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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

August 7, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said Wednesday that jury duty in Stephens County scheduled for Monday, August 11 has been cancelled for the week. Jurors do not need to report.

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Pre-planning Underway in Stephens Co. Schools

August 7, 2014

A new school year inches ever closer for students in Stephens County. That new year is already underway for teachers, who started pre-planning on Tuesday. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said they are excited to have staff back and start the process of getting a new school year underway. “We are ready to...

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Crunkleton, Ledford Respond to Recall Petition Applications

August 6, 2014

Stephens County Board of Education members Jim Ledford and Tony Crunkleton are responding to news that applications for recall petitions were requested regarding their seats on the school board. Both men spoke Tuesday. “I hate that the situation with the Stephens County school budget has come to this,” said Crunkleton. “I have always done...

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Stephens Co. BOE Approves Tentative FY 15 Budget

August 6, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education approves a tentative Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The board unanimously approved a tentative budget at a called meeting Tuesday morning. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said this is just the first stage in getting a final budget in place for the fiscal year that is already underway....

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Back to Normal After Monday Water Line Break on Big A Rd.

August 6, 2014

Everything is back to normal after a water line break Monday morning on Big A Road in Toccoa. Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, the city of Toccoa and Georgia Environmental Protection Division lifted a boil water advisory connected to that line break that had been affecting 14 customers. The city says of those 14...

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Food Distribution Today at Martin Baptist Church

August 6, 2014

A food distribution is taking place later today in Martin. In partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Martin Baptist Church is distributing free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin counties today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church’s gymnasium. Organizers said the participant’s signature...

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Early AM Fire on Currahee St. in Toccoa Under Investigation

August 5, 2014

Toccoa Fire Chief Tommy Ayers said a fire Tuesday morning on Currahee Street in downtown Toccoa is being considered suspicious in nature. The fire occurred at a vacant building on Currahee Street, near the intersection with Broad Street, during the early morning hours on Tuesday. Ayers said the building that caught on fire was...

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Missing Clayton Man Found

August 5, 2014

The Clayton Police Department has cancelled a Missing Persons Alert after finding the individual in Atlanta. 75 yr old Jerry Bart Shipp had been missing from the Clayton area since sometime between 5 and 10 pm Monday. He was found this morning by police on the campus of Georgia Tech University. Shipp was said...

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Toccoa Responds to Two Reported Fire Calls

August 5, 2014

An early morning fire brings out fire crews in Toccoa. The Toccoa Fire Department responded to Currahee Street, near the intersection with Broad Street, in response to a structure fire. Crews extinguished the fire during the 5 a.m. hour and initial reports indicate that it was a vacant building. Meanwhile, Toccoa fire crews responded...

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Back to School Prayer Motorcade Set for Saturday

August 5, 2014

With school starting for students in the Stephens County School System on Monday, an annual back to school event takes place this weekend. The annual Stephens County Back-to-School Prayer Motorcade will take place on Saturday. Motorcade Co-Coordinator Jeraldine Hayes said it will start Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Stephens County Board of Education...

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