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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

October 31, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says that jurors who received a summons to report for jury duty in Stephens County on Monday, November 3 do not need to report for the week. Jury duty has been cancelled for the week.

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GEM Talks About Expansion, Donating Old Building to Stephens Co.

October 30, 2014
GEM Talks About Expansion,  Donating Old Building to Stephens Co.

Stephens County and GEM officials are speaking on the announcement by GEM Southeast that it will expand its operations in Stephens County. This week, GEM announced that it would expand its operations in Toccoa, creating 30 jobs and building a new 110,000 square foot facility. State officials said it is a total investment of...

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City Hears Proposal on Pines

October 30, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners hear from one of the individuals interested in operating the city-owned Pines golf course. Terry M. Martin, a retiring educator who currently lives in the Atlanta area, spoke to city commissioners Monday representing his Tall Pines Management Group. Martin submitted one of the two proposals for operating the nine-hole, city-owned course...

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By-pass Sewer Project Still in Planning Phase

October 30, 2014

Construction could start next year on a water and sewer expansion project along the Toccoa By-pass. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin updated Toccoa and Stephens County Commissioners on the project on Tuesday at their joint meeting. The current project would expand the city’s sewer system from the intersection of the By-pass...

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Former Sen. Nunn Stopping in Toccoa

October 30, 2014

It has been announced that former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn will visit Toccoa today. Nunn is scheduled to be at the Cornerstone Restaurant in downtown Toccoa at noon today for a meet and greet. The event is open to the public.

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Fatal Wreck Wednesday on I-85 in Franklin Co.

October 30, 2014
Fatal Wreck Wednesday on I-85 in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The body of the driver of a tractor trailer that overturned Wednesday morning on Interstate 85 in Franklin County has been sent for autopsy. It happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday  near mile marker 172 in the southbound lane of I-85. “For reasons unknown, the tractor-trailer left the...

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County, City Talk $$ At Joint Meeting

October 29, 2014

Financial negotiations highlight talks between Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners. The two boards met Tuesday for a joint meeting at Toccoa City Hall. First on the list of discussions was the inmate housing agreement between Toccoa and Stephens County. Earlier this month, Stephens County Commissioner Debbie Whitlock questioned why the city of Toccoa...

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Currahee Saddle Club Asks for County’s Help With Property Problem

October 29, 2014

A local organization said it may be forced off of property it has used for over two decades now that the state Department of Transportation has come in and says it is not allowed to be there. Members of the Currahee Saddle Club appeared before Stephens County Commisssioners Tuesday. The club has been using...

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State Announces GEM SE Expansion

October 29, 2014

State officials said a Stephens County company will expand. The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced Tuesday that GEM Southeast will expand its existing operations in Toccoa. According to the state, the expansion will create 30 jobs and represent a $10 million investment. The state said the expansion will involve GEM constructing a new...

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Stephens Co. School System Receives Technology Grant

October 29, 2014

Stephens County is one more than 100 school systems to receive grant money to help with technology improvements. In all, $36.7 million in grants are being awarded through a program called “Connections for Classrooms.” That is a collaborative funding effort between the Georgia Department of Education, Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, and the One...

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