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Toccoa City Commission Expected to Approve Budget Today

May 20, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to take a final vote on the city’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget at their meeting today (May 20). Commissioners held a first reading of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at their last meeting on May 6. The proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget presented two weeks ago totals just over...

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Relay for Life Comes to Downtown Toccoa

May 20, 2013
Relay for Life Comes to Downtown Toccoa

The fight against cancer comes to downtown Toccoa. The 20th annual Stephens County Relay for Life took place Friday night in downtown Toccoa. This was the first time the Relay had made its home in downtown, moving from its previous location at Stephens County High School. American Cancer Society Stephens County Community Manager Tracey...

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Franklin Co. Escaped Prisoner Still On Run

May 20, 2013
Franklin Co. Escaped Prisoner Still On Run

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The search goes on today for an escaped prisoner in Franklin County. Late Friday morning, 20-year-old Keibron Brock managed to climb over the wall and razor wire of the Franklin County Detention Center in Carnesville and disappear. Franklin County authorities, along with canine units from the Department of Natural Resources and other...

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Toccoa Police To Get Intoxilyzer Through Grant

May 20, 2013

The Toccoa Police Department will use grant money to purchase a new piece of equipment. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, the department has received an $8,000 grant through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to purchase a new intoxilyzer for use by the department. Jarrell said the intoxilyzer measures a driver’s blood...

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Cleanup Challenge Going Well, Says KTSCB

May 20, 2013

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful says its annual Cleanup Challenge is going well. The annual competitive cleanup event started in March. KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield updated county commissioners on how things have been going at last week’s meeting. Scofield said they have had a great response again to the event. “In April, I reported...

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Totals Are in for “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

May 20, 2013

The totals are in for this year’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive in Stephens County. Stephens County Food Bank President Al Vulcano said more than 11,700 pounds of food was collected by letter carriers in Stephens County through the May 11 drive for the food bank. That is more than the 10,500 pounds of...

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Christ Fellowship Church Holds Chamber Ribbon Cutting

May 20, 2013
Christ Fellowship Church Holds Chamber Ribbon Cutting

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Christ Fellowship Church in Toccoa. Tim Miller is the Administrative and Teaching Pastor at Christ Fellowship. He said the church welcomes the community to visit its facility on Big A Road. “This facility is five years old,” said Miller. “The church actually...

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Stephens Co. BOE Reviews Tentative FY 2014 Budget

May 17, 2013

The Stephens County Board of Education receives a tentative Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget. School staff presented a tentative $31.9 million budget to the Board Thursday at a work session for review. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that the tentative budget assumes that there will not be any furlough days instituted in the...

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Stephens Co. Schools Honor Retirees

May 17, 2013
Stephens Co. Schools Honor Retirees

The Stephens County School System honors its retiring employees. The system held a reception Thursday at Stephens County High School for this year’s retirees. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said they are just a fantastic group of individuals. “We hate to see them go,” said Whiten. “One thing they all talked about was...

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Stephens Co. Hosting Relay for Life Tonight

May 17, 2013

Stephens County will gather tonight to join in the fight against cancer. The 20th annual Stephens County Relay for Life takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa. Local Relay Co-Chair Jerry Snell said organizers are excited to bring the annual event into downtown Toccoa for the first time. “Other communities have done that and it...

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