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Investigation in FCSO Deputy’s Death Continues

May 23, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There isn’t much to go on, but the investigation into the tragic death of Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy Cruz Thomas will continue, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 26-year old Thomas was killed Wednesday night on I-85 while in pursuit of a traffic violator.   Thomas, the son of...

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Memorial Day Government Schedules Announced

May 23, 2014

Toccoa City Hall and Stephens County Government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. In the city of Toccoa, garbage and recycling routes that are scheduled to be picked up on Monday, May 26th will be picked up on Tuesday, May 27th. Commercial garbage will be picked up as usual,...

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Stephens Co. School System Finds Accounting Errors

May 22, 2014

Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey says that staff has discovered accounting errors that are leaving the school system unsure about all of its financial numbers heading into a new budget year. Dorsey discussed the matter with Stephens County Board of Education members at their meeting on Tuesday. He says that the accounting errors...

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Woodruff Appointed Stephens Co. Solicitor

May 22, 2014

Toccoa attorney Willie J. Woodruff, Jr. will serve as the Stephens County State Court Solicitor pending a special election to fill the post vacated by the passing of State Court Solicitor Dan. T. Pressley, Sr. back in December. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal officially appointed Woodruff to fill the position recently and it became effective...

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Gasaway Speaks on Election Win

May 22, 2014

28th District State Representative Dan Gasaway says he appreciates the support from the community in winning a second term to the Georgia Legislature. With no Democratic opposition on the ballot in the fall, the Republican incumbent won re-election for all intents and purposes after defeating challenger Stacy Hall in Tuesday’s primary election. Gasaway says he...

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Toccoa Approves FY 2015 Budget

May 22, 2014

The city of Toccoa has its Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget in place. City commissioners unanimously approved the budget Tuesday. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said she is pleased with how the budget came together. “I feel comfortable about the budget,” said Fry. “We met with all of the department heads and we met with...

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FCSO Deputy, Son of Sheriff, Dies in Accident

May 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia An accident overnight has taken the life of Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cruz Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. It happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 85 Northbound near mile marker 163. Troopers said witnesses reported Deputy Thomas was traveling northbound in...

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Stephens Co. Hires Temporary Building Inspector

May 22, 2014

Stephens County Commissioners are putting some help in place to cover the need for building inspections in the county. During a called meeting Wednesday, the county commission unanimously approved a motion to hire a company called Nova Engineering and Environmental, LLC of Kennesaw to take care of building inspections in Stephens County on a...

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Grafton, London, Scarborough Win Stephens Co. Commission Races

May 21, 2014

All three incumbents win their races on the ballot for Stephens County Commission. Republicans Michelle Grafton, Stanley London, and Dean Scarborough all won in Tuesday’s election for seats on the Stephens County Commission. Grafton received 1,568 votes to Ralph Stowe’s 780 votes in the Post One County Commission race. She said she is happy...

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Bellamy, Fricks, Webb Win Stephens Co. BOE Races

May 21, 2014

Just 26 votes separated the candidates in the race for District One, Post Two on the Stephens County Board of Education. Jim Bellamy received 1,187 votes to defeat incumbent Steve Tilley, who received 1,161 votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary for that school board race. Bellamy said he is excited over the result and grateful...

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