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UPDATED: Qualifying Continues in Stephens Co.

March 4, 2014

Qualifying continues for the 2014 elections in Stephens County. No additional Stephens County candidates had qualified as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. Nine local candidates qualified Monday at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office. Michelle Grafton has qualified to run for Post One on the Stephens County Commission.  That is the post that previously belonged to...

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Shirley Issues Warning About Soda Bottle Meth Labs

March 4, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be on the lookout for a new type of miniature methamphetamine lab making an appearance on the side of the road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office has recently responded to several reports regarding suspicious bottles found thrown out along roadways....

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Toccoa Purchasing Bucket Truck

March 4, 2014

The city of Toccoa will purchase a new bucket truck. At their February 24 meeting, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of the truck from Altec Industries of Elizabethtown, Kentucky at a cost of $88,778. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the new truck will take the place of one that is...

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Slate, Bell Lead Indians To Win Over Lions

March 4, 2014

The Stephens County Indians used strong pitching from Josh Slate and a good offensive game from catcher Logan Bell to beat the Franklin County Lions 4-1 Monday in Carnesville. Stephens County jumped ahead early when Franklin County’s Jesse Thomas booted a ground ball hit by Slate. Then, Bell gave the Indians the lead for...

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Ga. DOT Announces Area Road Work

March 4, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing road work for Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365.  The shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew will patch potholes on Interstate...

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Police Blotter

March 4, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce says it has had recent reports of counterfeit bills. Recently, the Chamber sent out an e-mail stating that it had received reports that counterfeit $100 bills have been circulated in the Toccoa-Stephens County area. The Chamber said that businesses who believe they have received a counterfeit note should...

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Candidate Qualifying Off to Busy Start in Stephens Co.

March 3, 2014

Qualifying is underway today for the 2014 elections in Stephens County. As of 11 a.m., a number of candidates had already qualified. Michelle Grafton has qualified to run for Post One on the Stephens County Commission.  That is the post that previously belonged to the late Harold Andrews. Meanwhile, Stanley London has qualified to...

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Herschel Walker Finds Talent in Toccoa

March 3, 2014

Herschel Walker seeks out talent in Toccoa. The former Heisman Trophy winner and University of Georgia football star brought his talent show, “Herschel’s Raw Talent” to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa on Saturday. About 80 people of all ages came out to make their three-minute video and try to win the contest. Walker...

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Candidate Qualifying Starts Today

March 3, 2014

Qualifying starts this morning for the 2014 general primary election in Stephens County. Registrar Theresa Kelley said that candidates for races such as Stephens County Commission and Stephens County Board of Education can qualify to run for office beginning at 9 a.m. today at her office in the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in Toccoa. “If you want...

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SCMS Marks Black History Month

March 3, 2014

The Stephens County School System wraps up its celebration of Black History Month. Friday, Stephens County Middle School held its annual Black History Month Program. The theme of the program was “Looking Back to Move Forward.” As part of the program, the students saw a performance called “One Voice,” a one-man show by Jeremiah...

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