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Stephens Co. BOE Hears From Substitute Management Company

December 26, 2013
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The Stephens County Board of Education hears a presentation from a company that is proposing to take over the handling and management of the school system’s substitute teachers. At its meeting last week, the Board of Education received a presentation from Kelly Services. They are a company that some school systems already use and...

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Law Enforcement Offers Holiday Home Safety Advice

December 26, 2013
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Though Christmas Day is past, the travel holiday still continues for some and for some of those people that may still mean leaving town for a few days. For those heading out of town after Christmas, law enforcement is offering advice to help keep your home safe and limit its chances of being targeted...

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People First Gives Back with Holiday Event

December 26, 2013
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A group of people with disabilities gives back to the community. People First of Stephens County held its annual Christmas party to help others in the community in Toccoa last Thursday. People First is an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities made up of people with disabilities. People First Volunteer Supporter Jeraldine Hayes says...

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Corps Accepting Used Christmas Trees for Hartwell Lake

December 26, 2013
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Starting today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will once again collect used, natural Christmas trees for use as fish attractors throughout Hartwell Lake. There will be two drop-off points in Georgia. The Corps said trees can be dropped off at the Poplar Springs boat ramp in Franklin County, as well as at the...

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No Fatal Crashes in Ga. Over Christmas Holiday

December 26, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Public Safety reported Thursday that no fatal crashes were reported in Georgia over the 30-hour Christmas holiday travel period. The Georgia State Patrol said it investigated 90 traffic crashes that resulted in 51 injuries between 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and midnight Christmas Day. Last year, law enforcement officers statewide investigated...

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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Expire Saturday

December 26, 2013
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Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation’s long-term unemployed workers will end this weekend. EUC is a federally funded benefit for long-term unemployed workers who have exhausted regular state unemployment insurance benefits. These benefits will end on Saturday and state Labor Department officials said it will impact nearly 40,000 workers in Georgia. The Labor...

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SCSO Announces Drug Arrest

December 23, 2013
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Area authorities say a Toccoa man faces drug charges after a business check. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that a deputy was recently performing business checks when he encountered a suspicious person at a Mize Road convenience store. Shirley said upon further investigation, deputies recovered a large quantity of more than one ounce...

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Local Law Enforcement Urge Safety on Roads for Christmas

December 23, 2013
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Local law enforcement officials are reminding people to stay safe on the roads this holiday season. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that if you are headed out for the holiday, expect the unexpected on the roadways. “Do not get distracted in your automobile by whatever you have playing or whoever you have in...

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Local Govt. Offices Announce Holiday Schedules

December 23, 2013
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Local government offices are announcing their schedules for the Christmas holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices are closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up on Tuesday will be picked up...

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Toccoa Sees Another Wet Weekend; 3+ Inches of Rain

December 23, 2013
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The wet weather is expected to continue for a time today before moving out in time for the Christmas holiday. Downtown Toccoa received about 3.50 inches of rain Saturday, Sunday, and this morning. That rainfall moves downtown Toccoa over the 80-inch plateau for rainfall in 2013. As of this morning, downtown Toccoa is nearing...

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