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YMCA Fundraising Concert Coming Up in September

August 28, 2013

A concert coming up next month will look to raise money for the Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA. The concert will take place in the Garrison Auditorium at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa on Saturday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. David LaMotte will perform at the concert. Toccoa-Stephens County YMCA CEO Robin Dake said...

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Toccoa Gas Fund Off to Good Start in FY 2014, Says Finance Director

August 28, 2013

Toccoa Finance Director Cathy Loudermilk said the city’s natural gas fund is off to a good start in Fiscal Year 2014. Loudermilk delivered the July financial report at Monday’s meeting. July is the first month of the fiscal year for the city. According to Loudermilk, the city ended July with more than $435,000 in...

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Stephens Co. Unemployment Rises In July

August 28, 2013

Unemployment figures from the Department of Labor show an increase in the unemployment rate last month in Stephens County. According to figures released last week, Stephens County had a preliminary unemployment rate of 9 percent in July. That marks a two-tenth of a percentage point increase from the revised June rate of 8.8 percent....

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SCHS Softball Beats Chestatee

August 28, 2013

The Stephens County High School softball team is now 2-0 in the region after beating Chestatee High School Tuesday 12-2. The Lady Indians had nine hits as a team. They were led by Carlan Howard, Brynn Roberts, and Lexie Cash, who combined for seven of the nine hits. Stephens County softball is now 5-1...

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New Date Set for Wilbros Hearing in Stephens Co.

August 27, 2013

A hearing postponed earlier this month in Stephens County’s civil suit case against Wilbros will now take place next month. According to Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck, the hearing before Judge Robert Adamson will begin September 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Stephens County Government Building. Ranck said if a second day is needed,...

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Qualifying Continues Today for Races in Toccoa, Martin, Avalon

August 27, 2013

Qualifying continues for municipal elections today. In Toccoa, City Planning Commission Member Evan Hellenga had qualified for Post 5 on the city commission as of 4 p.m. Monday. Post 5 is one of two seats up for election this November The other is Post 3. Andy Pavliscsak currently holds the Post 3 seat, while...

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Toccoa Voids Contract With Proposed Development

August 27, 2013

The Toccoa City Commission declares a sewer allocation agreement with a proposed development null and void after city officials say the developers did not live up to their part of the bargain. Monday, city commissioners unanimously voted to declare a contract with Toccoa Falls Estates null and void. The city and the developers entered...

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Stephens Co. School System Still Working on Charter System Application

August 27, 2013

The Stephens County School System continues to work on its charter system application. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that school system officials have held numerous meetings and met with individuals in the community. Whiten said that the school system staff is now preparing the charter system application that will go to the...

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Stephens Co. Commission Meeting Today

August 27, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners will meet later today for a regularly scheduled meeting and work session. The county commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. County commissioners will begin with a work session on the agenda items. Immediately after finishing...

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DOT Schedules Area Road Work

August 27, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting routine maintenance along some highways in Stephens and surrounding counties this week. According to the DOT, crews are trimming vegetation and removing brush from rights of way along State Route 145 in Stephens County and State Route 106 in Franklin County. In addition, a DOT crew will...

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