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Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign Starting

August 1, 2014

The annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign starts up today. In partnership with the Lake Hartwell Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the 34th annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign from today through September 20. During the cleanup campaign, the Corps says volunteers like scout groups, civic clubs, subdivision residents, businesses, families and...

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State School Superintendent Recount Complete; No Change to Stephens Total

August 1, 2014

Richard Woods remains the winner in the Republican run-off for Georgia State School Superintendent following a recount. The recount that took place Thursday across Georgia showed that Woods defeated Mike Buck still by about 700 votes The AJC reports that Buck gained just one vote in the recount from the original vote count on...

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Ga. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

August 1, 2014

Georgia shoppers will get a break on some sales tax this weekend as children get ready to head back to school. The annual Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday in Georgia is today and Saturday. During the sales tax holiday, shoppers get a break on paying sales tax on school supplies bought for non-commercial use as...

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Police Blotter

August 1, 2014

The Toccoa Police Department responded to Stancil Drive on Monday in reference to a reported theft. A man told police that he had been on vacation the previous week and noticed upon returning that the battery and battery box on his RV had been stolen. The report states that the RV was parked in...

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Bailey Retiring as T-SC Chamber President

July 31, 2014

Stephens County is starting the search for a new Chamber of Commerce President. Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber President Wendi Bailey announced this week that she is retiring from the position. Bailey said it has been a great career at the Chamber. But she said it is time for a new chapter. “We have done a...

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Ga. First Lady Visits Toccoa

July 31, 2014
Ga. First Lady Visits Toccoa

Georgia’s First Lady stops in Toccoa. Sandra Deal paid a visit Wednesday to the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Deal’s visit was part of promoting the Summer Food Service Program in Georgia. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the state. It makes sure children in Georgia...

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Recount Today in State School Superintendent Republican Primary Run-off

July 31, 2014

Stephens County will join the rest of Georgia in conducting a recount in the votes in the Republican primary run-off for State School Superintendent. That recount must be complete statewide by noon today and Stephens County plans to do theirs this morning, according to Registrar Theresa Kelley. Initial results from the July 22 run-off...

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Collins Speaks on Obama Lawsuit Vote

July 31, 2014

Ninth District U.S. Representative Doug Collins comments on his vote to authorize the House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama. Collins voted in favor of the resolution, which passed the House Wednesday. It gives the House the authority to initiate a lawsuit based on what it calls President Obama’s repeated changes to and...

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Toccoa Pool To Open August 7

July 30, 2014

The new city pool in Toccoa will open next week. Toccoa officials have announced that the city’s new pool and bathhouse on Doyle Street will open on Thursday, August 7. Mayor Gail Fry said she is excited to see the new pool open to the community. “It is an absolutely beautiful facility of which...

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SCDA Presents Annual Report To City, County

July 30, 2014
SCDA Presents Annual Report To City, County

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin has presented his annual report to Toccoa City and Stephens County Commissioners. Martin appeared before the county commission last week and on Monday, spoke to city commissioners. In his report, Martin said activity from new and existing businesses over the last year resulted in 87 jobs...

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