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Toccoa Marks MLK Day

January 20, 2015
Toccoa Marks MLK Day

Stephens County marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Monday, activities honoring Dr. King concluded with the annual Interfaith Service at Trinity C.M.E. Church, followed by the march from the church to Toccoa City Hall. At Toccoa City Hall, the winner of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest read their winning...

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Tax Filing Season Starts Today

January 20, 2015

Tax filing season officially starts today. The Internal Revenue Service said it will begin accepting returns filed electronically or otherwise today. In addition, the IRS said “Free File” is now available for taxpayers on the agency’s website, www.irs.gov. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said “Free File” is an available electronic filing option for those who...

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Stephens Co. BOE Meeting Today

January 20, 2015

The Stephens County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly business meeting later today. Today’s school board meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Stephens County School System Administrative Offices on Mize Road, in the Tugaloo Building. During today’s scheduled meeting, the Stephens County Board of Education is scheduled to select its...

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SFB Officially Becomes Oconee Federal

January 20, 2015
SFB Officially Becomes Oconee Federal

A local bank starts its week with a new name. Over the weekend, Stephens Federal Bank officially changed its name to Oconee Federal Savings and Loan and the system integration between the two banks took place over the weekend. This completes the merger of the two banks that was announced last year and finalized...

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Wilkinson To Chair State Senate Ag Committee

January 20, 2015
Wilkinson To Chair State Senate Ag Committee

50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will once again serve as chair of the State Senate’s Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee for the 2015-2016 legislative term. The State Senate’s Committee on Assignments recently announced that Wilkinson would continue in the role of chair for that committee. He has served as the Agriculture and Consumer...

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Ga. DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance Schedule

January 20, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation has work planned in a number of area counties this week. DOT crews will be working along some roadways this week in Banks, Franklin, and Habersham counties. In Franklin County, a crew will inspect the drainage system for Interstate 85, closing the shoulder as work occurs. Elsewhere in Franklin...

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Local Leaders React To Caterpillar Announcement

January 19, 2015

Local leaders are reacting to Caterpillar’s announcement that it will be closing its Stephens County facility over the next two years, resulting in the loss of about 120 jobs at that plant. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said it is devastating news. “Did not see this coming,” said Martin. “It is...

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DOT Announces Upcoming Temporary Road Closure Along GA 17

January 19, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announcing an upcoming temporary road closure along the State Route 17 construction project in Stephens County. Davis Road will be closed at its intersection with State Highway 17 for about 60 days beginning next Monday, January 26, if weather permits. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said the closure...

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MLK Activities Today in Toccoa

January 19, 2015

Activities for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day conclude today in Toccoa. At noon, Trinity C.M.E. Church will host the annual interfaith service honoring and remembering Dr. King. Following that service, at about 2 p.m., the annual march from the church to Toccoa City Hall will take place. Today’s activities wrap up a series...

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Woman Killed When Struck By Train

January 19, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said on Saturday that a woman was killed after being struck by a train in Stephens County. Shirley said that at 6 p.m. Friday, 911 dispatch contacted the Sheriff’s Office and reported that a Norfolk Southern cargo train had struck a pedestrian near the Stonewall Court bridge located in...

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