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Applications for Recall Petitions Against Crunkleton, Ledford Withdrawn

August 7, 2014

One of the organizers of a recall effort against two Stephens County Board of Education members says they are ending their push. Ed Mills announced Wednesday afternoon that they were immediately withdrawing their applications for recall petitions against both Tony Crunkleton and Jim Ledford. Mills had picked up the applications from the Stephens County...

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Beam Setting Delayed Until Today At Site of New SR 17 Bridge

August 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that crews did not begin setting 20 more beams for the new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line Wednesday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that a delay occurred Wednesday because of a scheduling problem with the specialized trucks that deliver the beams to the...

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New Toccoa Pool Opening Today

August 7, 2014
New Toccoa Pool Opening Today

After months of planning and work, the new Toccoa city pool on Doyle Street opens today. Toccoa will officially unveil its new pool and bathhouse to the public today. It is located at the site of the old pool on Doyle Street. Toccoa Main Street and Community Development Director Connie Tabor said the public...

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Humane Shelter At Capacity; Needs Donations, Volunteers

August 7, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter says it is having a hard time handling a crowded situation at the shelter. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the shelter, as of earlier this week, was housing 235 animals. Roberts said the shelter is dealing with many more animals then it did at this time a year ago....

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Cleveland Receiving Preseason All-State Honor

August 7, 2014

A Stephens County High School football player is receiving some statewide pre-season recognition. Indian junior offensive tackle Ben Cleveland was named to the Georgia High School Football Daily pre-season AAAA All-State team. The 6 foot, 7 inch, 320 pound Cleveland is ranked as one of the top high school football prospects in Georgia and...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

August 7, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Wednesday that jury duty in Stephens County scheduled for Monday, August 11 has been cancelled for the week. Jurors do not need to report.

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Pre-planning Underway in Stephens Co. Schools

August 7, 2014

A new school year inches ever closer for students in Stephens County. That new year is already underway for teachers, who started pre-planning on Tuesday. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said they are excited to have staff back and start the process of getting a new school year underway. “We are ready to...

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Crunkleton, Ledford Respond to Recall Petition Applications

August 6, 2014

Stephens County Board of Education members Jim Ledford and Tony Crunkleton are responding to news that applications for recall petitions were requested regarding their seats on the school board. Both men spoke Tuesday. “I hate that the situation with the Stephens County school budget has come to this,” said Crunkleton. “I have always done...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Tentative FY 15 Budget

August 6, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a tentative Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The board unanimously approved a tentative budget at a called meeting Tuesday morning. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said this is just the first stage in getting a final budget in place for the fiscal year that is already underway....

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Back to Normal After Monday Water Line Break on Big A Rd.

August 6, 2014

Everything is back to normal after a water line break Monday morning on Big A Road in Toccoa. Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, the city of Toccoa and Georgia Environmental Protection Division lifted a boil water advisory connected to that line break that had been affecting 14 customers. The city says of those 14...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • September 15, 2014LeTourneau WABCO Employee Reunion
  • October 1, 2014drive-thru flu clinic
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