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Collins, Fontaine Square Off at Forum

April 18, 2014

Republican candidates for the 9th District U.S. House race in northeast Georgia say jobs would be their main focus if elected. Incumbent Doug Collins and challenger Retired Gen. Bernard Fontaine both appeared at Thursday’s political forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Both of the candidates were asked what is the biggest issue...

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National Guard Unit From Toccoa Armory Going to Afghanistan

April 18, 2014

The Georgia National Guard unit based out of the Toccoa armory is headed to Afghanistan this summer. The 876th Engineer Company is scheduled to deploy there in July for a nine-month deployment in the country. First Sergeant Danny Williamson heads up the unit, which includes soldiers from Georgia, as well as places like South...

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SCHS Envirothon Teams Finish in Top 5 at States

April 18, 2014

Stephens County High School’s two Envirothon teams both return from state competition with top five finishes. The two teams competed in the Georgia State Envirothon Competition on Wednesday. The Red Team of Amber Mills, Brittany Grier, Connor Roberts, Taylor Pruitt, and Chris Mace took second place overall. They were able to finish first in...

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Kingston Speaks At Event Wednesday in Toccoa

April 17, 2014
Kingston Speaks At Event Wednesday in Toccoa

One of the candidates in the race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat stops in Stephens County. Republican Senate candidate Jack Kingston met with local leaders during a campaign stop at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa Wednesday. Kingston has served as U.S. Representative for an area of Southeast Georgia and been in Washington...

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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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