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Three Arrested, Charged With Obtaining Forged Prescriptions

April 25, 2013

Three South Carolina women face charges in Stephens County, Georgia after a multi-agency investigation. According to authorities, agents from the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, and the Toccoa Police Department opened an investigation last Friday in reference to alleged forged prescriptions at a local pharmacy. Authorities said that as...

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Debris Causes Sewer Spill

April 25, 2013

Officials with the city of Toccoa said Wednesday debris in a sewer line is to blame for a sanitary sewer spill Tuesday. According to the Toccoa Water/Wastewater Department, city of Toccoa personnel were notified at about 6 p.m. Tuesday of a sewer overflow. City officials said the overflow in question was coming from a...

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SCDA Seeking Tax Credits For Vacant Property

April 24, 2013

Stephens County economic development officials hope making an area industrial property eligible for tax credits will help attract a business to locate there. Tuesday, Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin appeared before Stephens County Commissioners to request the commission’s support for an application to the state to make a 5.6-acre property at...

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Two Arrested in Oak Valley Rd. Burglary

April 24, 2013

Two people face charges after an alleged burglary over the weekend in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Saturday night, deputies responded to an Oak Valley Road residence whose owner was out of town. “A family member actually drove by the house and saw that the door was open and turned out...

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KTSCB Marks Earth Day

April 24, 2013
KTSCB Marks Earth Day

Toccoa and Stephens County mark Earth Day with a community service project. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful and a group of volunteers spent Monday morning cleaning up and planting flowers around the wishing well next to the Stephens County Courthouse Annex on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa. That wishing well was built with stones that...

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Stephens Co. Mentors Recognized at Luncheon

April 24, 2013

Family Connections and Communities in Schools of Stephens County is taking time to recognize those who mentor area children. The group held its 5th annual Mentor Appreciation Luncheon last week at the Toccoa First United Methodist Church. Mentor Program Coordinator Glenda Bullard said the luncheon provides an opportunity to thank those who take time...

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Lavonia Woman Honored as EAGLE Finalist

April 24, 2013

The Technical College System of Georgia is recognizing a Franklin County woman as one of the finalists for a statewide award. Kelly Johnson of Lavonia was recently honored as one of 28 finalists in the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, Award. The EAGLE award recognizes the educational achievement and outstanding leadership...

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Toccoa Approves Targeted Rate Hikes

April 23, 2013

Utility bills for city of Toccoa water customers who are not city residents will be going up, as will utility bills for Georgia customers of Toccoa Natural Gas. Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved two rate changes that will take effect with the start of a new fiscal year, which begins on July...

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TCC Approves, Opens Bids

April 23, 2013

The city of Toccoa is also preparing to begin that utility relocation. Monday, the city commission unanimously voted to award a bid to replace natural gas facilities from Scott Road to Memorial Drive to Harrison Gas Systems of Toccoa at a cost of $294,890.20. That was the low bid of two bids submitted for...

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SPLOST VI Discussions Start

April 23, 2013
SPLOST VI Discussions Start

SPLOST VI talks are underway in Stephens County. Officials from Stephens County and the cities of Toccoa, Martin, and Avalon gathered Monday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa for the first joint meeting on SPLOST VI. Those officials received initial projections on SPLOST VI from Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers. Currently,...

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