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Toccoa Looking to Update Cemetery Records

April 17, 2014

The city of Toccoa is looking at options to better manage records for its city cemetery. Monday, city commissioners met with Faith Bryan of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission about the cemetery. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said that the city needs to get a better handle on its records for the city cemetery,...

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Issues Indictments

April 17, 2014

A Stephens County grand jury indicts a man on rape, child molestation, and other charges. Tuesday, the grand jury issued a true bill of indictment against 34-year-old Joe Terrell Shelton, Jr. of Stephens County and Sheriff Randy Shirley says Shelton, Jr. was taken into custody later Tuesday. The indictment lists 11 counts in all...

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New Superintendent Contract for 3 Years

April 17, 2014

New Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey has a three-year contract. The contract signed by Dorsey and the Stephens County Board of Education calls for Dorsey’s term to begin on May 1 and run through April 30, 2017. Under the terms of the deal, Dorsey will receive an annual salary of $125,000 per year...

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Second Political Forum Tonight

April 17, 2014

The second of two political forums will take place tonight in Toccoa. AM 630 WNEG and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum tonight at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Candidates for Stephens County Board of Education, 28th District State House, and 9th District U.S. Representative have all been...

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DOT Says Keep Political Signs off Rights of Way

April 17, 2014

With election season in full swing, the Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights of way. The DOT said Georgia law stipulates that the Department is required to maintain a safe roadway for the traveling public, which includes the immediate removal of any obstruction or...

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Dorsey Officially Hired as Stephens Co. School Superintendent

April 16, 2014

Bryan Dorsey is officially the new Superintendent of the Stephens County School System. The Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Dorsey at its meeting Tuesday. Dorsey then signed the contract and made his hiring official. He replaces Sherrie Whiten, who retired last month. Dorsey said it is great to sign on...

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Toccoa Police Warn of Telemarketing Scam

April 16, 2014

The Toccoa Police Department is warning residents about a telemarketing scam making the rounds in the community. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that the department has received multiple reports of a phone scam in which the victim gets a phone call, supposedly from a “Publishing” clearing house. However, Jarrell said the person calling...

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Toccoa Commission Meeting on Budget Today

April 16, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will spend today taking a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget with city staff. The commission is holding a budget work session starting at 9 a.m. at Toccoa City Hall. City Manager Billy Morse said the work session is expected to last for much of the day. “We will...

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Toccoa Announces Poster Contest Winners

April 16, 2014
Toccoa Announces Poster Contest Winners

The city of Toccoa announces the winners of this year’s Georgia Cities Week Poster Contest. Winners were recognized at Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting. A number of second graders from Liberty Elementary School and Big A Elementary School participated in the contest. The students were asked to draw a poster showing services that the...

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Police Blotter

April 16, 2014

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of two individuals on drug charges. According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to a location on Pinetree Road on April 8 to serve a warrant. Deputies reported that when they arrived, they found some individuals were in possession of controlled substances. The...

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