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Roberts Named Runner-up State STAR Student

April 23, 2014

Stephens County High School senior Connor Roberts is the runner-up State STAR Student in Georgia for 2014. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators made that announcement in a news release on its website Tuesday evening. The State STAR Banquet was held Tuesday evening in Atlanta, where 18 regional STAR students were recognized as state...

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National Guard Announces Time for May 29 Unit Departure Ceremony

April 23, 2014

More information is now available on the departure ceremony for a Toccoa-based National Guard unit soon heading to Afghanistan. Last week, AM 630 WNEG reported that the 876th Engineer Company, based in Toccoa, would head to Afghanistan this summer. Now, the Georgia National Guard has announced that the departure ceremony for the unit will...

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Stephens Co. Commission Holds Regular Meeting Tuesday

April 23, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners approve the renewal of a contract related to its GIS mapping services. Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously approved the renewal of a contract with GIS1.net at a cost of $500 per month. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says this company helps the county and the Tax Assessor’s Office with its GIS mapping...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Authority Meets With County Commissioners

April 22, 2014

Stephens County Hospital delivers a mixed report to Stephens County Commissioners. The hospital authority hosted county commissioners for their annual joint meeting at the Clary Center on the campus of Stephens County Hospital Monday. During the meeting, Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell told commissioners that the hospital suffered a loss of nearly $2.5...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

April 22, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to hold a regularly scheduled monthly meeting later today. The commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a work session to discuss items that are on today’s meeting agenda. Items...

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Toccoa Continues Work on FY 15 Budget

April 22, 2014

The city of Toccoa continues to move closer to having a proposed budget ready to present to the public. Last Wednesday, city commissioners and staff gathered for an all-day budget work session at Toccoa City Hall. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that throughout the day, city commissioners met with each department head to...

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City Commission Changing May, June Meeting Dates

April 22, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners make changes to their schedule over the next couple of months. The Toccoa City Commission has adjusted its meeting schedule for the months of May and June. In May, the commission will hold its two scheduled meetings on Tuesday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 20. Meanwhile in June, the commission will...

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Cut Fiber Caused Windstream Outage

April 22, 2014

A spokesman for Windstream said a widespread broadband outage in the Stephens County area Monday was the result of a cut fiber. The spokesman said the cut fiber happened in the Martin area Monday morning. According to Windstream, the outage lasted from about 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., when services were restored.

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Wilkinson, Gasaway Recap Legislative Session

April 21, 2014
Wilkinson, Gasaway Recap Legislative Session

Local state legislators look back at the year that was in the Georgia General Assembly. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and 28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway looked back at the recently completed state legislative session during a Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce event Thursday at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa....

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Voter Registration Deadline Today

April 21, 2014

Today is the deadline to register to vote in order to vote in next month’s primary election. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that those who are not registered to vote yet must do so by the end of the day today in order to be able to vote in the upcoming primary election....

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