Stephens Co. Approves FY 16 Budget

Stephens County Commissioners set the county government’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. On Tuesday, the county commission voted 4 to 1 to approve the budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. That budget totals about $21.62 million overall. About $12.97 million of that is in the general fund budget, which is about $70,000 more than what was budgeted […]

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USFS: No Fireworks On Forest Service Land

While Georgia is legalizing the sale of consumer fireworks starting in just a few days, the U.S. Forest Service says the law does not change on federal land. The Forest Service said that with the Fourth of July holiday approaching, it is reminding residents, visitors, and campers that all types of fireworks are prohibited in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and […]

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Stephens Co. BOE Sets Tentative Millage Rate

The Stephens County Board of Education plans to leave the millage rate at 20 mills for a second year. At a special called meeting on Monday, all board members present voted unanimously to set the tentative millage rate for this year at 20 mills. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said that the 20 mill tax rate will result in […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

The Stephens County Commission is expected to finalize its Fiscal Year 2016 budget later today at its regularly scheduled meeting. County commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. During the meeting, county commissioners are expected to consider a motion to adopt the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The […]

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Toccoa Commission Holds Regular Meeting

The city of Toccoa will now allow its employees to credit a certain amount of unused sick leave time towards their years of service when it comes to retirement. On Monday, the city commission unanimously approved an ordinance to amend and re-state the employee retirement plan to that effect. The changes were also approved as part of revisions to the […]

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First Responders Called To Pool Monday

A child is reportedly recovering after a scare at the Doyle Street Pool on Monday. First responders were called to the pool during the early afternoon hours on Monday after a child swimmer was reported to be in distress. According to Camp Fire CEO Elaine Brinkley, a child at the pool had to be rescued from the water by one […]

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