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National Guard Departure Ceremony Today

May 29, 2014

A departure ceremony this morning in Stephens County will help send off the last Georgia Army National Guard Unit scheduled to depart for Afghanistan. The 876th Vertical EN Company, based out of Toccoa, is headed to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Today at 10 a.m., a departure ceremony will take place for the unit...

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Stephens Co. BOE Still Working on Accounting Error

May 29, 2014

The Stephens County School System continues to try and make sure it has an accurate financial picture to build a budget for next fiscal year after a major accounting error was discovered that dates back to Fiscal Year 2013. Last week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey told the Stephens County Board of Education...

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March for Babies Kick-off Held in Stephens County

May 29, 2014

Stephens County kicks off the annual March for Babies campaign. The Stephens County kick-off event for this year’s March for Babies campaign took place earlier this month at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Toccoa. Ashley Young-Roesler is the Central Georgia Division Director for the March of Dimes. She said the event officially starts the...

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Toccoa Looking At Street Re-surfacing

May 29, 2014

The city of Toccoa is getting together a list of more streets to try and re-surface this year. City commissioners and staff discussed street resurfacing at a work session back on May 20. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that Toccoa has about $1.1 million left in SPLOST V money designated for road work...

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Stephens Co. Postpones Decision on Buying Emergency Communications Equipment

May 28, 2014

Stephens County tables the purchase of emergency communications equipment pending the outcome of an investigation into a local businessman that is involved in the issue. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously voted to table the purchase of a recorder, phone system, radio console, and infrastructure upgrade for emergency communications in the county’s E-911 department....

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Camp Toccoa at Currahee To Mark Upcoming D-Day Anniversary

May 28, 2014

The Camp Toccoa at Currahee project will mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day with an event this weekend. Saturday, the Camp Toccoa at Currahee project will hold its 3rd annual 10-k run. This year, a memorial walk is being added to the run. Camp Toccoa at Currahee Steering Committee Chair Cynthia Brown said...

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Madison Dooley Signs with Truett-McConnell for Golf

May 28, 2014
Madison Dooley Signs with Truett-McConnell for Golf

A Stephens County High School golfer will play collegiately in northeast Georgia. Madison Dooley has signed to play golf at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland. She said she met the coach from Truett-McConnell at the recent state golf tournament and got to talk about the school and program. Dooley said she is excited to play...

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Wilbros Hearing Continued Until June

May 28, 2014

A spokesman for the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings says the hearing over Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s order calling on the Rose Lane facility to shut down will resume next month. According to Kevin Westray with the Office of State Administrative Hearings, the case has been continued until June...

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Storm Dumps Rain on Downtown Toccoa Tuesday Night

May 28, 2014

Things are calmer this morning in Stephens County after a storm moved through the Toccoa area Tuesday. The strong storm moved through Toccoa at about 6 p.m. Tuesday and dumped .66 inches of rain in downtown. Also, the strong storm brought winds. As a result, there were some brief power outages and at least...

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Stephens Co. Celebrates Memorial Day

May 27, 2014
Stephens Co. Celebrates Memorial Day

Stephens County marks Memorial Day. The county’s annual observance took place Monday on the historic Stephens County Courthouse lawn in downtown Toccoa. This year’s featured speaker was retired teacher Adele Lyles. She said that Memorial Day is not a day about war, but a day about people. “It is about those who died, most...

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