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Suspicious Device Investigation Continues

May 1, 2014

Authorities are getting closer to an arrest in connection with a suspicious device that was found by a passerby on the roadside of Tugalo Street in Toccoa last Friday. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley updates WNEG news on the investigation. “We have subpoenaed the video records of a local business in Toccoa. We hope...

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Stephens County Park Under Local Operation

May 1, 2014

Stephens County officially takes over operations of the Stephens County Park on Highway 123 today. The U.S. Army Corp of engineers officially turned over the keys to Stephens County Recreation Director Richard Adams on Wednesday. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers says it will be an easy transition. “The Park is now in our operation...

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Renovations To Schaefer Center Facade On Track

May 1, 2014

Renovations to the façade at the Schaefer Center in Downtown Toccoa continue to take shape. City of Toccoa Planning Director Connie Tabor says the renovation is going well. “We are real excited about the progress that has been made thus far, says Tabor; “of course, we received grant funding from the Georgia Department of...

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Brother John’s Celebrates 30 Years

May 1, 2014
Brother John’s Celebrates 30 Years

Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brother John’s Subs celebrating their 30th Anniversary and their newly expanded dining area.  All month long during April, Brother John’s has celebrated their 30 years in business with special prices and give-aways. Owner Hallie Edenfield says the expansion allows them to better...

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Toccoa City Commission Makes Appointments

April 30, 2014

At the Toccoa City Commission Meeting on Monday City Manager Billy Morse announced the expiring terms for some members on the Toccoa Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Alcohol Beverage Control Board, and Downtown Development Authority. The City Commission re-appointed Susie Bellamy and Billie Thompson to the Planning Commission, Clay Fisher, Pam Keener, Letha Phillips,...

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Scholars Honored at Reception

April 30, 2014

Stephens County High School  Scholars were honored at the annual Scholar Reception Tuesday night at Stephens County High School. The reception was sponsored by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. Committee Vice-Chair Greg Pitts says it is a special time to honor a special group. “We’re honoring 24 young people who are...

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Franklin County Man Arrested on Meth Charges

April 30, 2014

A Franklin County man sits behind bars charged with trafficking meth. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said on Friday, deputies arrested Chad Jacobs, age 30, in the Gumlog area. Jacobs allegedly had over a ½ pound of Methamphetamine in his possession with a street value of approximately $8,000.00. Deputies also seized $1,400 in cash....

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Corps to Open Campgrounds and Day Use Areas May 1

April 30, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office will be opening area campgrounds and day use areas for the 2014 recreation season tomorrow (May 1st). Campgrounds include: Oconee Point and Coneross in Oconee County, South Carolina, Payne’s Creek and Georgia River in Hart County, and Crescent Group in Anderson, South Carolina. Day use...

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National Day of Prayer May 1

April 30, 2014

The Annual Community Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held this Thursday at 12 noon on the Stephens County Courthouse Square.  The Stephens County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes will provide the program and will include the Stephens County High School JROTC. Brianna Pruitt is Co-President of the Fellowship of...

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FCHS Student Wins Scholarship

April 30, 2014

A Franklin County High School student receives an award from the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Addie Thomason of Martin was one of four award winners announced recently. Thomason won the National Federal of Independent Business/McKee Foods Young Enterpreneur Award. The Young Entrepreneur Awards is a scholarship program designed to reward...

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  • July 10, 2014SCHS Class Reunion plans underway. Representatives for SCHS classes 1978-1982
  • September 10, 2014Stephens County Special Olympics! Chicken Sale!!
  • September 10, 2014Earn a high school diploma at night!
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