Stephens BOE, TCC Both Holding Meetings Today

The Stephens County Board of Education is expected to formally set its millage rate at 20 mills for a second straight year at a meeting this morning. Stephens County school board members are set to gather at 7:30 a.m. at the Stephens County school system’s administrative offices on Mize Road to set the millage rate. Last month, the school board […]

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SCDA Approves FY 16 Budget

The Stephens County Development Authority approves its budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Thursday, the Development Authority approved the budget for the fiscal year that started July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said this year’s budget is nearly identical to last year’s. “Year to year, our budget changes very little,” said […]

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HPC Rejects COA Request

Toccoa’s Historic Preservation Commission rejects a Certificate of Appropriateness request for a downtown building. Last week, the HPC considered Robert Crumley’s request to perform major exterior building renovations to the former Green’s Department Store at 26 Doyle Street. Back in May, the HPC met with Crumley on the property and gave preliminary approval for Crumley to begin on exterior renovations […]

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Franklin BOC Agrees to Borrow to Make Ends Meet

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County will borrow the money it needs to meet its obligations through the end of the year. The Board of Commissioners signed off on the plan at their regular meeting last night in Carnesville. During their work session last week, County Manager Beth Thomas told the board the County needs to borrow money […]

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Homer Murder Victim Identified

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Banks County officials have released the identity of a murder victim found in home in Homer last week. According to Banks County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Carrissa McFaddin, the victim is identified as Sonya Gale Phelps, 48, of Homer. McFaddin said Phelps died from ligature strangulation and blunt force head injury. Last week, Banks County […]

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Little League Update

The Toccoa Little League baseball All-Stars move into the championship round. Thursday in Clarkesville, Toccoa pounded Habersham in four innings, 35-0, to advance from the elimination bracket into the finals. Toccoa scored three runs in the first and five in the second. Then, Toccoa sent 17 men to the plate in the third inning and scored 14 runs and sent […]

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NGTC Students Participate at National SkillsUSA Event

A number of area students at North Georgia Technical College are back after competing in a national competition. Nine North Georgia Tech students recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skill Conference. NGTC’s Brad Budd of Hephzibah garnered a Silver medal in Photography and Michelle Brewer of Clayton achieved Bronze in the Medical Assisting […]

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Ride Strong Event Leaves This Morning

More than a dozen cyclists will leave Toccoa today and head to Vidalia. It is the first “Ride-Strong” event. The riders are going to Vidalia from Toccoa to raise funds and awareness for the Paul Anderson Park and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. Organizers said the ride honors the legacy of Paul Anderson, who rode a bicycle long distances for […]

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