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Candidates Appear At Forum

October 23, 2012

Candidates for the District 3, Post 2 seat on the Stephens County Board of Education meet for a political forum just over two weeks before Election Day. Democratic incumbent Curtis Waters and Republican challenger Jim Ledford both appeared at a political forum last night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa and...

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Land Use Regulation Committee Meets

October 23, 2012

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee continues to meet. The committee held its third meeting Monday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During this meeting, members of the committee worked together to identify different features about Stephens County they wanted to protect. Those included things like the county’s water...

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Weekend Accident on Ga. 17 in Martin Ruptures Gas Line

October 23, 2012

Two people were injured following a weekend accident on Georgia Highway 17 in Stephens County. The accident occurred on Highway 17 in Martin at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol. According to the GSP, a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Larry Dale Bowen of Toccoa was...

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Sewer Project Bids Remanded

October 23, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners will wait for a recommendation from staff and the Stephens County Development Authority on which firm to select to engineer possible water and sewer line enhancements. City commissioners opened 10 bids for the work at their meeting Monday. The proposed project would expand wastewater service down Big A Road and then...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

October 23, 2012

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting and work session today. It will start at 8:30 a.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will first hold their work session, where they discuss items on the business meeting agenda. Items on today’s agenda include...

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Franklin Springs Reforms DDA

October 23, 2012

Franklin Springs has a Downtown Development Authority. That news came as news to some on the Franklin Springs City Council who thought the former DDA had long since dissolved. However, at last Thursday’s Franklin Springs city council meeting, mayor Lee Moore informed the council the DDA still exists and needs to be re-activated. According...

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Early Voting Into Second Week

October 22, 2012

Early voting for the November election is into its second week across Georgia. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said her office has been busy in the first week that voters could cast ballots early, with over 1,200 in-person early votes as of Friday afternoon. Early voting continues this week and next week from 8...

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SCHS Student Named to Student Advisory Council

October 22, 2012

A Stephens County High School student is one of only 50 from around the state named to serve on a statewide group. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge has named Morgan Akridge as one of 50 students to serve on his 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council. According to Dr. Barge, this council meets twice throughout...

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

October 22, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to have a regularly scheduled monthly meeting later this morning. That meeting is set to start at 9 a.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city commission is expected to take up a bid opening to design water and sewer line enhancements. Also, city commissioners are...

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Lavonia Woman Faces Drug Charges

October 22, 2012

A Lavonia woman faces drug charges. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle says his office received calls about drug dealing going on in a specific part of town over the past several weeks. According to Carlisle, that information was coming from some concerned citizens in the Textile Avenue area. Carlisle says that his office then...

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