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Concrete Pouring Happening for New SR 17 Bridge Today, Monday

October 24, 2014

The new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line will start taking another step forward over the next few days if the weather cooperates. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that if the weather permits, crews will start pouring concrete for the new northbound State Route 17 bridge today. Pope...

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Early Voting Available in Stephens Co. on Saturday

October 24, 2014

Early voting is continuing in Stephens County for the November election. It started back on October 13. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said so far, it is going well. “It has been really steady,” said Kelley. “We have been doing 100 or so people a day. We are, at this point in time, almost...

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Martin Fall Festival Set For Saturday

October 24, 2014

An annual Fall tradition returns to downtown Martin this weekend. Saturday is the 22nd annual Martin Fall Festival. The Martin Woman’s Club is sponsoring the festival again this year. Mary Camp with the Martin Woman’s Club said organizers are looking forward to a great day with a lot of activities. “We will have a...

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repairs Complete, Road Re-Open

October 24, 2014

Work to repair a Hart County highway damaged by a sinkhole this past Spring is complete. The Georgia Department of Transportation finished work on the State Route 51 sinkhole Thursday and the road re-opened to traffic Thursday afternoon. Crews have been working to repair this sinkhole since May. The sinkhole opened up on State...

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NGTC Announces Tools Scholarships

October 24, 2014

A Toccoa student at North Georgia Technical College is one of two to recently receive a scholarship for tools. James Burns of Toccoa, an Automotive Technology student, recently received a gift certificate from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region to be used for equipment in his chosen future profession. Burns and the other winner,...

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Water Work Near Hwy. 328 Related to Hwy. 17 Project POSTPONED

October 23, 2014

Water-line related work related to the Highway 17 construction project in Stephens County near State Route 328 in the Martin and Avalon area will not take place today. That is according to GDOT Spokesperson Teri Pope. There is no word on when the work will be re-scheduled for.

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SCSO Gets Traffic Safety Award from GOHS

October 23, 2014
SCSO Gets Traffic Safety Award from GOHS

A state agency recognizes the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office for its traffic enforcement efforts. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently recognized the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office as the Agency of the Year for the Northeast Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network. The Northeast Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network covers about 14 counties in the northeast...

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EPD v. Wilbros Case Still in Admin Law Court

October 23, 2014

Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck said that the parties involved in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s case against Wilbros are waiting for a judge to schedule another round of oral arguments. Ranck said that both sides submitted proposed orders to the administrative law judge hearing the case earlier this week. Administrative Law Judge Ronit...

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Search Ongoing for New Chamber President

October 23, 2014

The search continues for a new President for the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Board met on Tuesday morning. However, Chamber Board Chair Greg Roach said that no action was taken regarding filling the President’s position. Roach said the Chamber’s goal is still to have a new Chamber President in place by...

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Long-Time Toccoa Police Officer To Be Laid To Rest Today

October 23, 2014

Funeral services for long time Toccoa Police Officer Curtis Scott are scheduled for later today. Services for Scott will begin at 2 p.m. today from Mt. Zion Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Toccoa City Cemetery. Scott passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. He worked for the Toccoa Police...

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  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amFall Festival! 22nd Annual Martin Fall Festival
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amA Big Book Bonanza
  • October 30, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
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