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Land Use Committee Meets

November 28, 2012

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee continues to meet. The committee met both Monday and Tuesday at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. On Monday, the committee heard from representatives from Farm Bureau. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the two individuals the committee heard from were not only involved...

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Boyce Named Stephens Co. Teacher of Year

November 28, 2012

The Stephens County School System names a teacher at Stephens County High School its system teacher of the year. Recently, the school system named Kevin Boyce its teacher of the year. Boyce teaches graphic arts at the high school and was also named the high school’s teacher of the year. The school system also...

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Truckers for Kids Set for Dec. 8

November 28, 2012

An annual event to collect toys for area children during the holiday season will take place once again next month. The “Truckers for Kids” toy run is set for Saturday, December 8 in Stephens County. This is the 18th annual toy run to collect toys, clothes, baby items, and more for children and families...

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Chamber Provides Tourism Promotion Update

November 28, 2012

The president of the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce talks tourism promotion with local government leaders. Wendi Bailey appeared before both the Toccoa City Commission and the Stephens County Commission at their respective meetings this week. Bailey talked about the Chamber’s efforts in the area of tourism promotion. The Chamber of Commerce receives hotel...

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Fatal ATV Accident Monday

November 27, 2012

One person was killed in an accident involving an ATV Monday in Stephens County. The Georgia State Patrol says that at around 3:05 p.m. on Cannon Road, Christopher McCury lost control of an ATV in a curve and left the roadway. He then struck a ditch, was ejected, and then hit by the ATV.

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Toccoa City Commission Looks At Occupation Tax Ordinance

November 27, 2012

Toccoa City Commissioners will continue discussions on a proposed updated occupation tax ordinance. At Monday’s meeting, Toccoa City Attorney John Dickerson presented the proposed update to the commission for a first reading. According to city officials, one of the main issues surrounding the ordinance was finding an appropriate way for the city to verify...

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Stephens Co. Coat Drive Underway

November 27, 2012

An annual coat drive to help local children and adults stay warm during the winter months is underway in Stephens County. This is the fourth annual coat drive organized by Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Stephens County, formerly known as Partners for Success. The organization’s Executive Director, Toni Childress, said they are...

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Indicts Six In Home Invasion That Turned Deadly

November 27, 2012

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted multiple people on murder and related charges in connection to an alleged September home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the intruders. The true bill of indictment issued Monday lists six names: Mack Javares Cunningham, of Athens; Qym Dashun Johnson, of Canon; Robert Luther...

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

November 27, 2012

Stephens County Commissioners will meet this morning for a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting is set to start 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 the agenda items. Items on the agenda include an update from Toccoa-Stephens...

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Eastanollee Rd. To Be Closed Today

November 27, 2012

The Stephens County Public Works Department is announcing a partial road closure for later this morning. According to officials, Eastanollee Road in the 700 block will be closed beginning at around 8 a.m. for a culvert change in that area. Flags and signs will be posted. The road will be closed through at least...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • September 15, 2014LeTourneau WABCO Employee Reunion
  • October 1, 2014drive-thru flu clinic
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