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DOT Urges Drivers To Stay Safe This Summer

June 12, 2015

Plan ahead, drive alert and watch for work zones. That’s the advice to motorists from the Georgia Department of Transportation as an active summer construction season gets into full swing with projects beginning or underway throughout the state. To minimize traffic delays, the Department said it seeks to make the road work as non-disruptive...

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Collins Supports Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act

June 12, 2015

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins votes in support of a bill he says will protect farmers, families, ranchers, and small businesses in the 9th District and nationwide. Earlier this week, Collins voted for H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act. The bill would repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for...

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Eight Arrested in Multi-County Burglary Ring

June 11, 2015

Authorities said that eight people face charges in connection to a multi-county burglary ring. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office worked with the Franklin County and the Madison County Sheriff’s Offices in making the arrests in connection to local residential burglaries. Shirley said that the multi-agency investigation spurred off of a...

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Stephens Co. To Consider Abandoning Part of Crump St.

June 11, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners are going to consider abandonment of part of a road in order to help with keeping the property at the end of the road clean. John Vance appeared before commissioners on Tuesday to talk about the end of Crump Street, which is located off of South Pond Street. Vance owns the...

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FEMA Reimbursing Stephens Co. For Winter Storm Cleanup

June 11, 2015

Some federal money is headed to Stephens County to re-imburse it for storm cleanup from this winter. Back in April, Stephens County was among 15 counties in north Georgia that received a federal disaster declaration for ice and snow that hit rom February 15 through February 17, 2015. The declaration made Stephens County eligible...

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Stephens Co. Road Crew Commended for Efforts

June 11, 2015

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers is commending the county’s road crew for its work over recent weeks. Ayers spoke about the job that the entire Public Works Department has done at Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Commissioners meeting. She said that even though the county is without a Public Works Director, the road crew...

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TFC Renovating Dining Hall

June 11, 2015

Toccoa Falls College is undertaking a major renovation of its dining hall this summer. As part of the contract agreed upon by TFC and Chartwells, the college’s new food service provider since August 2014, about $1 million will go towards renovating the dining hall space located in the Student Center. TFC officials said in...

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USFS Issues Draft Decision on Upper Warwoman

June 11, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service said it is providing the public with an early opportunity to preview the draft Decision Notice and final Environmental Analysis for the Upper Warwoman project in Rabun County. Currently, 100 percent of the Upper Warwoman watershed is functioning at risk to forest resources such as native trout, wildlife and rare fire dependent...

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Hummingbird A Go; German Company Locating in Toccoa

June 10, 2015

Project Hummingbird takes flight. Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal’s office announced that NIFCO KTW, a German-based automotive supplier of high-quality injection molded components, will locate its U.S. operations in Stephens County. This is the “Project Hummingbird” officials spoke of weeks ago, approving a project agreement with the company. The company will locate a 130,000 square...

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Stephens Co. Holds First Public Hearing On FY 16 Budget

June 10, 2015

Stephens County Commissioners move one step closer to adopting the county’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The county commission held a first public hearing on the proposed budget Tuesday. Nobody from the public spoke during the hearing on the budget, but Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers did give a summary of the proposed budget. Ayers...

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