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Nobody Bids on Toccoa Pool Construction

March 11, 2014

The city of Toccoa will evaluate what to do next after no companies submitted a bid to construct the new city swimming pool. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse announced at Monday’s meeting that the city had received no bids for the construction of the pool at this time. Morse said that the lack of...

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“Band of Brothers” Guarnere Remembered

March 11, 2014

Another member of the “Band of Brothers” passes away. William “Wild Bill” Guarnere passed away over the weekend in Pennsylvania. Guarnere trained at CampToccoa and was a member of Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment depicted in the HBO miniseries, “Band of Brothers.” Stephens County Historical Society Executive Director Brenda Carlan said...

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Stephens Co. Commission Expected to Vote on Land Use Today

March 11, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are expected to vote this morning on whether to adopt a land use ordinance for the county. County Commissioners will meet starting at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. First, the commission will hold a second public hearing to solicit comments on...

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Toccoa Police, NCIS Unit Announce Three Drug Arrests

March 11, 2014

Local law enforcement said Monday three people face charges after a drug bust at a Toccoa apartment complex last week. On March 3, agents of the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team and the Toccoa Police Department served a probation warrant on 20-year-old Quamaine Johnson of Toccoa at an apartment complex on South Pond Street....

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Qualifying Complete for Elections

March 10, 2014

Stephens County will have three contested county commission races in this year’s May primary. Candidate qualifying ended Friday afternoon. Incumbent Republican County Commissioners Stanley London and Dean Scarborough will both face opposition in their bids for re-election. Jonesy Haygood qualified as a Republican to challenge London for the Post Four seat and Charles “Chuck”...

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One Week Left in Early Voting for Stephens Co. Special Election

March 10, 2014

Early voting is continuing in Stephens County for the special election to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe are both running to serve out the term, which ends on December 31. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that...

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Toccoa City Commission To Meet Later Today

March 10, 2014

Toccoa City Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. It is the commission’s first scheduled meeting for the month of March. City commissioners will start the meeting at 5 p.m. at Toccoa City Hall. Items on today’s meeting agenda for the Toccoa City Commission include a bid opening for the construction of...

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Evan Oglesby Foundation Center Ribbon Cutting Held

March 10, 2014
Evan Oglesby Foundation Center Ribbon Cutting Held

The community comes out to recognize Toccoa’s own Evan Oglesby for the development of his Evan Oglesby Foundation Center. A Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting was held Thursday at the center, which is at the old Toccoa High School gym on Pond Street in Toccoa. Oglesby is a Stephens County High School graduate...

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Downtown Clarkesville Fire Remains Under Investigation

March 10, 2014

Investigators are still working to try to figure out what caused the fire that damaged several businesses on the square in downtown Clarkesville last week. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen said that investigators took samples from the scene of the fire and have sent those to the crime lab...

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Ga. DOT Announces Weekly Maintenance Work in Area

March 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it has routine road maintenance planned this week in Stephens and surrounding counties. In Stephens County, a crew is scheduled to mow the rights of way alongside State Route 365.  The DOT said the shoulder will be closed as this work occurs. Moving to Franklin County, a crew...

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