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Authorities Arrest Three in “Wake-up Call”

March 26, 2013
Authorities Arrest Three in “Wake-up Call”

Local authorities say they hope a recent operation will serve as a wake-up call to those in the drug business. Last Thursday, agents from the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Team, the Toccoa Police Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and State...

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Toccoa Police Announce Other Drug Arrests

March 26, 2013

Meanwhile, the Toccoa Police Department is announcing a series of other drug arrests in recent weeks. The Toccoa Police Department reports that six different people were arrested for various misdemeanor and felony drug charges in recent weeks. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that he is proud of the work his officers are doing...

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Stephens Co. Recognizes Teachers of the Year

March 26, 2013
Stephens Co. Recognizes Teachers of the Year

The Stephens County School System recognizes its teachers of the year. The school system held its annual “Teacher of the Year” luncheon at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College on Monday. The banquet gives the school system a chance to honor each of the six school-level Teachers of the Year...

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Toccoa City Commission Opens Bids

March 26, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners open a number of bids during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. First, commissioners received two bids for the replacement of natural gas facilities for the Highway 17 widening project from Scott Road to Memorial Drive. This is the northern end of the project. A bid from Harrison Gas Systems of...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

March 25, 2013

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. The city commission will meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the city is expected to open bids for the replacement of natural gas facilities for the Highway 17 widening project from Scott Road to Memorial Drive. This...

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SCMS Does Well on 8th Grade Writing Assessment

March 25, 2013

Stephens County Middle School is reporting continued improvement on the 8th Grade Writing assessment. According to numbers released by the Stephens County School System, 90.7 percent of 8th graders met or exceeded standards on the annual writing assessment. That is up from 88 percent in 2012. In 2011, that figure was 89 percent and...

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Stephens Co. Schools Receive Honorable Mention in ‘Green Ribbon’ Program

March 25, 2013

The Stephens County School System receives an honorable mention award from the state of Georgia for its efforts in energy efficiency. The state named the Stephens County School System as the Honorable Mention Small District for the state’s Green Ribbon School District program. Stephens County is one of two districts to receive honorable mention....

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Corps Upgrades Website

March 25, 2013

The next time you go on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Web site, you may see some improvements. The Corps recently announced a nationwide upgrade to all of its regional Web sites in order to make them more user friendly. Russ Wicke is the Corporate Communications Officer for the Savannah District. He said...

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Hartwell Campgrounds Opening April 1

March 25, 2013

The Lake Hartwell Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open a number of campgrounds next Monday, April 1. According to an announcement from the Corps of Engineers, Watsadler Campground in Hart County, Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina, and Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina will all open...

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Hartwell Campgrounds Opening April 1

March 25, 2013

The Lake Hartwell Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open a number of campgrounds next Monday, April 1. According to an announcement from the Corps of Engineers, Watsadler Campground in Hart County, Twin Lakes Campground in Pickens County, South Carolina, and Springfield Campground in Anderson County, South Carolina will all open...

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