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Stephens Co. Commission Expected to Take Budget Vote Today

June 24, 2014

The Stephens County Commission is expected to vote on its Fiscal Year 2015 budget at its meeting later today. County commissioners meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The county is proposing a Fiscal Year 2015 budget that is built on a proposed...

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Corps Using Social Media To Promote Water Safety

June 24, 2014

This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is launching a new water safety campaign using social media. It’s called, the “Wear IT to Win It” campaign. Corps spokesperson Tracy Robillard said it’s a contest to promote the use of life jackets. “We want people to show us their photos of people...

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Still on Schedule, Says DOT

June 24, 2014

For those traveling in Hart County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said progress continues on repairs to State Route 51. The Georgia DOT said utility relocations are almost finished at the State Route 51 sinkhole repair site. DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith said work is going well and remains on schedule for an August...

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Wilkinson Assigned to Study Committee

June 24, 2014

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will serve on the State Senate’s School Discipline Study Committee. Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle appointed Wilkinson to that committee last week. Over the next several months, this study committee will review the type of punishments imposed by various school systems, the time spent in alternative schools by...

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Fire Guts Stephens Co. Industrial Building

June 23, 2014
Fire Guts Stephens Co. Industrial Building

The investigation is getting underway to try to find out what caused a fire that destroyed a Stephens County industrial building on Saturday. The fire took place at Heavywood Furniture on Industrial Boulevard. Carnes Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Jody Marcus said crews responded during the 10 a.m. hour on Saturday. “We initially had reports...

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Man Arrested for Virginia Drive Armed Robbery

June 23, 2014

An Eastanollee man is charged with armed robbery after an incident last month in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started when deputies received a call about a reported armed robbery during the early morning hours of May 25 at a Virginia Drive residence. “The suspect broke into the house and...

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KTSCB Hands Out Cleanup Challenge Awards

June 23, 2014

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful is announcing the winners for this year’s Cleanup Challenge in Stephens County. The annual Great American Cleanup Challenge event took place earlier this year. KTSCB handed out awards to the winners at an event last Thursday in the Stephens County Courthouse Annex in Toccoa. The Lake Harbor Shores team won...

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Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp Celebrates New Location

June 23, 2014
Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp Celebrates New Location

A local personal trainer celebrates his new location. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp to celebrate the opening of its new location on Skyline Drive. James Johnson owns Get Fit Adventure Boot Camp. He said he handles personal training needs. “We (work...

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DOT Announces Weekly Road Work in Stephens, Area Counties

June 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct routine highway maintenance activities in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. In Stephens County, the DOT said a crew will trim the tall grass growing around the guardrail on State Route 17 Alternate. The DOT said the shoulder of the road will be closed as this work...

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Boater Education Course Soon To Be Mandatory

June 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters that beginning on July 1, completion of a boater education course will become mandatory for all vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1998. DNR officials said the new requirement states that any persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any...

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