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Stephens Co. Sheriff Offers School Safety Reminders

August 8, 2014

With school starting for students on Monday, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to be ready for more traffic and school buses on the road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people need to remember to be vigilant on the roads and expect the unexpected. Shirley said he will have extra deputies...

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Bond Hearing for Man Seeking New Trial on Murder Charges Re-scheduled

August 8, 2014

A hearing to decide if a man convicted of murder in Stephens County in 2012 will get bond while courts determine whether he gets a new trial will now take place later this month. The hearing regarding the case of Steve A. Sims. Jr., of Toccoa was scheduled for Thursday, but was delayed. Sims,...

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Ida Cox Music Series Wraps Up Saturday

August 8, 2014

The Ida Cox Music Series wraps up Saturday in downtown Toccoa with its final concert of the summer. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said Still Cruzin’ is the featured band for Saturday’s final Ida Cox concert. “They are a beach band,” said Crosby. “Everybody is real excited. A lot of people in...

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Back to School Event Saturday

August 8, 2014

A local church is hosting a back-to-school event for children this weekend. Tom’s Creek Baptist Church on State Route 145 in Martin is holding a “Back to School Bash” on Saturday, August 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Organizers say they will be giving out supplies for school age children. There will also...

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Applications for Recall Petitions Against Crunkleton, Ledford Withdrawn

August 7, 2014

One of the organizers of a recall effort against two Stephens County Board of Education members says they are ending their push. Ed Mills announced Wednesday afternoon that they were immediately withdrawing their applications for recall petitions against both Tony Crunkleton and Jim Ledford. Mills had picked up the applications from the Stephens County...

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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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