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Beam Setting Delayed Until Today At Site of New SR 17 Bridge

August 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that crews did not begin setting 20 more beams for the new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line Wednesday. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that a delay occurred Wednesday because of a scheduling problem with the specialized trucks that deliver the beams to the...

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New Toccoa Pool Opening Today

August 7, 2014
New Toccoa Pool Opening Today

After months of planning and work, the new Toccoa city pool on Doyle Street opens today. Toccoa will officially unveil its new pool and bathhouse to the public today. It is located at the site of the old pool on Doyle Street. Toccoa Main Street and Community Development Director Connie Tabor said the public...

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Humane Shelter At Capacity; Needs Donations, Volunteers

August 7, 2014

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter says it is having a hard time handling a crowded situation at the shelter. Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said the shelter, as of earlier this week, was housing 235 animals. Roberts said the shelter is dealing with many more animals then it did at this time a year ago....

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

August 7, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Wednesday that jury duty in Stephens County scheduled for Monday, August 11 has been cancelled for the week. Jurors do not need to report.

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Pre-planning Underway in Stephens Co. Schools

August 7, 2014

A new school year inches ever closer for students in Stephens County. That new year is already underway for teachers, who started pre-planning on Tuesday. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said they are excited to have staff back and start the process of getting a new school year underway. “We are ready to...

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Crunkleton, Ledford Respond to Recall Petition Applications

August 6, 2014

Stephens County Board of Education members Jim Ledford and Tony Crunkleton are responding to news that applications for recall petitions were requested regarding their seats on the school board. Both men spoke Tuesday. “I hate that the situation with the Stephens County school budget has come to this,” said Crunkleton. “I have always done...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Tentative FY 15 Budget

August 6, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a tentative Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The board unanimously approved a tentative budget at a called meeting Tuesday morning. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said this is just the first stage in getting a final budget in place for the fiscal year that is already underway....

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Back to Normal After Monday Water Line Break on Big A Rd.

August 6, 2014

Everything is back to normal after a water line break Monday morning on Big A Road in Toccoa. Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, the city of Toccoa and Georgia Environmental Protection Division lifted a boil water advisory connected to that line break that had been affecting 14 customers. The city says of those 14...

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Food Distribution Today at Martin Baptist Church

August 6, 2014

A food distribution is taking place later today in Martin. In partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Martin Baptist Church is distributing free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church’s gymnasium. Organizers said the participant’s signature...

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Early AM Fire on Currahee St. in Toccoa Under Investigation

August 5, 2014

Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said a fire Tuesday morning on Currahee Street in downtown Toccoa is being considered suspicious in nature. The fire occurred at a vacant building on Currahee Street, near the intersection with Broad Street, during the early morning hours on Tuesday. Ayers said the building that caught on fire was...

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