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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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Ga. DNR Offers Advice As Bear Sightings Pick Up

June 5, 2013

As the temperatures warm up, the number of bear sightings is rising. Over this past weekend, a bear was spotted in a woman’s yard in Martin. In addition, a bear was hit and killed by a truck on Falls road last week. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Scott Frazier said bear sightings...

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Toccoa Lions Receive Awards

June 5, 2013
Toccoa Lions Receive Awards

The Toccoa Lions Club is the only recipient of a special recognition at a recent state conference. Last weekend, the Toccoa Lions Club received the District Governor’s certificate of special recognition for leading by example at the Georgia Lions State Convention in Augusta. According to local club officials, the Toccoa Lions Club is the...

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Funeral Services Set for Richard Acree

June 4, 2013

Funeral services are set for Acree Oil Company President Richard Acree. Acree died Sunday at his home at the age of 86. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa. Besides serving as President at Acree Oil, Acree also owned the convenience store chain Hasty Mart...

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Four Plead Guilty in 2012 Martin Home Invasion

June 4, 2013

Four of the six people indicted in connection to a Stephens County home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the alleged intruders will spend time in prison after pleading guilty. 23-year-old Mack Javares Cunningham of Athens, 22-year-old Robert Luther Neal of Toccoa, 19-year-old Haven Deandra Adams of an unknown address, and...

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Elbert Co. Official Says Water Project Grant Application Still Moving Forward

June 4, 2013

An Elbert County official said recently that the withdrawal of support by Stephens County Commissioners and Toccoa City Commissioners should not affect an application for grant funds for a multi-million dollar water project. Madison and Elbert County officials want $10 million in state grant funds from the Governor’s Water Supply Program to interconnect water...

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DOT Holding High Speed Rail Line Meetings

June 4, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a meeting later today to get public input about a proposed high-speed rail line between Atlanta and Charlotte. The meeting is scheduled to take place today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Suwanee Council Chambers, located at 323 Buford Highway in Suwanee. Georgia Department of Transportation...

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Three Area Churches Broken Into Last Week

June 4, 2013

Authorities in Stephens County are investigating three reported burglaries at local churches. All three were reported last week. According to reports on file, two of the reported burglaries occurred in the Rothell Road area and the third occurred on Collier Road. In one of the church burglaries that was reported on May 29, the...

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NGTC Honors Literacy Volunteers

June 4, 2013

North Georgia Technical College thanks its literacy volunteers. A recent luncheon sponsored by the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation, Volunteers for Literacy, and North Georgia Technical College honored Friends of Adult Education in Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, and White Counties. Throughout Northeast Georgia, North Georgia Technical College’s learning centers offer free classes to those who...

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Local Restaurant At Center of E.coli Investigation Speaks Out

June 3, 2013

The investigation continues in Stephens County into an outbreak of illness Health Department officials say was caused by E.coli bacteria last month. State health department officials say they confirmed that 11 people became sick and were confirmed to have a strain of E.coli. Health officials say that 10 of the 11 patients reported eating...

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