Toccoa Commission, ABC Board Meet

Toccoa’s Alcohol Beverage Control board discusses concerns with the city commission. The two boards met for a work session on Monday. City ABC Board Member Gary Donahue said the board has a couple of issues it has encountered as it works on the ABC license renewals that are coming due this month. “A couple of the applicants did not show […]

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Bell Says Animal Control Ordinance To Be Looked At

Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell said local officials are going to be meeting next week about the animal control ordinance. Bell made the comments at the conclusion of Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. He said he feels there are issues with the animal control ordinance that need to be straightened out now. “Some of our ordinances are not up to […]

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SCDA Holds December Meeting

The Stephens County Development Authority wraps up its calendar year. The Development Authority board met Tuesday morning for its final scheduled monthly meeting of 2014. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin says that the board voted during the meeting to authorize the board chair to sign a memorandum of understanding and deed conveyance in connection to the GEM, […]

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Indian Wrestling Beats Rabun Co.

The Indian wrestling team picks up a dual meet win. Stephens County defeated Rabun County 45-27 in Tiger earlier this week. Winning by pins were Corey Kindel at 120 pounds, Javon Jones at 126 pounds, Cole Simmons at 132 pounds, Jay Stowe at 138 pounds, Jose Cannon at 160 pounds, Devin Burns at 182 pounds, and Gary Walker at 285 […]

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No Truckers For Kids Run This Year

There will not be a Truckers for Kids toy run or parade this year. That is from organizers. They said that health issues in the family of the run’s main organizer, Bear Weaver, have forced the annual holiday event to be postponed this year. The goal, they added, is to resume the event next year. Organizers said they appreciate the […]

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Stephens Co. Implements Ordinance for Peddlers and Door to Door Solicitors

Stephens County Commissioners adopt an ordinance to deal with door-to-door salespeople and peddlers in the county. The county commission approved the ordinance by a 4 to 1 vote on Tuesday. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the ordinance puts guidelines in place that will regulate door-to-door sales and how those individuals operate in the county. “It will start with filing an […]

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Stephens Co. Commissioners Extend Two Moratoriums

Stephens County Commissioners vote to extend two moratoriums. Tuesday, county commissioners approved a 60-day extension of the county’s moratorium on wireless communication facilities applications. Commissioners passed the original moratorium back in September. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said it was done to allow the county to re-visit its tower ordinance to better match its land use ordinance. Ayers said there […]

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