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July 4th Government Schedule

July 3, 2014

The city of Toccoa and Stephens County government offices are announcing their schedules for the Independence Day holiday. Both Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County government offices will be closed on Friday for the Fourth of July. In the city of Toccoa, routes for garbage and recycling that are scheduled to be picked up...

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SCHS Team Takes Third in SkillsUSA National Event

July 3, 2014

A team from Stephens County High School wins third place in a national competition. The SCHS SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Ceremonies team won third place in the national high school competition held last month. According to the SkillsUSA website, the SCHS team consisted of Sarah Hale, Bryson Addison, Gabrielle Beck, Tessa Jordan, Taylor Crump,...

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Heavywood Furniture Fire Investigation Continues

July 3, 2014

More than a week later, the investigation is ongoing into what caused a fire at a Stephens County industrial facility continues. That is according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen. The June 21 fire destroyed the Heavywood Furniture building, located just off of Industrial Boulevard near the Toccoa city limits. Allen...

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E-SPLOST Collections Lower Than Projections, But Still Covering HS Debt Costs

July 2, 2014

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said this week that E-SPLOST is falling short of the maximum projected collections, but still coming in at a high enough rate to cover paying off the bond payments for the construction at Stephens County High School. When asked at Monday’s called meeting about E-SPLOST collections, Dorsey said...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Rate Rises in May

July 2, 2014

Stephens County sees its preliminary unemployment rate jump in May. According to figures released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Stephens County had a preliminary May unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. That marks a jump of nine-tenths of a percentage point over the revised April rate of 6 percent. However, the May...

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People First of Stephens Co. Holds Fishing Tournament

July 2, 2014

A local group for and supporting people with disabilities goes fishing. People First of Stephens County held its annual fishing tournament for people with disabilities on Saturday. As always, the tournament took place at a pond owned by Jim Rhoades on North Avenue in Eastanollee. People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes said they had an...

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Local Consignment Store Celebrates Expansion

July 2, 2014
Local Consignment Store Celebrates Expansion

A local consignment store celebrates an expansion. Last Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for “Just Good Things” and “Just Kids Consignment.” “Just Kids Consignment” has been around for a number of years, but has now expanded to include “Just Good Things.” The co-owners are Margaret Perrin and Barbara...

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CB&T Now South State Bank

July 2, 2014

A local bank gets a name change. Community Bank and Trust officially became South State Bank this week. South Carolina Bank and Trust, which was the parent company of Community Bank and Trust, had announced the name change back in February. Community Bank and Trust, along with four other bank brands in three states,...

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Child Injured in Habersham Raid Leaves Hospital

July 2, 2014

The young child injured during a SWAT team raid in Habersham County is out of the hospital. The family said that they are headed back to Wisconsin, where the child faces a long recovery. The child was injured in late May in Cornelia when authorities conducted a “no-knock” search warrant at a home the...

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Stephens Co. BOE Proposes Maxing Out Millage

July 1, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education is proposing to cap out the millage rate at the state maximum 20 mills to help deal with a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. During a called meeting Monday morning, the school board voted 6 to 1 to approve a tentative millage rate of 20 mills. Previously, a majority...

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