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Liberty Elementary Gets New Principal

July 14, 2014

Liberty Elementary School has a new principal. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved Jana Cheek as the new principal at Liberty Elementary School. Cheek replaces Terri Powers, who recently took a job with the Central Office as Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Stephens County School System. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan...

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Benefit Bike Ride Visits Toccoa

July 14, 2014
Benefit Bike Ride Visits Toccoa

A benefit bike rider raising money for children brings his multi-state journey to Toccoa. David Nazaroff and his “Ride to Give” made its way into Stephens County and downtown Toccoa on Friday, heading towards Gainesville. He said it is all being done to benefit a girl and her family in north Georgia. “We are...

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Toccoa Commission Scheduled To Meet Today

July 14, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. It is the first scheduled meeting of the month for Toccoa City Commissioners. The meeting is open to the public.

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Ga. DNR Urges Patience In Dealing With Canada Geese

July 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Canada Goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland, rural reservoirs, suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. But that proximity to people sometimes leads to frustration on the part of property owners, especially in the...

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Toccoa 10-11 Baseball Falls to Smyrna At States

July 13, 2014

The Toccoa 10 and 11 year old baseball All-Stars lost Sunday to Smyrna in the second game of pool play action at the state tournament in Cartersville. Smyrna plated eight runs in the fourth inning to defeat Toccoa 10-0 in four innings. Smyrna pitching held Toccoa to just three hits in the game by...

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Stephens Co. BOE Hears From Public on Mill Rate Hike Proposalf

July 11, 2014

Don’t raise taxes to fix the school system’s mistakes. That was the message from multiple people who spoke Thursday at the first of three public hearings on a proposed Stephens County Board of Education millage rate increase. The Board of Education is proposing to raise the millage rate by 1.6 mills, from 18.4 mills...

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Summer Activities Continue in Downtown Toccoa

July 11, 2014

Summer activities continue in downtown Toccoa. Main Street Toccoa has offered both a “Summer Movie Series” on Thursday nights at the Schaefer Center and the “Ida Cox Music Series” on Saturday nights on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa through the months of June and July. On the movies, Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon...

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Police Blotter

July 11, 2014

A Stephens County man says he had some equipment stolen recently. The man filed a report with the Toccoa Police Department on July 7, stating that sometime last week, he had a paint sprayer stolen from one of his employees on Queen Street. The sprayer was estimated at a value of more than $500....

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Habersham Chief Magistrate Named

July 11, 2014

A new chief magistrate has been named in Habersham County. The Northeast Georgian reports that Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judges Chan Caudell and Russell Smith have named 43-year-old Gerald William Johnson of Demorest to the seat. That report states he will replace Chief Magistrate James Butterworth, who is retiring, and fill out Butterworth’s...

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Budget Letters Spark Debate, Questions

July 10, 2014

Letters submitted to the Stephens County Commission by four county constitutional officers during the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process indicate that those constitutional officers would have sought litigation had the county commission cut their budgets any further. Local resident Bryan Dooley questioned county commissioners about the letters at Tuesday’s commission meeting. The letters were...

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