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Woman Cited in Sunday Wreck on Toccoa By-pass

April 9, 2015

More information is available on an accident over the weekend on the Toccoa By-pass. The accident took place just after 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of the By-pass, or Highway 17, and Highway 106. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a Dodge cargo van driven by 53-year-old Denese...

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Stephens Co. School System, State Meet On FY 14 Audit

April 9, 2015

The Stephens County school system and state auditors are getting started on the process of completing the school system’s Fiscal Year 2014 audit. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he met with state auditors this week about starting to prepare the school system’s financial statements. “We met with them so that we could...

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Stephens Co. Planning Commission Names Chair, Vice Chair

April 9, 2015

The Stephens County Planning Commission appoints its chair and vice-chair for the next year. The planning commission held its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During that meeting, the planning commission re-elected Mark Smith to serve as the board’s chair for the next 12 months. This is...

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Land Use Into Second Year in Stephens Co.

April 9, 2015

Land use is into its second year of existence in Stephens County. The Stephens County Commission passed a land use ordinance in March 2014 by a 4-1 vote and implementation began immediately after. One year in, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the administration of that ordinance has gone well overall. She said...

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NGTC Seeking Award Nominations

April 9, 2015

North Georgia Technical College is currently seeking nominations for its annual Alumni Awards. The school holds its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting on June 13 at the school’s Clarkesville campus. Nominations are currently being sought for those to be recognized in the categories of Young Alumni, Career Achievement, and Hall of Fame...

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Grant Money To Help Area Recreation Projects

April 8, 2015

Area projects get some help thanks to some grant money. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that the U.S. Forest Service Panther Creek Trail in Stephens and Habersham counties has received a $77,000 grant. Panther Creek was one of 27 projects across the state to receive a total of $2.5 million in...

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Nobody Hurt in Accident at Toccoa Clinic Tuesday

April 8, 2015
Nobody Hurt in Accident at Toccoa Clinic Tuesday

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said nobody was hurt after an accident Tuesday morning at the Toccoa Clinic apparently left a car up against the canopy entrance. The accident occurred at about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Clinic on Big A Road. As a result of the accident, a vehicle ended up going over...

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Great American Cleanup Starting in Stephens Co.

April 8, 2015

Volunteers are taking time starting this month for some spring cleaning across Stephens County. It is time once again for the annual Great American Cleanup. The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide event in its 17th year that brings volunteers together to remove litter and debris, clean up waterways, reduce waste, and educate people...

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NGTC AC Tech Program Re-accredited

April 8, 2015
NGTC AC Tech Program Re-accredited

North Georgia Technical College’s Air Conditioning Technology program receives re-accreditation. The re-accreditation was completed successfully last month. It was conducted by HVAC Excellence, an affiliate of the ESCO Group. According to North Georgia Technical College, HVAC Excellence is a not-for-profit organization created in 1994 to improve the technical workforce of the Heating, Ventilation, Air...

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Police Blotter

April 8, 2015

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a recent burglary at a home on a private drive off of Rock Creek Road. Authorities were called to the residence last Thursday, April 2. The victim told the deputy that it appeared as if someone had broken into the residence forcibly and stolen several...

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