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Ga. AG’s Office Investigating Hartwell DDA for Open Records Violation Allegation

December 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Georgia State Attorney General’s office is investigating the Hartwell Downtown Development Authority for possible violations of the Georgia Open Records Act. On Tuesday, former Hartwell DDA Executive Director Mitch Skelton confirmed he filed a complaint with the State last week. “Yes, I did and I immediately got...

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Ga. DOT Honors Franklin Man For Helping Avalon Mayor

December 13, 2013

A Franklin County man receives recognition from the Georgia Department of Transportation. Recently, DOT Commissioner Keith Golden presented the December Commissioner’s Customer Service Commendation to Robby Oliver. The DOT said Oliver was honored for his exemplary assistance to Avalon Mayor Linda Dean. Dean said Oliver was very helpful in walking her through the entire process...

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Collins Legislation Passes House

December 13, 2013

Legislation authored by 9th District Representative Doug Collins passes the U.S. House. House Resolution 1992, which is known as The Israel Qualitative Military Edge Enhancement Act, was introduced by Collins, who is the Vice Chair of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee. Collins said that the legislation increases accountability and transparency in government as...

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TFC Basketball Update

December 13, 2013

Toccoa Falls College’s men’s basketball teams drop three games at home. Last week, TFC lost to Warren Wilson 77-67, to Bob Jones University 80-71, and Trinity Baptist College 92-79. Against Warren Wilson, Josh Barrett led with Eagles with a game high 20 points and against Bob Jones, Barrett finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds,...

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Stephens Graduation Rate at All Time High

December 12, 2013

Stephens County’s graduation rate is at an all-time high. 2013 Graduation Rates released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Stephens County School System had a graduation rate of 90.8 percent in 2013. That is an increase of nearly 3.50 percentage points from the 2012 graduation rate of 87.33 percent. Stephens...

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Stephens Co. Looks to Start Public Facilities Authority

December 12, 2013

Stephens County is beginning an effort to create a new authority that could potentially serve as another way for local governments to borrow money needed for projects. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to begin the process of creating what is called a Public Facilities Authority. The Stephens County Development Authority brought...

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Toccoa Native Wants to Create Community Memorial

December 12, 2013

A Toccoa native wants to create a community memorial site across the street from the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa.  Roy Mayfield presented his idea to Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday.  He said he would like to utilize city-owned property right across the street from the Boys’ and...

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Stephens Co. To Look at Possible E-911 Communications Equipment Upgrades

December 12, 2013

Stephens County will take time to look at what equipment upgrades, if any, are needed for the county’s E-911 communications. Following an executive session on Tuesday, commissioners voted 4-1 to reject all bids for Stephens County Emergency Communications radio infrastructure, dispatch radio console, and telephone system maintenance agreement.  Commissioner Stanley London voted “no.” Then,...

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SCMS Basketball Update

December 12, 2013

The Stephens County Middle School boys’ basketball teams split with Hart County. The Rebel 7th and 8th grade boys played Hart County at home Tuesday. In the 7th grade boys’ game, Hart County broke open what was a tie game at the half to beat Stephens County 41-22. Ty Nails led the Rebels with...

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Accident Cleared on Toccoa By-pass

December 11, 2013

Everything is back to normal on the Toccoa By-pass after a two-vehicle accident earlier this afternoon. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said the accident happened between 1 and 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of the By-pass and Memorial Drive. Shirley said it involved a pick-up truck and a truck from Toccoa Service Gas and...

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