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Mobile Traning Unit Coming to Toccoa Today

April 21, 2014

People in the Toccoa area looking for career help will have access to a mobile resource today. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will be at the Toccoa-Stephens County Library on Savannah Street in Toccoa today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile Training Unit Instructor Micah Thomas said that...

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DOT Working on NE Ga. Interstates This Week

April 21, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to work this week on northeast Georgia interstates. The DOT said crews will work night and day this coming week on both Interstate 985 in Hall County and Interstate 85 in Franklin and Jackson counties, weather permitting. On Interstate 85, a crew in Franklin County will seal cracks...

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Stephens Co. School Board Candidates Debate Wilbros, Budget at Forum

April 18, 2014

The candidates for the Stephens County Board of Education cover a number of topics during a forum Thursday. Candidates in the three contested races for the Stephens County Board of Education appeared at the forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Among the topics the candidates talked about was the school board’s participation...

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Gasaway, Hall Face Off in State House Forum

April 18, 2014

The candidates for the 28th District State House seat square off. Republican incumbent Representative Dan Gasaway and challenger Dr. Stacy Hall both spoke at a political forum Thursday at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa sponsored by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce. Jobs and economic development topped the agenda for both candidates. Gasaway...

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Collins, Fontaine Square Off at Forum

April 18, 2014

Republican candidates for the 9th District U.S. House race in northeast Georgia say jobs would be their main focus if elected. Incumbent Doug Collins and challenger Retired Gen. Bernard Fontaine both appeared at Thursday’s political forum at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa. Both of the candidates were asked what is the biggest issue...

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National Guard Unit From Toccoa Armory Going to Afghanistan

April 18, 2014

The Georgia National Guard unit based out of the Toccoa armory is headed to Afghanistan this summer. The 876th Engineer Company is scheduled to deploy there in July for a nine-month deployment in the country. First Sergeant Danny Williamson heads up the unit, which includes soldiers from Georgia, as well as places like South...

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SCHS Envirothon Teams Finish in Top 5 at States

April 18, 2014

Stephens County High School’s two Envirothon teams both return from state competition with top five finishes. The two teams competed in the Georgia State Envirothon Competition on Wednesday. The Red Team of Amber Mills, Brittany Grier, Connor Roberts, Taylor Pruitt, and Chris Mace took second place overall. They were able to finish first in...

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Kingston Speaks At Event Wednesday in Toccoa

April 17, 2014
Kingston Speaks At Event Wednesday in Toccoa

One of the candidates in the race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat stops in Stephens County. Republican Senate candidate Jack Kingston met with local leaders during a campaign stop at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa Wednesday. Kingston has served as U.S. Representative for an area of Southeast Georgia and been in Washington...

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Toccoa Looking to Update Cemetery Records

April 17, 2014

The city of Toccoa is looking at options to better manage records for its city cemetery. Monday, city commissioners met with Faith Bryan of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission about the cemetery. Toccoa City Clerk Fredda Wheeler said that the city needs to get a better handle on its records for the city cemetery,...

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Issues Indictments

April 17, 2014

A Stephens County grand jury indicts a man on rape, child molestation, and other charges. Tuesday, the grand jury issued a true bill of indictment against 34-year-old Joe Terrell Shelton, Jr. of Stephens County and Sheriff Randy Shirley says Shelton, Jr. was taken into custody later Tuesday. The indictment lists 11 counts in all...

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