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Four Seek Vacant Stephens Co. School Board Seat

July 3, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education’s next member will come from a group of four applicants. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that four people submitted letters expressing interest in filling the Board of Education seat vacated last month by Jerry Steele. Whiten identified the four applicants as Jimmy Howard, Rodney Moore, Inger...

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Stephens Co. Fireworks Display Set for Tonight if Weather Cooperates

July 3, 2013

Stephens County will hope for clear skies tonight in order to hold the county’s annual Community Fireworks Show. The annual display will again take place at the Stephens County Recreation Department on Rose Lane in Toccoa. Stephens County Recreation Department Director Richard Adams said the show itself is set to start once it gets...

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July 4th Holiday Government Schedules Out

July 3, 2013

Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the July 4th holiday. Toccoa City Hall will be closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day, as will Stephens County government offices. Meanwhile, routes for garbage and recyclables in the city of Toccoa scheduled to be picked up Thursday will be picked up on Friday. Commercial...

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SCSO Announces Arrests

July 3, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has reported two arrests. Authorities said the first arrest occurred in connection to a June 27 theft on Pineview Road. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, various pieces of gold and silver jewelry were taken from the residence. Shirley said that following an investigation; deputies with his office...

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DOT, Law Enforcement Ready for July 4th Weekend on Roads

July 3, 2013

Preparations are underway on Georgia’s highways for the July 4th holiday. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that the DOT is expecting a lot of vehicles to hit the roadways this holiday weekend. As a result, Pope said that the Georgia DOT will again restrict construction-related lane closures for the holiday. She...

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Police Still Investigating Friday Wreck in Toccoa

July 3, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department continues to investigate a motorcycle accident that took place last week on Currahee Street. According to the police report, the accident Friday just after noon involved a sole motorcycle that was traveling east on Currahee Street just east of Crestwood Drive. Authorities indicated the motorcycle left the roadway and more...

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NGTC Students Place at National PBL Competition

July 3, 2013

A group of North Georgia Technical College students are back after placing at a national competition. The Phi Beta Lambda National Competition was held in Anaheim, California last month. North Georgia Tech sent six contestants. They included a Parliamentary Procedures team that placed tenth. That team included two Toccoa residents, Lisa Hook and Ryan...

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Final Decision Made To Keep Doyle St. Pool Closed This Year

July 2, 2013

After weeks of uncertainty, the final word is that the Doyle Street Pool in Toccoa will not open this summer. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said that the YMCA and city officials reached that mutual decision at a meeting Monday morning. Dake said multiple issues continue to cause problems that cannot be resolved...

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SACS Re-affirms NGTC Accreditation

July 2, 2013

North Georgia Technical College receives re-affirmation of its accreditation. Monday, the school announced that it received official notification that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has re-affirmed the school’s accreditation. North Georgia Tech President Dr. Gail Thaxton said the school is thrilled to receive this news. “We expected a good report; every college...

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Toccoa Camp Responds to Atlanta TV Report

July 2, 2013

A Toccoa camp is responding after a story on WSB-TV stated some Atlanta parents were upset at an Underground Railroad simulation in which their children participated. The WSB-TV report quoted Naima McHardy and her father, Curtis, voicing concerns about the simulation at the Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center in Toccoa. The young woman was...

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