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SCHS Softball Beats Chestatee

August 28, 2013

The Stephens County High School softball team is now 2-0 in the region after beating Chestatee High School Tuesday 12-2. The Lady Indians had nine hits as a team. They were led by Carlan Howard, Brynn Roberts, and Lexie Cash, who combined for seven of the nine hits. Stephens County softball is now 5-1...

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New Date Set for Wilbros Hearing in Stephens Co.

August 27, 2013

A hearing postponed earlier this month in Stephens County’s civil suit case against Wilbros will now take place next month. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, the hearing before Judge Robert Adamson will begin September 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Stephens County Government Building. Ranck said if a second day is needed,...

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Qualifying Continues Today for Races in Toccoa, Martin, Avalon

August 27, 2013

Qualifying continues for municipal elections today. In Toccoa, City Planning Commission Member Evan Hellenga had qualified for Post 5 on the city commission as of 4 p.m. Monday. Post 5 is one of two seats up for election this November The other is Post 3. Andy Pavliscsak currently holds the Post 3 seat, while...

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Toccoa Voids Contract With Proposed Development

August 27, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission declares a sewer allocation agreement with a proposed development null and void after city officials say the developers did not live up to their part of the bargain. Monday, city commissioners unanimously voted to declare a contract with Toccoa Falls Estates null and void. The city and the developers entered...

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Stephens Co. School System Still Working on Charter System Application

August 27, 2013

The Stephens County School System continues to work on its charter system application. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that school system officials have held numerous meetings and met with individuals in the community. Whiten said that the school system staff is now preparing the charter system application that will go to the...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

August 27, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The county commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. Immediately after finishing...

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DOT Schedules Area Road Work

August 27, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting routine maintenance along some highways in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. According to the DOT, crews are trimming vegetation and removing brush from rights of way along State Route 145 in Stephens County and State Route 106 in Franklin County. In addition, a DOT crew will...

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Collins Hosting Veterans Benefits Fair Today in Gainesville

August 27, 2013

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is holding a veterans’ benefits fair today in northeast Georgia. The congressman and staff will be on hand, along with representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Atlanta VA Medical Center to answer questions relating to specific claims, vocational rehabilitation, and educational assistance programs. Collins said this...

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Municipal Qualifying Begins Today

August 26, 2013

Candidate qualifying for municipal elections begins today. That includes the city of Toccoa, where two seats will be on the November ballot. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m. today. Wheeler said those interested in running for a city commission seat should come to her office in order to put...

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Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

August 26, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will gather today for a regularly scheduled business meeting. The meeting is set to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City¬†Hall. Today’s meeting agenda includes only two items. One is the monthly financial report. The other item involves an agreement the city entered into in 2010 with a development project called...

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