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Toccoa Commission Hears Third Golf Course Proposal

November 25, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners hear one final proposal regarding operations of the city-owned Pines golf course. Monday, the city commission met with David Shirley during a work session to talk about the nine-hole course off of Black Mountain Road, which has been closed since late August when the previous operator announced he could no longer...

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City Approves Firm For Henderson Falls Park Design Services

November 25, 2014

The city of Toccoa takes another step forward towards renovations at two city parks. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved the Optim Group of Carnesville to conduct design services at Henderson Falls Park. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city has the money put aside to pay for this already. “The budget includes...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meets Today

November 25, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners will meet for their second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November today. The county commission meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At 5:30 p.m., Stephens County Commissioners will begin with a work session to discuss items...

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Stephens Co. Residents Go Through Econ Dev Training

November 25, 2014
Stephens Co. Residents Go Through Econ Dev Training

A number of Stephens County leaders graduate from economic development training. The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently held its yearly Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from...

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Barge Visits Blue Ribbon Big A Elementary

November 24, 2014
Barge Visits Blue Ribbon Big A Elementary

Big A Elementary School gets a visit from a top school official in Georgia. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Big A Elementary School on Friday morning. He came to Big A to recognize the school for being named as a National Blue Ribbon School this year. Dr. Barge arrived by helicopter and...

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Stephens Co. Teacher of Year Named

November 24, 2014

The Stephens County School System names its teacher of the year for this year. Last week, the School System announced that Stephens County Middle School 7th grade math teacher Joni Whitfield had been selected as the system teacher of the year for Stephens County. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said Whitfield does a...

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Toccoa City Commission Meets Today

November 24, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet today for their second regularly scheduled meeting for the month of November. The city commission is scheduled to hold that meeting today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. During the meeting, the Toccoa City Commission is expected to consider approval of a proposal for design services...

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Fatal Fire Friday in Banks Co.

November 22, 2014

An elderly Carnesville man is dead after his home caught fire overnight. It happened at about 4:30 a.m. today on Fulbright Road in Banks County near the intersection of Highways 63 and 198. Banks County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sergeant Carissa McFaddin says that 68-year-old William Macklin Waters was the victim of the single wide...

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Clerk of Court Issues Scam Alert

November 21, 2014

The Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office is asking residents to watch out for a scam that is making the rounds and has now arrived in Stephens County. Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick says he received the first report of the scam in Stephens County earlier this week. Quick said the scam...

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Toccoa Student Nominated to U.S. Military Academy

November 21, 2014

A Stephens County student is one of a handful from the region that is nominated for admission to the U.S. Service Academies. 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins announced this week that 15 students from the District have been nominated by him for admission to one of the service academies. Included in that list...

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