Petreaus Speaks in Toccoa

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Retired General David Petreaus told a crowd in Toccoa Saturday that terrorism is the struggle of a generation. Petreaus spoke at Saturday’s Currahee Military Weekend banquet at the National Guard Armory in Toccoa. He hit on a number of topics during a moderated question and answer session. According to Petreaus, fighting terrorism will require an approach that can be sustained […]

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Ga. Dept. of Human Services Ready To Give Medicare Help

The Georgia Department of Human Services said it is ready to assist older Georgians making decisions about Medicare health and prescription drug plans during this year’s Medicare open enrollment period. The enrollment period for Medicare, which serves millions of older Americans, will open Oct. 15 and end Dec. 7. The GeorgiaCares program, administered through the Department’s Division of Aging Services, […]

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Banks Co. Authorities Arrest Suspect After Manhunt

Banks County authorities say they have a man in custody after a manhunt Friday night. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office says it was able to apprehend Alton Lee Davidson following a manhunt in the area of Grant Mill Road and Yonah Homer Road in Banks County. According to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, Davidson fled Georgia Department of Natural Resources […]

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Election Season Gearing Up in Stephens Co.

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Election season is heating up one more time in Stephens County. This November, Stephens County voters will join the rest the country in picking a president. Also, Stephens County voters will be choosing a State Court Solicitor as current Solicitor Willie Woodruff runs against challenger Ann Pickett. There is also a U.S. Senate race on the ballot as Johnny Isakson […]

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Town Hall Set for State Court Solicitor Race

Stephens County voters will have a chance to hear from the candidates for State Court Solicitor in Stephens County at a town hall next month. A town hall for candidates Willie Woodruff and Ann Pickett will take place at 6 p.m. on October 11 in the second-floor courtroom at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The public may […]

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Currahee Military Weekend Starts Today

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The men of Camp Toccoa are again the stars of Stephens County for the next several days. This weekend is the 16th annual Currahee Military Weekend, which honors the men who trained at Camp Toccoa to become paratroopers who fought during World War II and were featured in mini-series like “Band of Brothers.” Dan Merck with the Stephens County Historical […]

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