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Stephens Co. To Take Over Bowers Private Drive

December 11, 2013
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Stephens County will move towards taking over a private drive and adding it to the county road system. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously voted to spend money on initial maintenance on the first 1,000 feet of Bowers Road, currently a private drive, while also instructing staff to begin the steps for accepting that first 1,000...

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Toccoa Receives Clean Audit

December 10, 2013
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The city of Toccoa receives good news on its Fiscal Year 2013 audit. Auditing firm Mauldin and Jenkins of Atlanta presented the city’s audit to commissioners during Monday’s meeting. Mauldin and Jenkins’ Joel Black provided commissioners with the audit. He said that the city’s overall audit report is a positive one. “Our opinion was...

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Banks Co. Investigating Case of Woman Glued to Toilet Seat

December 10, 2013
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Authorities in Banks County continue to investigate an incident at a store in Commerce in which a woman was injured after being glued to a toilet. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a store on Tanger Boulevard back on November 27. When deputies arrived, they found that a woman had been...

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Lavonia Raising Water Rates

December 10, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Water customers in the City of Lavonia will soon see another rate hike. At its regular meeting last week, the Lavonia City Council voted to raise water rates to cover funding for several water system projects and upgrades. Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman noted that the city last...

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SCMS Basketball Recap

December 10, 2013
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Stephens County Middle School basketball is back in action after the Thanksgiving holiday. Teams were in action last Thursday and Saturday. On Thursday, the Stephens County Middle School 7th grade boys defeated Wilbanks Middle School 50-42.  Takias Nails led the Rebels wth 19 points and Ty Nails had 14 points. Meanwhile, the Stephens County...

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Toccoa Christmas Parade Winners Announced

December 9, 2013
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The winners are in for this year’s Toccoa Christmas Parade. The Toccoa Woman’s Club announced Monday that the best overall entry in this year’s parade belonged to the Stephens County Middle School FFA. The Middle School FFA also took home the honors for best entry from a school. This year’s best church entry belonged...

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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

December 9, 2013
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Festival of Trees Winner Announced

 Main Street Toccoa has announced the winner for this year’s Festival of Trees. It is the Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County organization, said Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby. “There were 17 trees and they were all very beautiful,” said Crosby.  “We are very thankful for everyone that participated.” The Concerned Citizens group will...

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John Barge Visits Toccoa

December 9, 2013
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John Barge Visits Toccoa

One of the candidates intending to challenge incumbent Governor Nathan Deal next year stops in Toccoa. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge spoke with local residents at the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport on Saturday afternoon. Barge, a Republican, said he will challenge Deal for the party’s nomination for Governor. He said he feels there is...

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Toccoa Hosting Free Concert Friday at Schaefer Center

December 9, 2013
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A foundation focused on artistic excellence and public outreach will bring a concert to Toccoa later this week. The Toccoa Main Street program is sponsoring the concert from the Piatigorsky Foundation on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby...

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Toccoa Commission Meets Today

December 9, 2013
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The Toccoa City Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today.  It is their first regularly scheduled meeting for the month of December.  It will start at 5 p.m. at ToccoaCity Hall.  Prior to the meeting, city commissioners will gather for a work session at 3:30 p.m., also at ToccoaCity Hall.  Both are...

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