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One Arrested for Church Burglary

March 27, 2013

A Toccoa man faces charges after allegedly stealing from a local church. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the incidents occurred at Christ Fellowship Church in Toccoa. According to Shirley, someone at the church reported the incident last Friday. “(The church) actually had two speakers stolen on separate occasions,” said Shirley. “He (the...

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Rep. Collins to Hold Mobile Office Hours

March 27, 2013
Rep. Collins to Hold Mobile Office Hours

Staff for 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will be holding office hours next month in a number of area counties, including Stephens. The week of April 8, Collins’ Constituent Service Representatives will hold office hours in Stephens, Habersham, Banks, and Jackson counties to discuss federal issues and concerns with local citizens. Collins’ staff...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Talk Land Use Today

March 26, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to decide whether to move forward with designing a land use regulation plan at their meeting later today. During today’s Stephens County Commission meeting, the commission is expected to consider a request from the county’s Land Use Regulation Committee to have the county move forward with designing a Land...

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Authorities Arrest Three in “Wake-up Call”

March 26, 2013
Authorities Arrest Three in “Wake-up Call”

Local authorities say they hope a recent operation will serve as a wake-up call to those in the drug business. Last Thursday, agents from the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Team, the Toccoa Police Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and State...

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Toccoa Police Announce Other Drug Arrests

March 26, 2013

Meanwhile, the Toccoa Police Department is announcing a series of other drug arrests in recent weeks. The Toccoa Police Department reports that six different people were arrested for various misdemeanor and felony drug charges in recent weeks. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that he is proud of the work his officers are doing...

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Stephens Co. Recognizes Teachers of the Year

March 26, 2013
Stephens Co. Recognizes Teachers of the Year

The Stephens County School System recognizes its teachers of the year. The school system held its annual “Teacher of the Year” luncheon at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College on Monday. The banquet gives the school system a chance to honor each of the six school-level Teachers of the Year...

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Toccoa City Commission Opens Bids

March 26, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners open a number of bids during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. First, commissioners received two bids for the replacement of natural gas facilities for the Highway 17 widening project from Scott Road to Memorial Drive. This is the northern end of the project. A bid from Harrison Gas Systems of...

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Indian Baseball Beats Walnut Grove, Earns Split

March 26, 2013

Senior left-hander Austin Lord ran his record to 5-0 on the season with a 4-0 win over the Walnut Grove Warriors Monday night at the Reservation. Lord gave up just one hit in six innings, a single in the fifth inning, and fanned 11 in gaining the win. Ryan Cleveland provided all of the...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

March 25, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The city commission will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city is expected to open bids for the replacement of natural gas facilities for the Highway 17 widening project from Scott Road to Memorial Drive. This...

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SCMS Does Well on 8th Grade Writing Assessment

March 25, 2013

Stephens County Middle School is reporting continued improvement on the 8th Grade Writing assessment. According to numbers released by the Stephens County School System, 90.7 percent of 8th graders met or exceeded standards on the annual writing assessment. That is up from 88 percent in 2012. In 2011, that figure was 89 percent and...

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