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New SR 17 Bridge Beam Setting Set To Resume Today

August 11, 2014

After crews had to put off the work Friday and Saturday due to the weather, the setting of beams for the new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line is expected to continue later today. Rain Friday and Saturday delayed beam setting that was scheduled to take place. Georgia Department of Transportation...

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GSP Investigating Friday Wreck in Stephens Co.

August 11, 2014

The Georgia State Patrol said Friday night that one person is dead and two others injured after an accident Friday afternoon. The accident occurred Friday at 12:20 p.m. According to the GSP, a Chrysler Pacifica was traveling westbound on Memorial Drive attempting to cross State Route 17 while a motorcycle was traveling southbound on...

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Stephens Co. Historic Courthouse Announces New Entrance Procedure, Hours

August 11, 2014

Starting today, there is a change in hours and policies at the Stephens County Historic Courthouse. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that beginning today, the historic courthouse will have only one entrance available for the public to use. That will be the entrance facing Tugalo Street. Starting today, the Doyle Street entrance will...

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Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

August 11, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to meet later today for a regular monthly meeting. City commissioners will meet today at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall for their regular meeting. Items on the agenda include consideration of resolutions for Davidson Creek Reservoir Dredging and Natural Gas Expansion, as well as consideration of officially approving...

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Ga. DOT Announces Routine Maintenance For Week

August 11, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to continue routine maintenance on a Stephens County state highway this week if weather permits. According to the DOT, a crew is set to seal cracks in driving surface of State Route 184 this week. DOT officials said a lane and the shoulder will be closed as...

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Toccoa Opens New City Pool

August 8, 2014
Toccoa Opens New City Pool

Toccoa opens its new city pool. The city held a ribbon cutting Thursday to officially unveil the new pool and bathhouse on Doyle Street, located at the site of the old pool. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said it is a great feeling to have a city pool back in use for the community. “This...

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Stephens Co. Sheriff Offers School Safety Reminders

August 8, 2014

With school starting for students on Monday, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to be ready for more traffic and school buses on the road. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said people need to remember to be vigilant on the roads and expect the unexpected. Shirley said he will have extra deputies...

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Bond Hearing for Man Seeking New Trial on Murder Charges Re-scheduled

August 8, 2014

A hearing to decide if a man convicted of murder in Stephens County in 2012 will get bond while courts determine whether he gets a new trial will now take place later this month. The hearing regarding the case of Steve A. Sims. Jr., of Toccoa was scheduled for Thursday, but was delayed. Sims,...

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Ida Cox Music Series Wraps Up Saturday

August 8, 2014

The Ida Cox Music Series wraps up Saturday in downtown Toccoa with its final concert of the summer. Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said Still Cruzin’ is the featured band for Saturday’s final Ida Cox concert. “They are a beach band,” said Crosby. “Everybody is real excited. A lot of people in...

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Back to School Event Saturday

August 8, 2014

A local church is hosting a back-to-school event for children this weekend. Tom’s Creek Baptist Church on State Route 145 in Martin is holding a “Back to School Bash” on Saturday, August 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Organizers say they will be giving out supplies for school age children. There will also...

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