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Body found in house fire

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Toccoa police officers were on their way to assist with a property retrieval last week that changed to a fire response. Police chief Jimmy Mize said that on Thursday, Aug. 8, officers were responded to a residence on East Currahee Street. "While they were en route, the subject

Crump represents U.S. in France

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Kaylynn Crump of Martin, a sophomore at Franklin County High School and daughter of Chad and Kristy Crump, recently returned from representing the United States at the International Cup in France. The cup is a worldwide competition and Crump was part of the United States Twirling Association’s Twirl Forte baton twirling team. The competition was held Aug. 2-5, in Limoges, France. Crump is a member of the Franklin County High School majorettes. Along with her teammates, Crump qualified for

Schools hall of fame seeking nominations

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The Toccoa-Stephens County Schools Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the Class of 2019. The hall was established to recognize outstanding graduates and former educators of the Toccoa and Stephens County school systems.

County voters to decide fate of new SPLOST Nov. 5.

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Early voting for Stephens County's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will begin in mid-October, according to elections superintendent Eureka Gober. County and city municipalities recently agreed to splitting the proceeds from the 1 percent sales tax should voters choose to continue allowing the collections after the current one ends on June 30, 2020.

Museum to unveil Oak Hill exhibit

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The Stephens County Historical Society will dedicate a new exhibit in the Stephens County History Museum.

Wilkinson appointed study commission chair

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State Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) was recently appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to chair the Senate Study Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Landscape Workforce Access. “I am honored and excited to chair this study committee and look forward to reviewing the various barriers and regulations that have an effect on workforce development in this industry,” said Sen. Wilkinson.

Urns damaged in Patriot Park

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Urns at Patriot Park in the City of Toccoa were damaged over the weekend. The park is located on Doyle Street across from Regions Bank.

Ribbon cutting held for pregnancy center

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The Toccoa Life doors are open in its newly-renovated location on Highway 17 south which includes the installation of new ultrasound equipment.

Stolen items recovered here

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    Stephens County deputies stumbled upon a scene last week to find multiple stolen items including a boat.