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Early Voting Saturday at Government Building

May 9, 2014

Voters who can’t make it to the polls during the week for early voting will have a special opportunity to vote this weekend. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that polls will be open for early voting downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building on Saturday. “We have a Saturday voting whenever there is...

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National Train Day Saturday in Toccoa

May 9, 2014

Toccoa will once again celebrate National Train Day on Saturday. Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says National Train Day is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of the railroad in American and specifically in Toccoa. Crosby said Toccoa will once again celebrate by gathering to greet the Amtrak Crescent train when it arrives...

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Judge Reduces Award in Ayers Civil Case

May 9, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story has reduced part of the jury award given to the widow of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers in her wrongful death lawsuit against former Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team Agent Billy Shane Harrison. In a ruling issued last month, Judge Story reduced the amount of economic...

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Top Five Banquet Tuesday

May 9, 2014

The annual Stephens County Top Five banquet will take place this coming Tuesday at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in the offices of Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Millage Rate Could Be On Rise

May 8, 2014

Stephens County property owners may see an increase of just over three mills in the county’s property tax millage rate this year, based on the current proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. County commissioners met to discuss the budget during two days of meetings Monday and Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that based...

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Humane Shelter Has New Website

May 8, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has a new website up and running. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the new site has gone online at www.tschs.org. Roberts said the shelter has put a lot of time into redesigning the website. “We have spent months in designing a website that is very informative, easy to use,...

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First Baptist Church Donates Bus To Stephens Co. Senior Center

May 8, 2014
First Baptist Church Donates Bus To Stephens Co. Senior Center

Toccoa’s First Baptist Church donates a bus to the Stephens County Senior Center. Earlier this year, Stephens County Commissioners had agreed to purchase a bus that the church was selling to use at the Senior Center at a cost of about $13,000. However, the church has decided to donate that bus to the county...

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Sinkhole Repair on SR 51 in Hart Co. To Take Weeks At Least

May 8, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said Wednesday it will take some time to repair a sinkhole that has developed on State Route 51 near Lake Hartwell in Hart County. The sinkhole opened up Tuesday morning at a location on State Route 51 about 6 miles north of Hartwell, along an area of the roadway...

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Martin Rehab Assignment Underway

May 8, 2014

Toccoa native Ethan Martin is in the middle of a rehabilitation assignment in minor league baseball. Martin has been out since March due to right shoulder inflammation. Sunday, he pitched in his first game for the Clearwater Threshers. Clearwater is a Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies that plays in the Florida State League....

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Arrest Made In Defoor Rd. Safety Check Incident

May 7, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says a Toccoa man faces charges for fleeing from deputies at a safety check Monday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that it started at about 1:30 p.m. Monday when a white Jaguar driven by 44-year-old Sidney Fortson of West Spring Street in Toccoa pulled up to the safety...

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