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Watch Out For Scams, Says IRS

April 2, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a reminder to people to watch out for tax scams as the April 15th tax filing deadline approaches. AM 630 WNEG has received reports of a person in the area receiving a phone call from someone saying that they are from the government and telling the person that...

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Stephens Co. Continues To Organize Planning Commission

April 2, 2014

With a land use ordinance in place, Stephens County is now organizing the planning commission that will help administer that new ordinance for the county. At their March 11 meeting, Stephens County Commissioners appointed the initial five people that will serve on the county’s planning commission. Then back on March 25, county commissioners voted...

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Hwy. 17 Beam Setting Went Well Monday, Says DOT

April 2, 2014
Hwy. 17 Beam Setting Went Well Monday, Says DOT

The first set of beams for the new Highway 17 bridge over Eastanollee Creek are in place after being set on Monday. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said crews completed all of the work that was planned for Monday without any major problems. “We set all six beams that we had planned...

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Police Blotter

April 2, 2014

A Toccoa woman faces charges after a car accident late last month. The Toccoa Police Department stated that an officer responded to an accident during the afternoon of March 26 on Falls Road. The report stated that a female driver had run off the road while headed south on the northbound side of the...

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Single Finalist Named for Stephens Co. Superintendent Position

April 1, 2014

The Stephens County Board of Education makes its choice. Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted to name former Gilmer County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey as the single finalist for the position of Stephens County School Superintendent. All board members present approved Dorsey as the only finalist to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired...

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Dorsey Speaks on Being Named Superintendent Finalist

April 1, 2014

For his part, the man named as the sole finalist for the Stephens County School Superintendent’s post said he is excited to receive that designation. Bryan Dorsey spoke with AM 630 News about his selection Monday. Dorsey said he feels this is a great opportunity. “It is certainly an honor to be designated,” said...

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Herschel’s Raw Talent Winners Announced

April 1, 2014

The winners are in for last month’s “Herschel’s Raw Talent” competition in Toccoa. Former NFL Star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker brought his talent competition to the SchaeferCenter back on March 1. The winner is Shauna Fortson of Toccoa. Second place¬†went to Caleb Phillips of Royston, while third place went to Matthew Smith...

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WUGA-TV Stopping Locally Produced Programming July 1

April 1, 2014

The University of Georgia said WUGA-TV will cease local program production effective on July 1. UGA officials said the decision comes after a recently completed review of the university’s public television station and will also result in a reduction of staff at the facility. Starting on July 1, the university said WUGA-TV will carry...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Quincy’s of Toccoa

April 1, 2014
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Quincy’s of Toccoa

The community gathers to celebrate the return of a couple to the restaurant business in Stephens County. Last Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the return of Reg and Julie Gowan as owners of Quincy’s of Toccoa. Reg Gowan said that Quincy’s remains a steak and buffet...

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Stephens Co. Jailer Arrested

March 31, 2014
Stephens Co. Jailer Arrested

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday a Stephens County jailer is in custody facing Aggravated Child Molestation and other charges. A GBI press release identified the person arrested as 57-year-old Bobby Byargeon of Toccoa. The GBI stated that the Toccoa Police Department requested the agency’s assistance on Thursday with an investigation of Byargeon...

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