Bell Wants Committee Formed to Look at Future

Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell wants the Board of Commissioners to consider forming a committee to help look at the county’s future. Bell made the suggestion at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting. He said he wants to get as much input as possible on ways to make the county better. “It feels like Stephens County has been spinning its wheels,” […]

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TFC Baseball Headed to NCCAA World Series

The Toccoa Falls Eagles have been chosen by the selection committee to attend the 2014 NCCAA College World Series in Mason, Ohio. The World Series will be played on May 14-17, and will be hosted by Prasco Park. The Eagles (33-16) will travel north as the #6 seed in the 10 team tournament. The other participants are as follows: #1 […]

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Stephens Co. Farm Tour Held Monday

Third graders from the Stephens County School System make their annual journey to the farm. The annual farm tour took place Monday at Mountain View Farms in Avalon. Farm Owner Linda Dean said that they have a little bit of everything to show the third graders. “We have goats, cows, pigs, chickens, a mobile dairy farm cow that she milks, […]

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Toccoa, Stephens Co. Both Set to Release Proposed Budgets Today

Both the city of Toccoa and Stephens County are scheduled to unveil their proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budgets during meetings today. Stephens County will go first, releasing its proposed budget during its 8:30 a.m. commission meeting in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse. Last week, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that following two days of budget […]

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Wilbros Appeal of EPD Order Being Heard in Atlanta

The hearing on Wilbros’ appeal of an EPD administrative order calling on the facility to shut down is underway. That hearing began Monday in the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings in Atlanta. Wilbros received the hearing after challenging the administrative order that the state’s Environmental Protection Division issued in January. The EPD stated in its order that Wilbros had […]

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Franklin Co. Commission Tables Jail Funding Decision

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Commissioners in Franklin County are putting off a decision on how to fund a proposed jail expansion until after a detailed budget review. Franklin County is considering adding a four-pod, 96 bed extension to its current detention center to house non-violent offenders and women at a proposed cost of $2.5 million. So far, three […]

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Top Five Banquet at SCHS Tonight

Just a reminder, tonight’s annual Top Five Banquet is at Stephens County High School. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school bistro with the Top Five program to follow in the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts. The Toccoa Rotary Club sponsors the Top Five banquet each year. It honors the top five percent of the graduating […]

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Chamber Looks Ahead to New Year

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the year ahead. Last Thursday at its annual meeting, the Chamber heard from both Current Chamber Board Chair Brian Akin, whose term ends on June 30 and Incoming Board Chair Greg Roach, who begins his year as chair on July 1. Akin said it has been a great year for the […]

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