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TFC Sweeps Clearwater Christian in Hoops Play

January 30, 2015

The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball knocks Clearwater Christian College from the ranks of the unbeaten in the South Region. After leading by just three points at the half, the Screaming Eagles built an early second half lead and cruised to a 79-54 victory Thursday night. TFC shot 56 percent from the field in...

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Collins Introduces Forest Service Bill

January 30, 2015

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has introduced a bill into the U.S. House to facilitate the transfer of what Collins calls under-used U.S. Forest Service lands to private hands. It is called the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act. Under the proposal, the Forest Service would sell remote tracts at market value and...

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Ga. DNR Releases Fishing Regulations

January 30, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says anglers can now find the new 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print. The 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division and...

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NGTC Names Rick Perkins Award Winner

January 30, 2015
NGTC Names Rick Perkins Award Winner

North Georgia Technical College names its nominee for this year’s Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education. This year’s winner at North Georgia Tech is Pamela Segers. Segers serves as Instructor and Program Coordinator for the Criminal Justice program. Each year, faculty and staff at North Georgia Technical College nominate instructors who exemplify...

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Prescribed Burn Announced For Today

January 29, 2015

A prescribed burn will take place starting later this morning in the Toccoa area. According to the U.S. Forest Service, crews will be conducting the prescribed burn on about 1200 acres along the Davidson Creek area, in a stretch between the city of Toccoa’s pumping station and Prather Bridge Road. Portions of the burn...

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SCDA Issues Report to City, County Commissioners

January 29, 2015

Local leaders receive an update from the Stephens County Development Authority. Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin spoke with Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday and Stephens County Commissioners on Tuesday. Martin said that while the announcement from Caterpillar that it is closing its Stephens County facility over the next two years, costing the county...

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Toccoa Commission, Staff Holds Planning Retreat

January 29, 2015

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse says he thought this week’s city planning retreat went very well. City commissioners, Morse, and city department heads met for the retreat Monday afternoon at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa. Morse said he felt the retreat accomplished quite a bit. “I felt we had a very...

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State Releases Stephens Co. December Unemployment Figures

January 29, 2015

Preliminary state unemployment figures are out for Stephens County for the month of December. According to those figures from the state’s Labor Department, Stephens County had a 6.2 percent preliminary unemployment rate for December. That is unchanged from the revised November rate, which was also 6.2 percent. It is eight-tenths of a percentage point...

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Stephens Co. Has Great Weekend At Special Olympic State Winter Games

January 29, 2015

Stephens County Special Olympic athletes are back home after a successful trip to state competition. A number of Special Olympians from Stephens County competed this past weekend in the State Winter Games in Marietta. They competed in basketball skills and bowling competitions against athletes from all over the state. Overall, Stephens County Special Olympic...

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Still No Wilbros Appeal of Last Week’s Ruling

January 29, 2015

There is still no word of an appeal by Wilbros of last week’s ruling by an administrative law judge upholding the Environmental Protection Division’s decision to revoke solid waste and wastewater permits from the Rose Lane facility at the center of an odor controversy in Stephens County. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that...

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