of an investigation by area authorities. “On Wednesday, May 29th, the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Team, the Toccoa Police Department, and the...

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KTSCB Announces Cleanup Challenge Winners

June 6, 2013
KTSCB Announces Cleanup Challenge Winners

Organizers are celebrating the completion of another Toccoa-Stephens County Cleanup Challenge. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful announced the winners of the annual competitive cleanup event at a party to recognize the teams that was held Tuesday at the Stephens County Courthouse Annex in downtown Toccoa. This year’s Cleanup Challenge took place during the months of...

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Rainy Night in Toccoa Drops Over 1.5 Inches of Rain

June 6, 2013

Toccoa could see more rain later today to add on to what the area saw last night. Downtown Toccoa received 1.58 inches of rain during the evening and overnight hours Wednesday into Thursday. That puts Toccoa over 37 inches of rain for the year to date, compared to just over 19 inches at this...

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Chamber Looking to ‘Soar to New Heights’ in Year Ahead

June 6, 2013

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce says its goal is to help the community soar to new heights in the year ahead. The Chamber’s year starts on July 1 and incoming Chamber Chair Brian Akin spoke about the Chamber’s goals for the next year at last month’s Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at the...

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Ga. Marking National Fishing and Boating Week

June 6, 2013

Georgia is marking National Fishing and Boating Week this week. The state’s Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is taking the opportunity to encourage people of all ages to take advantage of activities centered around fishing and boating this week. Wildlife Resources Division Chief of Fisheries Management John Biagi said outdoor recreation strengthens...

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Police Blotter

June 6, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a burglary at a Mulkey Road residence. According to the report on file with police, a woman told an officer that someone had pried open the back door to a home on Mulkey Road and stolen some large household items. Items taken included a water heater, refrigerator, and...

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Doyle St. Pool Will Not Open This Summer

June 5, 2013

The Doyle Street Pool will not open this summer. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake made that announcement on Tuesday. Dake said that they regret that the pool cannot open this year. However, she said two problems have come up that have forced this decision. “One of the problems is we found two major...

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County Officials Meet for Budget Retreat

June 5, 2013

A group of Stephens County’s constitutional officers say they cannot cut their department’s budgets anymore. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks, Sheriff Randy Shirley, Clerk of Court Tim Quick, and Probate Judge Glenda Ernest delivered that message at a county commission budget retreat Tuesday. Following a budget retreat last month, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis...

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