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Stephens County Receiving Lower ISO Rating

February 14, 2013

Stephens County is seeing a drop in its ISO rating. On Tuesday, Stephens County Volunteer Fire Chief Stacy Pulliam told county commissioners that the county’s ISO rating in many areas of unincorporated Stephens County is dropping from a 6 to a 5. According to Pulliam, that “5” rating applies if a residence is both...

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Stephens Co. Commission Talks SPLOST

February 14, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners begin talking about SPLOST Six. The county commission held a work session to talk about the next SPLOST following Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented commissioners with a timeline for the upcoming SPLOST. According to that timeline, the SPLOST referendum would go before voters this coming...

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Toccoa Officials Say Recent Retreat Went Well

February 14, 2013

The city of Toccoa works on planning for the year ahead. Last Friday, the Toccoa City Commission and the city’s department heads met at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa for a retreat to look ahead to 2013. Toccoa Mayor David Austin said the all-day meeting went very well. “First of all,...

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American Legion Donates Flag To Schaefer Center

February 14, 2013
American Legion Donates Flag To Schaefer Center

A local organization makes a donation to the Schaefer Center. Monday, Toccoa’s Post 104 of the American Legion officially presented a donation of an American flag to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Post 104 Commander Alan Woodie said that a number of the Legion’s members attended the re-opening of the Schaefer Center in...

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SCSO Cites Three For Selling Alcohol To a Minor

February 14, 2013

Three convenience store clerks in Stephens County are facing a citation for selling alcohol to a minor after a recent undercover operation. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office and the N.C.I.S. Drug Team recently conducted the operation in an attempt to curb alcohol sales to minors in Stephens County. Shirley said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Landfill Closure Change Order

February 13, 2013

Stephens County will spend up to an additional $137,000 dollars on the final phase of landfill closure at the county landfill. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a change order with Fort Lamar Services, LLC up to an amount of just under $137,100 to provide for additional costs associated with Phase III...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Fees for Body Art Establishments

February 13, 2013

New permitting and inspection fees are on the way for body art establishments in Stephens County. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a series of permitting and inspection fees for body art establishments and operators in the county. The Stephens County Board of Health requested the new fees. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley...

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Update on Hwy. 17 Accident

February 13, 2013

More information is available on an accident last week on Highway 17 in Stephens County that resulted in a fatality. The accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Thursday around the intersection of Highway 17 and Clary Connector/North Avenue. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident involved two vehicles, a...

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Man Charged in Habersham Co. Murder

February 13, 2013

Authorities said that a Habersham County man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of a Toccoa man. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell said that 49-year-old Carl Lewis Justice of Habersham County was arrested and charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with murder in connection with the death of 43-year-old Michael...

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Indian Boys Win, Qualify for State Playoffs

February 13, 2013

The Stephens County Indian boys are in to the state basketball playoffs for the first time since 2008. Tuesday, the Indians defeated Chestatee 78-56 in the Region 8-AAAA boys’ basketball quarterfinals at Johnson High School. The Indians dominated from start to finish, utilizing a stifling zone defense to shut down Chestatee’s perimeter attack. Aahlijah...

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