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Clarkesville Fire Remains Under Investigation

March 7, 2014
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The investigation continues into what caused a fire that heavily damaged businesses on the downtown square in Clarkesville. The fire started late Wednesday night and continued into the early morning hours today. According to the Northeast Georgian, the fire started at Sweet Breads Café on East Water Street and completely destroyed that business. The...

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DOT Holds Open House on SR 184 Bridge Replacement

March 7, 2014
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The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to review and solicit comments regarding a planned bridge replacement project in Stephens County. Thursday, DOT officials held an open house at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The open house was to solicit comments on the planned replacement of the State Route 184/Prather Bridge...

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Three Arrested in Stephens Co. Drug Bust

March 6, 2014
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Three Arrested in Stephens Co. Drug Bust

Three people face charges after law enforcement agencies in two states made what they call a major drug bust in Stephens County last month. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office and the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team joined with the Oconee County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, the...

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Stephens Co. Schools Working 2014-15 Calendar

March 6, 2014
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The Stephens County School System is working on its calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. Right now, the school system has two different calendar options it is looking at. Both of those calendar options call for next school year to start for students on August 11, more than a week earlier than this year’s...

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Stephens Co. Land Use Ordinance Proposal Review Continues

March 6, 2014
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With county commissioners expected to vote on a proposed Stephens County Land Use Ordinance on Tuesday, the public still has time to review the ordinance, ask questions, and offer comments. County staff and/or Land Use Regulation Committee members will be available to review the proposed ordinance with the public tonight from 5 to 7...

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Open House on Stephens Co. Bridge Project Set for Thursday

March 5, 2014
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Georgia Department of Transportation officials will be in Toccoa Thursday for an open house to discuss a planned bridge project in Stephens County. The DOT will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa to discuss the planned replacement of the State Route...

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Bob Stovall Day Declared Today in Martin

March 5, 2014
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Bob Stovall Day Declared Today in Martin

The town of Martin is honoring a long-time city employee. Martin has declared today as Bob Stovall Day in the town. Stovall is the clerk for the town of Martin. Mayor Don Foster said, however, that Stovall handles a lot of other responsibilities. “Bob has been in charge of the water department ever since...

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Interact Kickball Tourney Set for March 15

March 5, 2014
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The Stephens County High School Interact Club is putting together its second annual kickball tournament. This year’s tournament is Saturday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m., at the Stephens County Recreation Department Rose Lane ball fields. The Interact Club is a service club at Stephens County High School sponsored by the Stephens County Rotary...

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Food Giveaways Scheduled for This Week

March 5, 2014
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Two food giveaways are scheduled for this week in Stephens County. First, Martin Baptist Church is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia to distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today. The distribution will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. today in...

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UPDATED: Qualifying Continues in Stephens Co.

March 4, 2014
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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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