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Toccoa Commissioners Fire Mike Jackson, Former City Manager Morse in Line to Return

September 4, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners fire City Manager Mike Jackson and are looking to the past for his replacement. At a special called meeting this morning, city commissioners unanimously voted to terminate Jackson as city manager and announced the commission would vote on hiring former Toccoa City Manager, and current Franklin County Manager, Billy Morse, at...

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Morse “Interested” in Toccoa Job, No Final Decision Yet

September 4, 2013

Franklin County Manager Billy Morse said Tuesday he has not made any decision about coming back to his old job as City Manager of Toccoa, but adds he is considering it. Morse confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Toccoa City Commissioners had reached out to him. “We are talking at this point in time,” said Morse. ...

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Local Church Holding First Responder Appreciation Event

September 4, 2013

A local church is holding an event next week on September 11 to show appreciation for the emergency personnel and law enforcement of Toccoa and Stephens County. The Pointe Church is holding a meal and recognition event next Wednesday in honor of the Sheriff’s Office, Toccoa Police Department, EMS, Stephens County Rescue Unit, Toccoa...

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Martin Baptist Church Hosting Food Distribution Today

September 4, 2013

A food giveaway will take place later today in Martin. The Martin Baptist Church, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin Counties today from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the church’s gymnasium. Organizers said the...

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Advance Tickets Available for SCHS-Habersham Football Game

September 4, 2013

Stephens County High School has advance tickets for both adults and students available for this Friday’s football game at Habersham Central High School between the Indians and the Raiders. Adult advance tickets are $7 and student advance tickets are $5. All tickets will be $7 if purchased at the gate Friday night. To purchase...

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Rep. Collins Holding Military Academy Day

September 4, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins’ office will hold a Military Academy Day this Saturday. The event is designed for high school students interested in applying to the United States military academies. According to the Congreessman’s office, Collins will be on hand, along with local military academy graduates to meet with students and discuss...

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Windstream Explains Recent Issues With Some Phone Service

September 4, 2013

Officials with Windstream said Tuesday two different issues caused problems with some phone service in StephensCounty and the surrounding area in recent days. According to a company spokesman, an initial interruption of long-distance service was traced to a defective piece of equipment, which the company says it replaced. However, the company said at that...

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Fatal Weekend Wreck Remains Under Investigation

September 3, 2013

Toccoa Police and the Georgia State Patrol continue to investigate a fatal accident over the weekend. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, the accident occurred in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center Saturday near the Verizon retailer. Jarrell said it involved a car and a motorcycle. No names or other details surrounding the accident have...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives Joint Commission Re-Accreditation

September 3, 2013

Stephens County Hospital receives good news on its re-accreditation. According to Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, surveyors from the Joint Commission came late last month for three days to inspect the hospital in order to determine whether it would be re-accredited. Gambrell said the hospital has received that re-accreditation. He called the report from the...

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Toccoa Scarecrow Contest Coming Soon

September 3, 2013

Fall is right around the corner and Main Street Toccoa is planning to bring back an annual autumn contest. The fourth annual Main Street Toccoa Scarecrow Contest will take place next month. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the contest is again open to all of Stephens County. “We are encouraging businesses...

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