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Letters Going Out To Those With Unpaid Property Taxes

January 22, 2015

Taxpayers in Stephens County who have not yet paid their 2014 property taxes are getting a letter in the mail reminding them of the bill they have due. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said her office sent out about 2,000 letters to property owners who have still not paid their 2014 property taxes,...

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Fire Near Stephens-Habersham Line Suspected to be Arson

January 22, 2015

Investigators said a fire near the Stephens County-Habersham County line that started late Wednesday night is suspected to be arson. The Hollywood and Camp Creek stations of the Habersham County Fire Department responded to a fire on the 500 block of Black Mountain Road just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Habersham fire officials said they...

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Stephens Co. BOE Names Chair, Vice Chair

January 22, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education sets its Chair and Vice-Chair for the year ahead. Tuesday, the Board of Education selected Tony Crunkleton as the chairman of the school board for 2015. Four board members voted for Crunkleton. They were Jim Bellamy, Jeff Webb, Rodney Moore, Jr., and Jim Ledford. Board member Dr. Elizabeth...

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Wrestling Splits Dual Meets Tuesday

January 22, 2015

Stephens County wrestlers split a road tri-match with Banks County and Seneca, South Carolina. The Indians first defeated Seneca, 67-12. Winning by pin for the Indians were Javon Jones; Jake Murray; Cooper Long; who was filling in for the injured Jay Stowe; Dalton Roberts; Blake Peeples; Jose Cannon; Devin Burns; Logan Loudermilk; Gavin Walker;...

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Stephens Co. BOE Abolishes Crossroads, Adds More Calendar Reduction Days to Staff

January 21, 2015

The ongoing financial crisis within the Stephens County School System is costing the school system the Crossroads program and costing all staff more calendar and work reduction days. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to both abolish the Crossroads program and eliminate all certified and classified staff positions associated with the program,...

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Stephens Co. Hospital FY 14 Audit Shows Positive Bottom Line

January 21, 2015

Stephens County Hospital receives good financial news in its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. The audit results were presented at Monday’s regular Hospital Authority meeting. Administrator Ed Gambrell said that Stephens County Hospital received a clean audit opinion, which is the opinion one wants to receive. Furthermore, the audit shows that the hospital had a...

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SCHS Basketball Swept By Madison Co.

January 21, 2015

Stephens County drops both ends of a region basketball doubleheader. Tuesday, the Indians and Lady Indians traveled to Danielsville to take on Madison County. In the girls’ game, Stephens County led by as much as 13 early in the third period, but Madison County came back and took the lead with less than four...

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Toccoa Dedicates Downtown Historic Plaque

January 21, 2015
Toccoa Dedicates Downtown Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa dedicates another historic building plaque downtown. Earlier this month, city officials and others gathered at 12 Doyle Street to dedicate the fourth of ten historic plaques for the 2014-2015 series. The building has been home to a variety of drug stores, as well as several clothing stores and service businesses, along...

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GSP Releases Info on Weekend Accident on Hwy. 328

January 21, 2015

One person appears to escape serious injury after a weekend accident in Stephens County. The one-vehicle accident happened Saturday afternoon just after 1:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of Georgia Highway 328, or Gumlog Road. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 1989 Ford Taurus driven by 20-year-old Brandon Gage...

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Authorities ID Woman Killed By Train Friday in Stephens Co.

January 20, 2015

Authorities have identified the woman killed when she was hit by a train on Friday night in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley has identified the victim as 36-year-old Olympia Fleming of East Whitman Street in Toccoa. The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday. Shirley said Stephens County 911 contacted the Sheriff’s...

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