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Jake McNiece Passes Away at 93

January 22, 2013

Numerous published reports indicate that Jake McNiece, who trained at Camp Toccoa and later was a member of the “Filthy Thirteen,” the group off of which the “Dirty Dozen” movie was based, passed away this week. Those reports indicate that McNiece died at the age of 93 at the home of his son. Funeral...

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Toccoa City Commission, Stephens County Commission Meeting Today

January 22, 2013

Two local boards will meet today for regularly scheduled meetings. First, the Stephens County Commission will meet today at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin with a work session on agenda items. The business meeting, where commissioners vote on the agenda items,...

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Liberty Elementary Highlighted At Last Week’s BOE Meeting

January 22, 2013

The Stephens County School System is putting the spotlight on its schools during Board of Education meetings. At last week’s Board of Education meeting, the Board received a presentation from Liberty Elementary School on a number of things going on at the school. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said this is something the...

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Hart Co. Sheriff’s Office Offering Reward in Robbery

January 22, 2013

The Hart County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two men responsible for an armed robbery at a convenience store last month. It happened the night of December 17th at the Max Saver convenience store on U.S. 29/Anderson Highway. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says that...

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SCHS Implementing New Security Measures

January 21, 2013

Stephens County High School is implementing new security measures. High School officials said that beginning Tuesday, the entrance gate to Stephens County High School off of White Pine Road will be open for parent drop-off and pick-up until 8 a.m. and after 2 p.m. However, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.,...

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MLK Events Set for Today in Toccoa

January 21, 2013

Two events in Toccoa will wrap up the 23rd annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. First, the Interfaith Service will take place at Trinity CME Church on Franklin Street in downtown Toccoa. It will start at noon. Black Christian Men Association Vice-President and Commemoration Coordinator Willie Woodruff said...

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Leap for Literacy Set for Feb. 16 in Toccoa

January 21, 2013

An annual frigid fundraiser to benefit two local organizations will take place again next month. The 7th annual Leap for Literacy will take place on February 16 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. Family Connection and Communities in Schools Executive Director Toni Childress said that on that day, people can raise money...

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Police Blotter

January 21, 2013

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded recently to a reported theft from a vehicle on Scenic Drive. According to the report on file, the woman told a deputy that $150 and a pearl necklace worth $500 were taken from her vehicle between the afternoon of January 14 and the afternoon of January 16. Meanwhile,...

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MLK Events Continue This Weekend

January 18, 2013

Events marking the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day continue this weekend in Stephens County. The 23rd annual celebration of Dr. King’s birthday began with events last week in Stephens County. Those events included an art competition, a talent and fashion show, and an oratorical/essay competition. This weekend, there are two public...

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MLK Holiday Schedule Announced

January 18, 2013

Local governments are announcing their schedules for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. Meanwhile in the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recyclables scheduled to be picked up on Monday, January 21...

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