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SCSO Gets Traffic Safety Award from GOHS

October 23, 2014
SCSO Gets Traffic Safety Award from GOHS

A state agency recognizes the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office for its traffic enforcement efforts. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently recognized the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office as the Agency of the Year for the Northeast Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network. The Northeast Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network covers about 14 counties in the northeast...

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EPD v. Wilbros Case Still in Admin Law Court

October 23, 2014

Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that the parties involved in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s case against Wilbros are waiting for a judge to schedule another round of oral arguments. Ranck said that both sides submitted proposed orders to the administrative law judge hearing the case earlier this week. Administrative Law Judge Ronit...

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Search Ongoing for New Chamber President

October 23, 2014

The search continues for a new President for the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Board met on Tuesday morning. However, Chamber Board Chair Greg Roach said that no action was taken regarding filling the President’s position. Roach said the Chamber’s goal is still to have a new Chamber President in place by...

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Long-Time Toccoa Police Officer To Be Laid To Rest Today

October 23, 2014

Funeral services for long time Toccoa Police Officer Curtis Scott are scheduled for later today. Services for Scott will begin at 2 p.m. today from Mt. Zion Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Toccoa City Cemetery. Scott passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. He worked for the Toccoa Police...

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GBI Announces Arrests in Child Pornography Investigation

October 23, 2014

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced the arrest of a Habersham County man and Rabun County man as part of a three-month child pornography investigation. Called “Operation MasqueRAID”, it began in July and the GBI says it centered on agents detecting child pornography images being shared using the Internet. The GBI said the...

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TFC Edged By Bob Jones Univ. in Women’s Soccer

October 23, 2014

The TFC women’s soccer team is wrapping up the regular season this weekend after dropping a close game earlier this week. Toccoa Falls hosted Bob Jones University on Tuesday in an important region game. The match between the second ranked Bruins and fourth ranked Screaming Eagles was the second time the squads have faced...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Administrator To Retire in 2015

October 22, 2014

Stephens County Hospital’s Administrator for almost three decades is calling it a career next year. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell announced Tuesday that he would be retiring from Stephens County Hospital as of December 31, 2015. Gambrell said he feels this is a decision he needed to make. “As many people know, I have a...

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Stephens Co. School Superintendent Concerned About Budget Numbers

October 22, 2014

A quarter of the way through its fiscal year, the Stephens County School System is running one percent over budget. That is according to the financial report presented at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting by School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey. Dorsey said that 25 percent of the fiscal year is complete and currently,...

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Stephens Co. BOE Looks At Facility Use Fee Schedule

October 22, 2014

A Stephens County Board of Education member has asked staff to re-visit the fee schedule for renting the Tugaloo Performing Arts Center at Stephens County High School. Tuesday, school system staff presented proposed modifications to the facility use fee schedule for the school system. School officials said the major adjustments were to convert all...

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State Releases SAT Averages

October 22, 2014

The Georgia Department of Education released 2014 district and state level results on the SAT exam earlier this month. According to those figures, Stephens County Schools had a mean of 488 on Critical Reading, 465 on Math, and 455 on Writing, out of 102 test takers. State averages were 488 on Critical Reading, 485...

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