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Long Time Toccoa Officer Curtis Scott Passes Away

October 21, 2014

Law enforcement is remembering a long-time Toccoa police officer. Curtis Scott passed away on Saturday. Scott worked for the Toccoa Police Department for more than 40 years. He started as a part-time patrol officer in October 1967, before he was hired as a full-time officer in March 1971. Scott then remained with the Toccoa...

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No One Hurt in Weekend Fire in Toccoa

October 21, 2014

Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said nobody was hurt in a weekend structure fire. He said that crews from the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a house on the 500 block of South Broad Street at about 12:05 a.m. Sunday in reference to a structure fire. Ayers said that the home that caught fire...

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Stephens Co. Board of Education Meets Today

October 21, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to meet later today. This is the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting for October. Today’s scheduled Board of Education meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Tugaloo Building of the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road. The Stephens...

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Sinkhole Repairs On SR 51 Almost Complete

October 21, 2014

Work to repair a Hart County highway is on pace to wrap up this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation said that it expects to finish repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole this Friday, if the weather continues to cooperate. Repairs were delayed in recent weeks because of rain. However, Georgia DOT District...

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Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies

October 20, 2014
Stephens, Franklin Counties March for Babies

Local residents gather to again march for babies. The annual Stephens-Franklin County March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes took place Saturday at Tugaloo State Park in Franklin County. Volunteers and participants from both counties gathered to walk to raise awareness for the March of Dimes and celebrate the completion of another...

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Workforce Development Career Coach in Toccoa Today

October 20, 2014

A mobile unit designed to help people with their job searches will be in Stephens County today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Career Coach will visit the Toccoa-Stephens County Library today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is located on West Savannah Street in Toccoa. Workforce Development Trainer Micah Thomas...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

October 20, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said that jurors who received a summons to report for jury duty in Stephens County on Monday, October 20, do not need to report for the entire week. He said all cases have been settled.

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DOT Announces Weekly Routine Maintenance

October 20, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct routine maintenance in a number of area counties this coming week. No work is planned for Stephens County. However, on Interstate 85 in Banks County, a crew will remove and re-pour damaged concrete slabs in the outside or right lane of I-85 north beginning north of Exit...

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Former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett Remembered

October 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Local law enforcement officials are remembering former Lavonia Police Chief Jimmy Bennett. Bennett passed away October 11 after a long illness and one former co-worker says he will be missed. Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens served with Bennett when he was in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and as...

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City Loop Trail Unveiled

October 17, 2014
City Loop Trail Unveiled

Local officials gather to unveil a new walking trail in Toccoa. Officials unveiled the City Loop Trail on Thursday at one of its starting points, the Rotary Park, located next to the Foothills Center on Big A Road. The trail is a joint effort of the Stephens County High School Interact Club, Leadership Toccoa-Stephens...

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