Chamber Looking to ‘Soar to New Heights’ in Year Ahead

June 6, 2013
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The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce says its goal is to help the community soar to new heights in the year ahead. The Chamber’s year starts on July 1 and incoming Chamber Chair Brian Akin spoke about the Chamber’s goals for the next year at last month’s Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at the...

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Ga. Marking National Fishing and Boating Week

June 6, 2013
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Georgia is marking National Fishing and Boating Week this week. The state’s Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is taking the opportunity to encourage people of all ages to take advantage of activities centered around fishing and boating this week. Wildlife Resources Division Chief of Fisheries Management John Biagi said outdoor recreation strengthens...

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Police Blotter

June 6, 2013
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The Toccoa Police Department is investigating a burglary at a Mulkey Road residence. According to the report on file with police, a woman told an officer that someone had pried open the back door to a home on Mulkey Road and stolen some large household items. Items taken included a water heater, refrigerator, and...

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Doyle St. Pool Will Not Open This Summer

June 5, 2013
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The Doyle Street Pool will not open this summer. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake made that announcement on Tuesday. Dake said that they regret that the pool cannot open this year. However, she said two problems have come up that have forced this decision. “One of the problems is we found two major...

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County Officials Meet for Budget Retreat

June 5, 2013
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A group of Stephens County’s constitutional officers say they cannot cut their department’s budgets anymore. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks, Sheriff Randy Shirley, Clerk of Court Tim Quick, and Probate Judge Glenda Ernest delivered that message at a county commission budget retreat Tuesday. Following a budget retreat last month, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis...

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Ga. DNR Offers Advice As Bear Sightings Pick Up

June 5, 2013
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As the temperatures warm up, the number of bear sightings is rising. Over this past weekend, a bear was spotted in a woman’s yard in Martin. In addition, a bear was hit and killed by a truck on Falls road last week. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Scott Frazier said bear sightings...

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