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Dorsey Officially Hired as Stephens Co. School Superintendent

April 16, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Toccoa Commissioners Approve Bids to Build New Pool

April 15, 2014
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Toccoa Commissioners Approve Bids to Build New Pool

A new Doyle Street Pool should be ready in Toccoa by later this summer. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the construction of the pool itself and the construction of the accompanying pool building. Sunbelt Pools of Atlanta will build the pool at a bid price of $460,000. “We had no bids...

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Stephens Co. BOE To Vote on New Superintendent Today

April 15, 2014
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The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to vote to officially name former Gilmer County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey as the next Superintendent of Stephens County Schools at its meeting later today. The Stephens County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize...

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Toccoa Fire Dept. Responds to Monday House Fire

April 15, 2014
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Nobody was hurt in a house fire in Toccoa Monday afternoon. Crews from the Toccoa Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Busha Street between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Monday. Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said that the interior of the home suffered heavy damage as a result of the blaze. Ayers said...

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Income Tax Deadline Today

April 15, 2014
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Today is the deadline to file those federal income taxes. They are due at midnight tonight. Internal Revenue Service Spokesman Mark Green said that at this point, the agency recommends anyone who has not filed yet do so electronically. “It is the best way to go,” said Green. “Of course, it would give you...

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New Funding for Franklin Co. Jail Expansion Considered

April 15, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Franklin County Commissioner said he has an alternative plan to fund the expansion of the Franklin County Detention Center. The current jail is designed to hold 76 inmates, but has a population today of almost twice that. Many of the more serious offenders are also being housed...

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