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Collins Holding Mobile Office Hours This Week

June 10, 2013
Collins Holding Mobile Office Hours This Week

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will have constituent service representatives from his office in a number of northeast Georgia counties this week for mobile office hours. Collins’ office staffers will have hours this week in Rabun, Madison, Towns, and Elbert counties this week. First, Collins’ staff will be at the Danielsville City Hall...

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Victoria Bryant State Park Opens Archery Range

June 10, 2013

An area state park is offering a new feature. Victoria Bryant State Park near Royston and Franklin Springs recently opened a new archery range. The park features two ranges. One is a static range with targets 10 to 40 yards in distance. The second range is a 3-D range with 20 realistic targets at...

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Charges Pending After Shots Fired on Almond St. in Toccoa

June 7, 2013

Charges are pending against a Toccoa man after he allegedly fired at a vehicle Thursday in the city limits. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it started just after noon Thursday when officers responded to Almond Street to a report of shots being fired. “Upon our arrival, the first officer on scene made contact...

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Carl Vinson Institute Declines to Help Stephens Co. Draft Land Use Proposal

June 7, 2013

Stephens County will not receive any more help on developing a land use plan proposal from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the institute notified her recently that it would not enter into a contract with Stephens County to provide professional assistance on...

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Stephens Co. Jurors Must Report Monday

June 7, 2013

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Thursday that jurors in Stephens County who received a summons for jury duty on Monday (June 10) need to report as scheduled at 8:45 a.m.

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SPLOST VI Meeting Set For Monday

June 7, 2013

Officials from Stephens County and its municipalities will start off next week with the latest in a series of meetings to discuss SPLOST VI. The third in a series of meetings to discuss SPLOST VI will take place Monday at 9 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown...

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Forest Service Calls On People to “Get Outdoors” on Saturday

June 7, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service is encouraging people to get outdoors on Saturday. Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day and as part of that, the Forest Service will offer a “fee-free” day on Saturday. The Forest Service says most day-use recreation areas in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests that are open for the season and operated...

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Police Blotter

June 7, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Oak Valley Road last week in reference to a reported burglary. According to a report on file, a deputy responded on May 30 where a resident stated that $3,435 worth of items were taken from a home. The report does not list specifically what was taken. The...

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Stephens Co. BOE Beginning Process for Selecting Steele’s Replacement

June 6, 2013
Stephens Co. BOE Beginning Process for Selecting Steele’s Replacement

The Stephens County Board of Education is beginning to search for a new board member to replace outgoing member and Chairman Jerry Steele. Steele announced last week that he would resign from the Board of Education effective at the end of this month. He said his resignation is to avoid any appearance of a...

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Search Warrant Leads to Two Arrests

June 6, 2013

Two people face charges after authorities in Toccoa serve a search warrant. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, multiple agencies worked together in serving the search warrant last week based off of an investigation by area authorities. “On Wednesday, May 29th, the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Team, the Toccoa Police Department, and the...

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