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Toccoa Hopes to Start Emory Johnson Park Improvements Soon

February 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa takes another step towards starting work on improvements at Emory Johnson Park. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution for the project. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city has a number of improvements planned for the park. “We want to demolish the existing picnic shelter and construct...

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City Buys Screen, Projector for Schaefer Center

February 12, 2015

The city of Toccoa continues improvements at the Schaefer Center downtown. Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to purchase a screen and projector for the facility. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said this will replace the previous policy of leasing the equipment when doing things like showing movies at the Schaefer Center. “We have been...

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SCSO Arrests Four Teens in Parking Lot Theft

February 12, 2015

Four teenagers face charges after authorities say they allegedly entered vehicles in the student parking lot at Stephens County High School. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that his office arrested 17-year-old Heidi A. Bolding and 18-year-old Michael Marquez Peoples, both of Gainesville, earlier this month, and charged both with theft by taking. Shirley...

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Lady Indians End Season in Region Quarterfinals

February 12, 2015

The basketball season is over for the Stephens County Lady Indians. Stephens County came up just short in the Region 8-AAAA quarterfinals Wednesday against Madison County at Buford High School, losing 47-43. It was a close game with several lead changes. The Lady Indians led by two at halftime and by three with one...

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Oconee, SC Searching For Overdue Boater

February 12, 2015

Authorities around Lake Hartwell are reportedly searching for an overdue boater. Oconee County, South Carolina Emergency Management Director Scott Krein said the boater was reported over due Wednesday night at the Hartwell State Park on Lake Hartwell in Oconee County Krein said Oconee County Emergency Services assisted in a large area water and shore...

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Construction Worker Dies in Fall in Toccoa

February 11, 2015

A man is dead after an incident at a construction site in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Police and other first responders were called to the construction site at First Baptist Church of Toccoa on Tugalo Street just before 9 a.m. “There was a worker on a steel beam and he fell,” said Police Chief Tim...

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Wilbros Appeals Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Upholding EPD Order

February 11, 2015

Wilbros is appealing the decision of a state administrative law judge upholding the decision of the state’s Environmental Protection Division to revoke the Rose Lane facility’s solid waste and wastewater discharge permits and close it down. The appeal was filed by Wilbros this week in Fulton County Superior Court. In its appeal, Wilbros cited...

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County Road Prioritization List Approved

February 11, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners set their road priorities for SPLOST VI. The county commission on Tuesday approved a road prioritization list for SPLOST VI monies that are being collected to spend on roads. The list approved Tuesday represents the roads that will be worked on using the $9.3 million in SPLOST VI and state money...

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Indian Boys Fall in Region Quarters to Knights

February 11, 2015

The Stephens County Indian boys’ basketball season ends in the Region 8-AAAA quarterfinals. Top-seeded Johnson used a big third quarter to pull away and beat the Indians Tuesday night at Johnson, 71-50. Leading by seven at the half, Johnson outscored Stephens County 32-14┬áin the third quarter. Tay Jones led Stephens County with 14 points...

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SCHS Grad Harrison New HCHS Football Coach

February 11, 2015

A former Stephens County football standout will now lead the football program on the other side of Currahee Mountain. According to the Northeast Georgian, the Habersham County Board of Education voted Monday night to name Benji Harrison as the new head football coach at Habersham Central High School. Harrison is a former Stephens County...

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