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June 6, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a burglary at a Mulkey Road residence. According to the report on file with police, a woman told an officer that someone had pried open the back door to a home on Mulkey Road and stolen some large household items. Items taken included a water heater, refrigerator, and...

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Doyle St. Pool Will Not Open This Summer

June 5, 2013

The Doyle Street Pool will not open this summer. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake made that announcement on Tuesday. Dake said that they regret that the pool cannot open this year. However, she said two problems have come up that have forced this decision. “One of the problems is we found two major...

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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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