Job Fair Today for Arrendale State Prison

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career Center will host a job fair today for the state Department of Corrections. That job fair will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Toccoa Career Center on Foreacre Street in Toccoa. Arrendale State Prison is hiring Correctional Officers and Food Service Supervisors. Candidates can not have felony convictions and if selected for hire, […]

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Stephens Co. Winter Pig Show Held

Stephens County holds its annual Local Winter Pig Show. It took place on February 7. Kole Kelley got first place out of two heats in senior showmanship, while Isabella Payne won intermediate showmanship and Katelynn Freeman placed first in junior showmanship. The last showmanship class was pre-club and Miley Miller won this class. Next was the Breeding Gilt Show, where […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Working Ahead on School Calendars

The Stephens County Board of Education is trying to work ahead on its school calendars. Earlier this year, the school board approved the 2017-2018 school calendar for next school year. Thursday, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey spoke to the board about the school calendar for the year after next, the 2018-2019 calendar. Dorsey said getting a year ahead would […]

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Collins Introduces Open Book on EAJA Act

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is introducing legislation he said will require more accountability from federal agencies. Collins and Democratic Representative Steve Cohen from Tennessee have introduced H.R. 1933, the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act. The EAJA requires federal agencies to reimburse plaintiffs for legal fees incurred through suits in which the agency pursued an unjustified […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Gets Financial Update

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey updates the school board on some financial matters. Dorsey provided that update at Thursday’s work session for the Stephens County Board of Education. He said that the school system continues to wait on the Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 audits from the state auditors. According to Dorsey, the system was recently notified of further […]

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Extreme Drought Back Into Stephens Co.

Extreme drought is creeping back into Stephens County. According to the latest drought monitor report issued on Thursday, extreme drought had reached back into western Stephens County. That is the second-most severe level of drought in the drought monitor report. Previously, all of Stephens County had been in severe drought with extreme drought limited to Habersham County. The eastern part […]

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Two Injured in Thursday Accident

An accident in Toccoa sends two people to the hospital. It happened around noon Thursday in Toccoa on Big A Road, in the area of McDonald’s and Farmers Home Furniture. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says two vehicles were involved in the accident. Jarrell says that two people were transported to Stephens County Hospital as a result of the accident […]

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Local Students Represented at Show In Perry

Numerous Stephens County students recently represented the county in the National Junior Swine Association Southeast Regional and Winter Type Conference. That event took place from January 26 through January 29 in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. In all, 10 students participated in the event from Stephens County. They were as follows: • Selah Baker-Pre-K at Big A; 7th place […]

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