EPD Explains Next Steps In Wilbros Situation

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division said that its 2014 administrative order is now in full effect against the Wilbros facility in Toccoa. Last week, Wilbros withdrew its appeal in Fulton County Superior Court of the EPD administrative order and the ruling by a state administrative law judge upholding that order. As a result, Wilbros has lost its EPD permits for […]

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Toccoa Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Toccoa Police are investigating an armed robbery in the city limits earlier this week. According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, it happened just before 11 p.m. on Monday at the Quik Mart convenience store at the intersection of Highways 106 and 145. Jarrell said the clerk called 911 to report an armed robbery. The chief said that once police […]

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Smart Phones Stolen From Local Store

The Toccoa Police Department is investigating the theft of numerous cell phones from a Toccoa store. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it happened back on April 16 at about 12:30 a.m. at the AT&T store on Skyview Lane. Jarrell said police responded to an alarm that was going off and when they got there, found that a burglary had […]

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USFS Conducting Controlled Burn Today

The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a burn in the Stephens County area today. Forest Service officials said that the controlled burn will take place off of Lee Mountain Road today. Lee Mountain Road is a Forest Service Road off of Georgia Highway 184. According to the Forest Service, smoke will be visible in the area due to this controlled […]

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Job Fair In Habersham Co. Today

The Georgia Department of Labor is sponsoring a resource and career expo today for veterans and other job seekers in the Habersham County area. Today’s expo will be held in the Cornelia United Methodist Church on Wyly Street in Cornelia from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. It is designed to assist with the employment needs of active, retired, and reserve […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Votes To Close Eastanollee Elementary

Eastanollee Elementary School will close at the end of the school year. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to close Eastanollee Elementary and re-structure Grades Pre-K through Five beginning next school year. Stephens County Board of Education Chairman Tony Crunkleton said that this has been an incredibly difficult decision. “It has been hard on all of us,” […]

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Dorsey Under Contract Until 2018 After School Board Approves Extension

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey receives a new three-year contract. Following an executive session at Tuesday’s meeting, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to authorize a new three-year contract for Dorsey that would run through April 2018. Board of Education Chair Tony Crunkleton said there were two reasons he felt a new contract was needed, one year […]

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Stephens Co. School Calendar Approved

The 2015-2016 school year in Stephens County will start for students on August 14. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved next year’s school calendar by a vote of 6 to 1. Jim Bellamy was the lone school board member to vote against the calendar. He said that while he supports the calendar approved, he would have liked to have seen […]

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