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Kingston Speaks At Event Wednesday in Toccoa

April 17, 2014
Kingston Speaks At Event Wednesday in Toccoa

One of the candidates in the race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat stops in Stephens County. Republican Senate candidate Jack Kingston met with local leaders during a campaign stop at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa Wednesday. Kingston has served as U.S. Representative for an area of Southeast Georgia and been in Washington...

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Toccoa Looking to Update Cemetery Records

April 17, 2014

The city of Toccoa is looking at options to better manage records for its city cemetery. Monday, city commissioners met with Faith Bryan of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission about the cemetery. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said that the city needs to get a better handle on its records for the city cemetery,...

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Issues Indictments

April 17, 2014

A Stephens County grand jury indicts a man on rape, child molestation, and other charges. Tuesday, the grand jury issued a true bill of indictment against 34-year-old Joe Terrell Shelton, Jr. of Stephens County and Sheriff Randy Shirley says Shelton, Jr. was taken into custody later Tuesday. The indictment lists 11 counts in all...

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New Superintendent Contract for 3 Years

April 17, 2014

New Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey has a three-year contract. The contract signed by Dorsey and the Stephens County Board of Education calls for Dorsey’s term to begin on May 1 and run through April 30, 2017. Under the terms of the deal, Dorsey will receive an annual salary of $125,000 per year...

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Indian Baseball Beats Monroe Area

April 17, 2014

The Stephens County Indian baseball team is back on the winning track. Stephens County defeated Monroe Area at the Reservation Wednesday in five innings, 11-1. Mason Long led the Indian offensive attack with three RBIs and Logan Bell also knocked in a couple of runs. The Indians also got RBIs from Davis McCall and...

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Second Political Forum Tonight

April 17, 2014

The second of two political forums will take place tonight in Toccoa. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum tonight at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Candidates for Stephens County Board of Education, 28th District State House, and 9th District U.S. Representative have all been...

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Two Qualify for Sectionals in Track

April 17, 2014

Two Stephens County Indian track athletes qualify for the sectional level of competition. At the recent Region 8-AAAA meet, Deanna Lewis won the region title in the 800-meter race. Lewis also finished as the runner-up in the 1600-meter race. Meanwhile on the boys’ side, Sean Blasingame finished as the runner-up in the triple jump....

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DOT Says Keep Political Signs off Rights of Way

April 17, 2014

With election season in full swing, the Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights of way. The DOT said Georgia law stipulates that the Department is required to maintain a safe roadway for the traveling public, which includes the immediate removal of any obstruction or...

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Dorsey Officially Hired as Stephens Co. School Superintendent

April 16, 2014

Bryan Dorsey is officially the new Superintendent of the Stephens County School System. The Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Dorsey at its meeting Tuesday. Dorsey then signed the contract and made his hiring official. He replaces Sherrie Whiten, who retired last month. Dorsey said it is great to sign on...

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Toccoa Police Warn of Telemarketing Scam

April 16, 2014

The Toccoa Police Department is warning residents about a telemarketing scam making the rounds in the community. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the department has received multiple reports of a phone scam in which the victim gets a phone call, supposedly from a “Publishing” clearing house. However, Jarrell said the person calling...

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