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Collins Opens Offices in Gainesville, D.C.

January 11, 2013
Collins Opens Offices in Gainesville, D.C.

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins has announced that he now has his main offices in Gainesville and Washington, D.C. up and running. Collins said that for the time being, he will begin operation with one district office in Gainesville. It is located at 111 Green Street Southeast in Gainesville. The phone number is...

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Cabe Crest At Gate Cottage Holds Ribbon Cutting

January 11, 2013
Cabe Crest At Gate Cottage Holds Ribbon Cutting

A local catering company celebrates its partnership with a local dining establishment. Cabe Crest Catering is now operating food service at the Gate Cottage on the campus of Toccoa Falls College and on Thursday, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. Alisa Adams owns Cabe Crest...

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Stephens Co. Land Use Committee Appears Before Commission

January 10, 2013

The Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee speaks to the Stephens County Commission. Tuesday, the committee appeared before county commissioners to update them on their work. The Land Use Regulation Committee has been meeting since September and includes individuals from many sectors of the community chosen by the county commission to look more closely...

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Stephens Co. Receives Good News on FY 2012 Audit

January 10, 2013

Stephens County receives good news on its Fiscal Year 2012 audit. Meredith Lipson from the county’s auditing firm, Mauldin and Jenkins, appeared before the Stephens County Commission on Tuesday to make a presentation on last fiscal year’s audit. Lipson said that the audit report includes what is called an unqualified opinion. “That means a...

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Stephens Co. Begins Talking About SPLOST VI

January 10, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners have the next SPLOST on their radar. During a retreat Tuesday at the Kimsey Environmental Center in Eastanollee, the commission began some preliminary discussions about SPLOST Six. Stephens County Commission Chairman Stanley London said that this meeting was designed to simply put the issue on the table and begin to get...

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Stephens Co. Makes Payment to Toccoa for Animal Shelter

January 10, 2013

Stephens County makes a payment to the city of Toccoa in regards to the new animal shelter. Commissioners unanimously approved a payment to the city of just over $81,000 Tuesday for expenses associated with the cost of the new Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter. The money will come out of contingencies in the county’s Fiscal...

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Hatfield, Woodruff No Longer on DNR Board, Says State

January 10, 2013

Officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said re-districting conflicts are the reason that Joe Hatfield, formerly Stephens County’s representative on the DNR board, along with another individual, are no longer on the board. Those officials confirmed Wednesday that Joe Hatfield and Steven R. Woodruff...

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Highway 17 Project Going Out To Bid, Says Stephens Co. Commissioner

January 9, 2013

Stephens County receives word that the long-awaited widening of Highway 17 is taking another step forward. Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioner Dean Scarborough announced that he had received word from the Governor’s Office that Phase Two of the Highway 17 widening project was being moved up on the DOT’s timeline. Scarborough said the Governor’s Office...

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Stephens Co. Commission Kicks Off 2013

January 9, 2013

Stephens County Commissioners kick off 2013. The commission held its first regular meeting of the year Tuesday at the historic courthouse in downtown Toccoa. At the start of the regular meeting, commissioners unanimously appointed Stanley London to serve as the board’s chairman in 2013, with 2012 Commission Chairman Dean Scarborough to serve as vice-chair....

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Chase Ends in Stephens Co. With Arrest

January 9, 2013

A three-county chase ends with a wreck and an arrest in Stephens County. It took place Tuesday afternoon and started in Banks County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, Banks County authorities attempted a vehicle stop on Highway 63 on an individual on whom Banks County had outstanding warrants. The driver did not...

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