Stephens Co. Commission Holds Millage Rate Hearings

County residents express frustration about a proposed millage rate increase by Stephens County Commissioners. The county commission held the first two of three required public hearings on the proposed hike Monday at the historic courthouse. The room was fairly full for Monday night’s second hearing of the day, with eight or so people speaking before commissioners, opposing the millage rate […]

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Toccoa Opens Street Re-surfacing Bids

Toccoa city staff are reviewing two bids submitted for re-surfacing about 25 city streets. The Toccoa City Commission opened the bids for the street re-surfacing project at its meeting Monday. Two companies submitted bids for the work. They are C.W. Matthews of Marietta, who bid $942,665.44 and Blount Construction of Marietta, who bid $1,148,865.14. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said […]

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Weekend Accident Involves SCSO Patrol Car

A Hazlehurst, Georgia man faces a traffic charge after a weekend accident that involved a Stephens County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. The accident occurred on Big A Road Sunday around 12:56 a.m. The Georgia State Patrol said a 2009 Mazda pick-up truck driven by 18-year-old Cameron Calhoun of Hazlehurst was traveling east exiting the Wal-Mart parking area, while a 2009 […]

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One Week Left to Vote Early in Run-off

This week is the last week to vote early in the primary run-off election in Stephens County and across Georgia. Early voting picks back up today and runs through Friday. Early voting started back on June 30 for the run-off. Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said turnout to this point has been low. “Early voting has been going very slow,” […]

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Liberty Elementary Gets New Principal

Liberty Elementary School has a new principal. Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education approved Jana Cheek as the new principal at Liberty Elementary School. Cheek replaces Terri Powers, who recently took a job with the Central Office as Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Stephens County School System. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said he feels Cheek will […]

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Benefit Bike Ride Visits Toccoa

A benefit bike rider raising money for children brings his multi-state journey to Toccoa. David Nazaroff and his “Ride to Give” made its way into Stephens County and downtown Toccoa on Friday, heading towards Gainesville. He said it is all being done to benefit a girl and her family in north Georgia. “We are raising Callie Truelove, who lives in […]

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