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Stephens Co. BOE Abolishes Crossroads, Adds More Calendar Reduction Days to Staff

January 21, 2015

The ongoing financial crisis within the Stephens County School System is costing the school system the Crossroads program and costing all staff more calendar and work reduction days. Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to both abolish the Crossroads program and eliminate all certified and classified staff positions associated with the program,...

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Stephens Co. Hospital FY 14 Audit Shows Positive Bottom Line

January 21, 2015

Stephens County Hospital receives good financial news in its Fiscal Year 2014 audit. The audit results were presented at Monday’s regular Hospital Authority meeting. Administrator Ed Gambrell said that Stephens County Hospital received a clean audit opinion, which is the opinion one wants to receive. Furthermore, the audit shows that the hospital had a...

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Toccoa Dedicates Downtown Historic Plaque

January 21, 2015
Toccoa Dedicates Downtown Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa dedicates another historic building plaque downtown. Earlier this month, city officials and others gathered at 12 Doyle Street to dedicate the fourth of ten historic plaques for the 2014-2015 series. The building has been home to a variety of drug stores, as well as several clothing stores and service businesses, along...

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GSP Releases Info on Weekend Accident on Hwy. 328

January 21, 2015

One person appears to escape serious injury after a weekend accident in Stephens County. The one-vehicle accident happened Saturday afternoon just after 1:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of Georgia Highway 328, or Gumlog Road. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 1989 Ford Taurus driven by 20-year-old Brandon Gage...

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Authorities ID Woman Killed By Train Friday in Stephens Co.

January 20, 2015

Authorities have identified the woman killed when she was hit by a train on Friday night in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley has identified the victim as 36-year-old Olympia Fleming of East Whitman Street in Toccoa. The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday. Shirley said Stephens County 911 contacted the Sheriff’s...

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Toccoa Marks MLK Day

January 20, 2015
Toccoa Marks MLK Day

Stephens County marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Monday, activities honoring Dr. King concluded with the annual Interfaith Service at Trinity C.M.E. Church, followed by the march from the church to Toccoa City Hall. At Toccoa City Hall, the winner of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest read their winning...

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Tax Filing Season Starts Today

January 20, 2015

Tax filing season officially starts today. The Internal Revenue Service said it will begin accepting returns filed electronically or otherwise today. In addition, the IRS said “Free File” is now available for taxpayers on the agency’s website, www.irs.gov. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said “Free File” is an available electronic filing option for those who...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

January 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly business meeting later today. Today’s school board meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road, in the Tugaloo Building. During today’s scheduled meeting, the Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to select its...

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SFB Officially Becomes Oconee Federal

January 20, 2015
SFB Officially Becomes Oconee Federal

A local bank starts its week with a new name. Over the weekend, Stephens Federal Bank officially changed its name to Oconee Federal Savings and Loan and the system integration between the two banks took place over the weekend. This completes the merger of the two banks that was announced last year and finalized...

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Wilkinson To Chair State Senate Ag Committee

January 20, 2015
Wilkinson To Chair State Senate Ag Committee

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will once again serve as chair of the State Senate’s Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee for the 2015-2016 legislative term. The State Senate’s Committee on Assignments recently announced that Wilkinson would continue in the role of chair for that committee. He has served as the Agriculture and Consumer...

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  • January 13, 2015CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) training class
  • January 13, 2015Free blue ribbons to display in support of local law enforcement
  • January 22, 2015Benefit Fundraiser; Ronald “Peck” Ivester
  • January 31, 2015Fishers of Men Revival Meeting
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