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County Implements Moratorium To Look At Tower Ordinance

September 26, 2014

Stephens County moves forward with a temporary moratorium on tower and telecommunication applications. The county commissioners unanimously approved a motion to adopt a 90-day moratorium on those at its meeting on Tuesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it is being done to allow the county to re-visit its tower ordinance to better match...

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon On Presidential Photo Exhibit

September 26, 2014
Chamber Cuts Ribbon On Presidential Photo Exhibit

Local officials gather to unveil a special exhibit at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday to mark the grand opening of the “Presidential Pathways” photo exhibit. “Presidential Pathways” is being hosted by Main Street Toccoa and the Currahee Military Museum. Main Street...

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Saturday is Hunting and Fishing Day in Ga.

September 26, 2014

Here is a reminder for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day and there are plenty of events, activities and recognition taking place throughout the state all day, geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulgum said the day was established by Congress in 1973...

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Stephens Co. Jury Duty Announcement

September 26, 2014

Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick said that jurors in Stephens County who were scheduled to report on Monday, September 29 do not need to report on Monday. Those jurors do need to call the Stephens County Clerk of Court’s Office on Monday afternoon for instructions on reporting on Tuesday. The number those...

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Accident Thursday Morning on Ga. 365

September 26, 2014

Crews responded Thursday morning to an accident in Stephens County. It occurred on Georgia Highway 365 in the area of the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection. Sheriff Randy Shirley reports that one truck overturned in the accident and landed on the guardrail. A man from Habersham County was injured in the accident and taken by EMS...

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Grand Jury Conducting Inquiry of School System Finances

September 25, 2014

The Stephens County grand jury is taking a look at the financial problems that have engulfed the Stephens County school system. Court officials report the grand jury called in and met with the entire current Stephens County Board of Education last week. Current Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey was also called in to...

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Stephens Co. School System Receives Accreditation Recommendation

September 25, 2014

The Stephens County school system receives a recommendation for system-level accreditation. A team from AdvancED, the parent agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, presented a brief accreditation report Wednesday to conclude its visit to Stephens County. At the end of that report, the team said it would recommend Stephens County for...

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Toccoa Gets Grant Money For Henderson Falls Park

September 25, 2014

Toccoa will receive grant money to help with improvements at Henderson Falls Park. City Manager Billy Morse said that the city has received $100,000 in grant funds from the National Park Service through the state’s Department of Natural Resources for work at Henderson Falls Park. The city will match the $100,000 in grant funds...

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Toccoa Commissioners Accept Bids

September 25, 2014

The city of Toccoa goes ahead with the purchase of a service truck for the city’s Natural Gas Expansion Construction Crew. Tuesday, the city commission opened bids on the service truck. While the city says multiple local dealers were contacted, only one bid came in. That was from Mike Jones Ford Lincoln of Toccoa,...

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Toccoa Commission Tables Extended Stay Ordinance

September 24, 2014

Toccoa tables a proposed ordinance that would put regulations on hotels and motels in the city that consider themselves extended stay facilities. At their meeting Tuesday, Toccoa City Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed extended stay hotel-motel ordinance. The proposed ordinance includes rules that spell out how many people can stay in...

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