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LPN Program Moving to Currahee Campus

February 15, 2013

The Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College will serve as the new home for the school’s Practical Nursing program. According to the announcement, the Practical Nursing Program will make the move from the Clarkesville campus in order to take advantage of additional classroom space on the way to the Currahee Campus with the...

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Leap for Literacy Set For Saturday

February 15, 2013

The weather forecast is clear … but cold and windy for Saturday’s annual Leap for Literacy. The 7th annual Leap for Literacy will take place on Saturday at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. People can still make the decision to jump into the cold waters of Lake Louise Saturday afternoon. Family Connection...

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Stephens Co. Relay For Life Moving to Downtown Toccoa

February 14, 2013

Stephens County’s Relay for Life is moving downtown this year. Organizers have announced that this year’s Relay for Life in Stephens County will move from Stephens County High School to downtown Toccoa. Local American Cancer Society Community Manager Tracey Long said that they feel this will be a positive change for the Relay. “We...

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Stephens County Receiving Lower ISO Rating

February 14, 2013

Stephens County is seeing a drop in its ISO rating. On Tuesday, Stephens County Volunteer Fire Chief Stacy Pulliam told county commissioners that the county’s ISO rating in many areas of unincorporated Stephens County is dropping from a 6 to a 5. According to Pulliam, that “5” rating applies if a residence is both...

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Stephens Co. Commission Talks SPLOST

February 14, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners begin talking about SPLOST Six. The county commission held a work session to talk about the next SPLOST following Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers presented commissioners with a timeline for the upcoming SPLOST. According to that timeline, the SPLOST referendum would go before voters this coming...

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Toccoa Officials Say Recent Retreat Went Well

February 14, 2013

The city of Toccoa works on planning for the year ahead. Last Friday, the Toccoa City Commission and the city’s department heads met at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa for a retreat to look ahead to 2013. Toccoa Mayor David Austin said the all-day meeting went very well. “First of all,...

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American Legion Donates Flag To Schaefer Center

February 14, 2013
American Legion Donates Flag To Schaefer Center

A local organization makes a donation to the Schaefer Center. Monday, Toccoa’s Post 104 of the American Legion officially presented a donation of an American flag to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Post 104 Commander Alan Woodie said that a number of the Legion’s members attended the re-opening of the Schaefer Center in...

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SCSO Cites Three For Selling Alcohol To a Minor

February 14, 2013

Three convenience store clerks in Stephens County are facing a citation for selling alcohol to a minor after a recent undercover operation. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office and the N.C.I.S. Drug Team recently conducted the operation in an attempt to curb alcohol sales to minors in Stephens County. Shirley said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Landfill Closure Change Order

February 13, 2013

Stephens County will spend up to an additional $137,000 dollars on the final phase of landfill closure at the county landfill. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a change order with Fort Lamar Services, LLC up to an amount of just under $137,100 to provide for additional costs associated with Phase III...

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Stephens Co. Commission Approves Fees for Body Art Establishments

February 13, 2013

New permitting and inspection fees are on the way for body art establishments in Stephens County. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a series of permitting and inspection fees for body art establishments and operators in the county. The Stephens County Board of Health requested the new fees. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley...

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