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Stephens Co. School System Receives Technology Grant

October 29, 2014

Stephens County is one more than 100 school systems to receive grant money to help with technology improvements. In all, $36.7 million in grants are being awarded through a program called “Connections for Classrooms.” That is a collaborative funding effort between the Georgia Department of Education, Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, and the One...

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Toccoa To Use LMIG Money For Sidewalk Project

October 28, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make a decision on what to do with money coming from the state for street-related projects. On Monday, city commissioners voted unanimously to spend the city’s 2015 LMIG money towards construction of a sidewalk on Big A Road from Rose Lane to the entrance of Wal-Mart. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance...

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KTSCB Receives Grant for Community Orchard

October 28, 2014

Grant money is headed to Toccoa to help start a community orchard. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful said that it has received a $1,500 grant from the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation’s Community Orchard Project. The grant is to plant an orchard in the city. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said the grant...

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Toccoa Costume Parade Friday

October 28, 2014

Toccoa is preparing for the annual downtown Halloween Costume Parade. This year’s Halloween Costume Parade is Friday morning and it marks the 24th year that the Toccoa Main Street program is hosting the parade. Preschool age children between the ages of two and five are invited to attend and Main Street Toccoa says that...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

October 28, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The county commission will begin its meeting with a work session to discuss items that are on the agenda for today’s...

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Joint City-County Meeting This Morning

October 28, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners and Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to get together for a joint city-county meeting this morning. That meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Among the items on the agenda is discussion of inmate housing agreement. At their meeting earlier this month while discussing an issue...

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NGTC Hands Out Annual Alumni Awards

October 28, 2014

North Georgia Technical College hands out its annual alumni awards. The school did so at its annual Homecoming events earlier this month. First, Clarkesville resident and retired North Georgia Technical College President Jim Marlowe was officially inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame by former President Dr. Judy Hulsey. The Hall of Fame Award...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

October 27, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners have a busy day in store later today. First, city commissioners will meet for a work session at 4 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the work session, the city commission is scheduled to continue discussions of the city’s LMIG roadway project. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant and...

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Sept. Unemployment Figures Out for Stephens Co.

October 27, 2014

Unemployment drops in Stephens County in September. The Georgia Department of Labor released preliminary September unemployment figures last week. Those figures show a 6.7 percent preliminary unemployment rate for Stephens County last month. That is down from both August’s revised unemployment rate of 7.7 percent and September 2013′s revised unemployment rate of 7.5 percent....

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Toys for Tots Getting Started Again in NE Ga.

October 27, 2014

With the holiday season inching closer, the Toys for Tots program is again gearing up in northeast Georgia. “Toys for Tots” is a program of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve that collects and distributes toys to children and families in need each holiday season. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots Coordinator...

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