Stephens Co. Commission Deals With Road Related Bids

Stephens County Commissioners are moving forward with plans to pave three gravel roads in the county. On Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners voted unanimously to reject a bid from Colwell Construction Company, Inc. for setting base and triple surface treatment on Freedom Drive/Freedom Court, Wards Creek Road, and Swilling Road. According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, staff feels a much […]

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Hartwell Enters Drought Trigger Level One

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including Hartwell Lake, have entered the first drought trigger level. The Corps’ Savannah District office made the announcement Monday. Drought Trigger Level 1 is defined as below 656 feet above mean sea level for Hartwell Lake and 326 feet […]

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Stephens Co. Grand Jury Issues Indictments

Stephens County grand jurors indict two people accused of stealing from a Stephens County residence last year. Last week, the grand jury indicted Kimberly Dawn Devault of Eastanollee and James Richard Gibson of Martinez, Georgia. Gibson was indicted on a charge of Burglary in the First Degree, while Devault was indicted on charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and […]

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Stephens Co. Run-off Election Today

Stephens County voters will make their decision today in the Stephens County Commission Post Two Republican run-off. Polls open this morning as voters in Stephens County will choose between incumbent Debbie Whitlock and challenger Kenny Yearwood. Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran said that the polls will be open all day long. “Today, the polls are at the Stephens County Senior […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Re-Ups Dorsey

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey receives a new three-year contract. Monday morning, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to give Dorsey a new, three-year contract that took effect on Monday. As part of the new agreement, the Board increased Dorsey’s salary from $125,000 per year to $127,500 per year. This new contract comes just over one year […]

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Bicyclist Struck in Accident in Stephens Co.

Reports indicate that a bicyclist was injured in an accident in Stephens County on Monday. The accident occurred Monday morning on Jenkins Ferry Road, according to reports. No details regarding the accident have been released at this time by state troopers to WNEG Radio. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident.

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Toccoa Moving Forward With Road Safety Projects

The city of Toccoa will move ahead with two road projects using a special state grant program. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission voted unanimously to approve projects for the city’s LMIG Off-System Safety Program. LMIG stands for Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant and is money that the state provides to local communities for road work. Toccoa City Manager Billy […]

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Roads on Stephens Co. Commission Agenda Today

Road work is on the agenda for today’s scheduled meeting of the Stephens County Commission. The county commission meets at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During today’s meeting, Stephens County Commissioners are scheduled to consider a bid from Colwell Construction Company, Incorporated for setting base and triple surface treatment […]

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Red Cross Continues To Face Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross said it is facing a critical blood shortage, with less than a five-day supply on hand at the current time. Red Cross officials said the agency strives to have a five-day blood supply at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that may require significant volumes of donated […]

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