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No More Stickers At Convenience Sites Starting March 1 in Stephens Co.

January 23, 2013
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Starting March 1, Stephens County will no longer require stickers to dump trash at one of the county’s convenience sites. On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to eliminate the stickers beginning on that date with the following stipulations, no commercial waste and Stephens County residents only. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Supports Bed Tax

January 23, 2013
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As the proposed extension of the so-called hospital bed tax continues to make its way through the Georgia General Assembly, hospitals are making their thoughts known. The Georgia Senate passed a bill earlier this month that would allow the tax to be extended by allowing the state’s Department of Community Health to levy the...

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TCC Accepts Bids

January 23, 2013
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Toccoa City Commissioners accept a bid for more work involving the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved a bid for a preservation plan, design plan, and economic study of the Schaefer Center from Historical Integrity, LLC in the amount of $6,000. The bid from Historical Integrity was the lowest of...

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SCHS Hoops Split With Eastside

January 23, 2013
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The Stephens County Indians and Lady Indians traveled to Covington on Tuesday night for a region doubleheader against the Eastside Eagles and Lady Eagles. Stephens County picked up a split with the Lady Indians winning 64-49 and the varsity boys falling 71-58. In the girls’ game, the Lady Indians led by 10 at the...

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Collins to Make Stop in Toccoa Friday, Receives Subcommittee Assignments

January 23, 2013
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9th District U.S. Congressman Doug Collins will hold community meetings in Stephens and Jackson counties this week. Collins will be in Toccoa Friday to meet with local constituents and community leaders. From 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Collins will be at the Java Station Coffee Shop on Big A Road in Toccoa on Friday. The...

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Rogers Part of House Majority Whip Team

January 23, 2013
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Habersham County State Representative Terry Rogers is one of the members of the 2013-2014 House Majority Whip team. House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey made that announcement recently. According to the press release, members of the majority whip team will monitor legislation as it moves through both chambers of the General Assembly and help members...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Receives FY 2012 Audit

January 22, 2013
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Stephens County Hospital receives good news for its Fiscal Year 2012 audit. The hospital reported on the audit for the previous fiscal year at its Monday’s monthly meeting of the Stephens County Hospital Authority. According to Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell, the hospital received a clean opinion on the audit, which he says is what...

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Toccoa Marks MLK Day

January 22, 2013
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Toccoa Marks MLK Day

Stephens County marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. An interfaith service at Trinity CME Church, followed by a march from the church to the steps of Toccoa City Hall Monday commemorated the holiday. Once at Toccoa City Hall, the high school division winner of this year’s MLK essay contest read her essay to...

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Jake McNiece Passes Away at 93

January 22, 2013
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Numerous published reports indicate that Jake McNiece, who trained at Camp Toccoa and later was a member of the “Filthy Thirteen,” the group off of which the “Dirty Dozen” movie was based, passed away this week. Those reports indicate that McNiece died at the age of 93 at the home of his son. Funeral...

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Toccoa City Commission, Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

January 22, 2013
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Two local boards will meet today for regularly scheduled meetings. First, the Stephens County Commission will meet today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin with a work session on agenda items. The business meeting, where commissioners vote on the agenda items,...

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