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Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, Gospel Concert Set for Nov. 24

November 15, 2013

An annual Thanksgiving holiday tradition will take place later this month in Toccoa. The men of Friendship will sponsor their annual Sandra Harbin Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for Senior Citizens on Sunday, November 24 at the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street. Randolph Sherman is one of the organizers. He said they are...

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Police Blotter

November 15, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary in Eastanollee earlier this week. According to a report on file with the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a residence on Sweetgum Road on Wednesday. The report indicated that sometime between 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, more than $10,000 in...

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NGTC Board and Chair Recognized

November 15, 2013

A state agency recognizes the North Georgia Technical College board. The Georgia Technical College Directors Association recently recognized North Georgia Tech’s board for maintaining 100 percent board certification at its recently held annual conference. The Technical College Directors’ Association of Georgia was formed in 1991 as an educational nonprofit organization. It is the arm...

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Ga. Insurance Commissioner Reminds Georgians to Make Sure Healthcare.gov “Navigators” are Licensed

November 15, 2013

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning Georgians who will seek assistance in purchasing health insurance through the Healthcare.gov website to verify that they are dealing with an appropriately-licensed individual before sharing any personal information. The Affordable Care Act created “Navigators” and “Certified Application Counselors” who are authorized to help enroll Georgians in health...

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Southern Living Showcase Home Remains Open

November 15, 2013

The Southern Living Showcase Home remains open at the Currahee Club in Stephens County. Builders broke ground back in February and the home was completed a few months ago. Dillard-Jones Builders of Greenville, South Carolina built home that overlooks the 17th hole on the Currahee Club golf course, a par-3 that requires golfers to...

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Eastanollee Elementary Named State “Reward School”

November 14, 2013

A Stephens County school receives recognition from the state. This week, the Georgia Department of Education announced that Eastanollee Elementary School was a “Reward School” in the state. Eastanollee Elementary was recognized as a “highest-performing” school. The state said a “highest-performing” school is a Title I school among the five percent of Title I...

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Hwy. 123 Beautification Efforts Still Going Strong

November 14, 2013

Progress is continuing on efforts to clean the Highway 123 corridor in Stephens County. Organizers are calling the effort the Currahee Beautification Project and officials with the city of Toccoa and Stephens County say the project has a lot of momentum. Toccoa Planning and Main Street Director Connie Tabor said that Acree Oil has...

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City Moves Forward with Water Line Re-location

November 14, 2013

The city is moving forward with the relocation of a waterline along Falls Road. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved Dodd Construction’s bid for relocating a water line along Falls Road at Rock Quarry Road. Dodd’s bid came at $53,000, while the other bid from a Gainesville company called Summit Underground Companies came...

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Funeral Today for Franklin Co. Teen Killed in Saturday Wreck

November 14, 2013

Funeral services are set for today for a teenager killed last weekend in an accident in Franklin County. 17-year-old Matthew Walters will be laid to rest today. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at TomsCreekBaptistChurch. Walters passed away after a one-vehicle accident Saturday on State Route 63. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said...

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NGTC Selects EAGLE Winner

November 14, 2013

North Georgia Technical College selects its EAGLE winner for 2014. The school announced this week that Gabrielle Kitchens of Rabun County has been selected as  North Georgia Tech’s Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education, or EAGLE, winner for 2014. North Georgia Tech selected Kitchens out of a group of six finalists, including Toccoa’s Timika...

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