County Continues Looking At Road Work

Work continues towards getting the county’s priorities in order when it comes to road repairs this season. On Tuesday, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the list of primary roads for SPLOST VI funds this year. Ayers said that the county is trying to get caught up and moving forward with SPLOST road projects after losing the public […]

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County Commission Talks Recycling, Convenience Sites

Stephens County staff continue to look at how to re-start recycling for county residents. The county removed recycling bins from its convenience sites back in April, but voted in May to work on restoring recycling availability for residents after public feedback on the issue. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers updated commissioners on the recycling issue at Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Ayers […]

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Strong Storm Strikes Toccoa

A strong storm moves through part of Toccoa and causes significant damage in some areas. The storm moved through at about 4 p.m. Wednesday. While it only resulted in about .07 inches of rain and some hail in the downtown area, the storm was much worse in other parts of town. Specifically on Big A Road, high winds in the […]

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Police Blotter

On its Facebook page, the Toccoa Police Department says it has recovered a push mower believed to have been stolen on or around May 28, 2015. Police say that if anyone is missing this mower or knows who is missing it and can identify it, please contact Sgt. Jimmy Mize at the Toccoa Police Department. His phone number is 706-282-3277. […]

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Rabun Co. Man Arrested for Child Pornography

By WRBN Radio, Clayton Federal agents arrest a Rabun County man on child pornography charges after an international investigation that took place over the course of nearly one year. According to court documents, authorities in New Zealand began investigating 35 year old Christopher Welcher, a Rabun County resident, in connection to child pornography back in July of 2014. The authorities […]

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Franklin Co. Holds Public Hearing on FY 16 Budget

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It was another low turnout Tuesday at a public hearing in Franklin County prior to the county commission passing its Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Only two citizens showed up to the Franklin County Justice Center in Carnesville Tuesday to comment on Franklin County’s plan to increase next year’s budget and raise property taxes. Franklin […]

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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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