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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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Toccoa Commission Meeting on Budget Today

April 16, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will spend today taking a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget with city staff. The commission is holding a budget work session starting at 9 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City Manager Billy Morse said the work session is expected to last for much of the day. “We will...

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Toccoa Announces Poster Contest Winners

April 16, 2014
Toccoa Announces Poster Contest Winners

The city of Toccoa announces the winners of this year’s Georgia Cities Week Poster Contest. Winners were recognized at Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting. A number of second graders from Liberty Elementary School and Big A Elementary School participated in the contest. The students were asked to draw a poster showing services that the...

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Tues. Indian Baseball Game Now Set for Thursday

April 16, 2014

Wet weather Tuesday morning again postpones Stephens County Indian baseball. The Indians’ baseball game at Monroe Area High School that was postponed both Monday and Tuesday will now take place on Thursday. First pitch on Thursday from Monroe Area High School is set for 5:55 p.m. Air time is set for 5:45 p.m. on...

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Police Blotter

April 16, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of two individuals on drug charges. According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to a location on Pinetree Road on April 8 to serve a warrant. Deputies reported that when they arrived, they found some individuals were in possession of controlled substances. The...

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Toccoa Commissioners Approve Bids to Build New Pool

April 15, 2014
Toccoa Commissioners Approve Bids to Build New Pool

A new Doyle Street Pool should be ready in Toccoa by later this summer. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the construction of the pool itself and the construction of the accompanying pool building. Sunbelt Pools of Atlanta will build the pool at a bid price of $460,000. “We had no bids...

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Stephens Co. BOE To Vote on New Superintendent Today

April 15, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote to officially name former Gilmer County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey as the next Superintendent of Stephens County Schools at its meeting later today. The Stephens County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize...

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Toccoa Fire Dept. Responds to Monday House Fire

April 15, 2014

Nobody was hurt in a house fire in Toccoa Monday afternoon. Crews from the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Busha Street between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Monday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that the interior of the home suffered heavy damage as a result of the blaze. Ayers said...

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